Your wedding is the best day of your life. However, as any former bride or groom will tell you, it is also one of the most stressful. With so many small details to organise, and immense pressure to make the day perfect, it’s no wonder wedding planning is one of the most trying times a couple will experience. Don’t panic! It doesn’t have to be this way. At Let’s Marry, our talented staff can help you plan every aspect of your big day.
Read on for our stress-free wedding event planning tips.
Consider a Single Location – By choosing a location offering accommodation, ceremony and reception capabilities, you’ll save money, cut down on time and eliminate the nightmare of transporting all your guests between different venues.
Be Flexible on Your Wedding Date – While most couples select a meaningful date (i.e. the anniversary of their first date, Valentine’s Day, etc.) and book their wedding at least a year out, there is significant bargaining power to be had if you have a shorter timeline.
Booking your wedding venue sooner (i.e. four or five months out), can save you up to half the cost of room hire, food and more. This is because wedding venues aim to fill all dates and you can snag quite a bargain if you’re willing to be flexible.
Attend Bridal Expos Early in Your Engagement – The best way to get inspired for your big day is to see options firsthand. Plus, at most expos, you’ll also be able to enter raffles and giveaways where you could win a honeymoon, a free wedding gown and more.
Book as Many Services as You Can with a Single Vendor – If your wedding planner also coordinates, floral arrangements, Bonbonniere (wedding favours), and invitations, for example, you can score a substantial discount by bundling these services together. Also, by booking the majority of services with a single vendor, you’ll often have room to negotiate on price.
Show Rather Than Tell Your Vendors What You Want – There are hundreds of shades of blue, for instance. So, if you have your heart set on a particular variation of the colour, bring fabric samples along to your meeting with the wedding planner to show them precisely what you want.
Address Thank You Notes Ahead of Time – This is a true time-saver and will give you one less post-wedding worry. Writing thank you notes before the big day is the perfect way to show friends and family who cannot make it to the wedding (but still want to send a present) how much you care.
And, if you’re super organised, you can address all of the thank you notes for each of your guests ahead of time. A little forward planning will help you avoid one of the most common mistakes newlyweds make, i.e. not taking the time to thank guests for their generous gifts and attendance.
If you’re interested in a stress-free wedding planning experience call our talented Let’s Marry team today on 1300 LET SSS (1300 538 777).