1. Once you have your budget, try to stick to it
We know that weddings can be expensive. They are getting more expensive everyday. No matter what your budget is, try to stick to that amount. Write down the wedding budget on paper with your fiancé. The areas of your budget that are most important are your venue, your dress, your photographer, cake, and DJ. You will never forget these things. Find what you want and adjust other parts of your day to meet the financial responsibility. Always ask your vendors if they offer payment plans. This will help in getting the things that actually matter to you.
2. Your timeline is important!
Your timeline is so important that we have created multiple options based on the flow of photography that we have to do during your day. If you have no idea where to be at any particular point in the day, it can cause unnecessary stress and will result in lost time. Dinner is at 7:00 but you are still doing photos with your photographer and by the time you get in, it's 8:15. Now your guests are hungry and irritated, and you and your husband are also. Everyone needs to be on the same page from the start of your day to the end of the day. A wedding day timeline will prevent problems before they happen and will help you avoid a lot of stress. Keepinga timeline with your planner, photographer, and DJ is a must!
3. An emergency kit!
We have seen it all! Torn veils, broken heels, chipped nails, flapping lashes, scratches and cuts, food on clothes, etc. We always suggest that you have emergency kit of and sure it is easily accessible all day. Your kit should include essentials like: Band-aids and antibiotics, Advil, antacids, Benadryl, super glue, tissues, lip balm, needle and thread, Tide Stick, nail kit, feminine products, oil blotting pad. These few little things WILL come in handy at some point in the day.
Thanks for taking the time to read these quick tips. Please be on the lookout for our next installment in this series!