What does the best wedding mean? It doesnt really mean the best in terms of decor, location, flowers etc! The best means, the best possible outcome you could have. So how do you plan your best possible outcome for your wedding day? I am here to give you a little insight into creating a seamless day!
1. If your budget can allow it, hire a wedding planner. Having a wedding planner allows you the freedom to sit back and enjoy your wedding day they way you should be. Everyone may be coming to you all day long otherwise asking for help, decisions, and direction on things like where to set the ice, how many trash cans do you want, what time does the food arrive, where do they park, how do you get ahold of the DJ, what color is supposed to be on the tables for flowers, we are out of toilet paper, how do you tap a keg, uncle bob is missing, I stepped in dog poop, where are the plates and napkins, YOU CATCH MY DRIFT? Yeah it can be soooooo overwhelming and stressful on a bride if this is your wedding day. If your budget wont allow for a wedding planner consider at least hiring them for day of coordination, and if your budget wont allow for that either, then put someone in charge that knows your hearts desires in and out for your wedding day! This is so important and be sure to meet with them and discuss these things ahead of time, walk the venue with them and show them where you want things, how things should be set up, and give them a contact list of all your vendors.
2. Communicate with your vendors, I know that you may be that chill laid back bride but sometimes that can be harder on vendors than the opposite. We love working with a happy medium, creative freedom with some direction of your wishes, likes, and dislikes. Dont be afraid to lean on vendors for advice and suggestions. Most likely we have been doing weddings for so long we are happy to help any way possible.
3. Create a solid timeline, but ALWAYS give yourself wiggle room. Wedding days come with unforeseen hiccups and events so it is always best to work in time for those. Really plan out how you want your day to play out. Talk to your wedding planner, photographer, videographer, DJ etc,,,,, in most cases your wedding planner will do this for you but if you dont have one just send them a quick email asking for the photography timeline etc.... think about what you want to see happen on your day of. Are you going to do a first look? Are you going to do a reveal with your father in your dress? Are you keeping in traditional and not seeing each other until you walk down the aisle? Are you doing family photos during cocktail hour? Do you want sunset portraits? When should your hair and makeup be done to make sure you can do the things you want to do for the remaining portion of the day!