If You Want Your Day to Be Perfect Pay Attention to These Tips
Planning a wedding can be nerve racking at best. If you decide not to use a planner, the greatest stress reduction option available, these tips should help you have a more enjoyable experience.
1. Plan Your Work, Work Your PlanAfter planning, you'll know what needs to be done. Some will have built-in deadlines and you should create deadlines for those that don't. Although some things simply must be done within the week prior to your wedding, attempt to avoid jamming anything unnecessary into that week.
2. Take The Week Before Your Wedding Off From Work
If you can do so without cutting the time-off for honeymoon short and without leaving you with absolutely no off afterwards, take the week before your wedding off. Remember how I said, a paragraph ago, that you should plan so that you don't have anything to do during the week prior to your wedding?
Well, even if you follow my advice and minimize the tasks, you will still have quite a bit to do during that week. Surprises will pop up, well-laid plans will fall apart and emergencies will inevitably need to be dealt with. These things are much easier to take care of if you're not also trying to finish research for an upcoming presentation, taking care of customer complaints and attempting to not look like you're wasting the workday away daydreaming about your wedding.
3. Don't Go Into Debt For Your Dream Wedding
While you have probably had images regarding the absolute pinnacle of perfection regarding your wedding day...be careful. Too many couples have an elaborate and amazing wedding only to find out that they are beginning their new life in hole. Getting deep into debt is far too easy these days and financial problems are one of the biggest causes of divorce.
Yes, one of the traditional wedding lines includes a line regarding "something borrowed," but it's safe to assume they weren't referring to money. With everything else you're going to have come up, there is no reason to turn your marital marathon into a hurdle event any earlier than necessary.
4. Make A List (Or Two)
This should be the final step of your wedding planning adventure, after you've had a long and sincere planning session with you soon-to-be-spouse (you did, didn't you?) After planning, you'll know what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, who it needs to be done with, etc. So, convert those things into a checklist. Make your lists and then check them twice, to make sure you haven't neglected to include something. Then, stick to your lists and accomplish them in an orderly fashion. This will help ensure that you don't forget to do something or focus your time and attention on the things you find enjoyable at the expense of something else.