Feeling overwhelmed planning your wedding? You may have heard the saying, "How do you eat an elephant?" One bite at a time!
A good wedding planner breaks the process down for you into manageable steps. Here are few things to remember when tackling this.
- Establish a timeline to help manage the process. Most start a year in advance with quarterly, monthly, and weekly tasks. Many vendors will need to be secured months in advance.
- Rely on your vendors to help guide you through the process. This may be your first time but they do it all the time and will be able to tell you what questions you should be asking.
- If you're fortunate enough to have family and friends willing to help delegate specific tasks to them. Follow up to keep them accountable for the items on which they are responsible.
- Don't forget about post-wedding checklist items. Dealing with the aftermath of the wedding festivities involves thank you notes, following up with vendors, and preserving your wedding gown.
I designed my wedding planner binder to help keep you organized throughout the process. It includes suggested questions to ask when interviewing vendors and venue sites, checklists broken down into monthly tasks (and weekly/daily tasks as the big day gets closer), and a place to keep notes, brochures, business cards and fliers. Everything you need to get started is all within this stylish and practical 3-ring mini binder which is the perfect size for carrying to appointments.