The checklist begins….now! Time sure does fly when you’re planning a dream wedding. Trust us, we get it! It’ll be here before you know it, so staying organized and dedicated is critical! Through this process, remember to lean on your partner and your loved ones. This day is all about you! Here, we compiled a list of 8 things all of the beautiful brides (like you!) should remember to keep in mind before your big day arrives.
1. A Bride Has To Eat, Too!
You are spending countless hours planning the perfect menu selections for your guests, but don’t forget about yourself, girl! It’s going to be a busy yet exciting day of taking pictures and dancing the night away. Be sure to start your day with a healthy breakfast, take those snack breaks, and drink plenty of water (in between the celebratory champagne toasts, of course!). Also, take in the memories at your sweetheart table and cake cutting time with the love of your life. After all, it will be your first meal together as husband and wife, so enjoy every bite!
2. Making A Wedding Website
Although a wedding website is by no means required, we have to keep up with the modern trends in technology! Wedding websites act as a central hub for your guests to find all detailed information needed to know for your wedding all in one place. You can even share the link to yours early on your save-the-date cards. While you’re thinking about wedding websites, our storefront on The Knot is just waiting for you to check it out!
3. Budgeting for the Little Things
Last minute dress alteration? Booking that spray tan appointment? A super cute bar sign on Pinterest that will totally tie in the decoration details? You cannot plan for the unexpected, but you and your fiancé can have an agreed upon budgeting plan for the little things that may come up!
4. Packing an Emergency Kit
From touch-up makeup to a phone charger, you can never be over-prepared! Have your bridesmaids help you pack a mini emergency kit with fashion, beauty, snacks, and extra supplies that you may just thank yourself for having later.
5. Arranging for Transportation
Oh no, you didn’t think about how Mom and Dad are getting to the wedding?! Not to worry, determining your wedding transportation logistics from the ceremony/reception to the after party early on will save you the stresses later. Also, decide what options are best for you in terms of pricing because a trolley vs. a limo will of course, have to be budgeted differently!
6. Attending Local Bridal Shows
Who doesn’t love free advice (and awesome giveaways!)? Bridal shows are a way for brides to connect with not only wedding professionals and vendors that could potentially be used for their wedding, but also, other brides visiting in the area. You’ll also find all of the latest trends, fashions, and more in the world of weddings. Navigate to our Instagram page and stay updated on our highlight for where you may see us at Enchanted Celebrations pop up next!
7. Planning for Bad Weather
Your summer wedding day may read sunny and 75 on your weather app, however, it’s always best to plan for a rainy day. Luckily, a good wedding venue will have multiple back-up plans to anticipate any weather change that could affect your photography, timeline, and overall experience. Still, it does not hurt to be a little cautious yourself!
8. Remembering Your Out-of-Town Guests
Those dedicated family members traveled long and far just to see the two of you wed! Don’t forget to show them a little extra appreciation. Offer them traveling suggestions and truly make them feel welcome on your wedding day!
Although it may seem that there’s so much to remember before your big day is here, the most important reminder you need is to have fun and not sweat the small stuff. After all, the last thing to check off on your list is to live happily ever after!