Consider hiring a wedding planner.
You may want to think about fitting a wedding coordinator into your budget. Their experience and knowledge of planning weddings could very well end up saving you money in the long run, and it will definitely save you a lot of time. Some couples worry that a wedding planner will take over and they will lose control of the look of the event. A good planner will incorporate your ideas, not theirs, improving on them where possible and offering suggestions that will make everything easier. Less for you to worry about, but everything still gets done.
Make a personalized planning checklist.
You will find many different wedding planning checklists online. These cover a broad range of possibilities. Search until you find one that covers everything that you want to incorporate into your special day, and then personalize it to match your particular plans. Take out unnecessary tasks that don't pertain to what you are doing, and add any that are missing. Your wedding will be unique, and a personalized checklist helps you make sure that your entire vision becomes a reality.
Keep it together.
Once you begin gathering lists, contact information, and general planning ideas, keep all of those things together in one place so that you can find everything that you need without a lot of searching. If you are keeping track of it all on paper, be sure to have a backup copy just in case you misplace anything. It's a good idea to have your future spouse or your maid of honor hold on to a copy. If you are staying organized digitally, either with a computer program or an app, share access to it with others that are helping you take care of everything.
This is a little more of a stress-reliever than an organizing tip, but it's an important one for getting lots of things done in a small amount of time. People close to you will want to help, so let them. There are plenty of tasks to go around, and quite a few that can be accomplished without your direct input, like picking up the invitations at the printer, or even addressing them. Choose people that you know will get the job done to take certain tasks off of your list, and then all you have to do is make sure to double-check with them that it was accomplished.
Create a wedding email address.
It will be a lot easier to keep track of wedding information by email if you set up a temporary address to use specifically for wedding stuff. That way it won't be mixed in with bills, emails from friends, and random newsletters you've signed up for, but rather all together in one easy to find place. You can also feel free to sign up for special discounts and newsletters from wedding vendors that you meet knowing that once the wedding is over, you can shut down that email address and not worry about continued "spam" from those vendors once you no longer need them.
Mark your RSVP cards.
If you will be mailing RSVP cards along with your wedding invitations, it's a good idea to mark them in some way, like with a small inconspicuous number in the corner or with some type of invisible ink. It is more common than you would think for people to mail the cards back but forget to put their names on them! If you have marked the cards ahead of time, it will be easy to figure out who a blank one belongs to.
Remember to take breaks.
Even if all of your tasks are perfectly organized, if you don't take a break once in a while, your brain will be overwhelmed and unable to make any sense of it! Schedule regular time, at least once a week, to do something that is not wedding related. That way you will stay fresh, and tackling the next task will seem a lot easier.
A little organization goes a long way, and when everything runs smoothly it will be a lot simpler for you both to simply enjoy the wedding and everything about your special day. We've seen a lot of weddings over the years here at Country Jewell, and the talented staff of wedding professionals at our scenic wedding venue near Knoxville is here to offer guidance and help to you in any way that we can to make your wedding day as amazing as possible.
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