You said yes and it was the most exciting day of your life so far! Now that the excitement of the engagement have worn off and the questions around the date of the big day begin to surface, you realize that there is a lot to plan for as you get ready for the wedding.
At first it may seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re looking at an average South Asian wedding guest list of 500 when all is said and done. Rest assured, it may be challenging but not impossible! Here are a three easy ways to ensure that you get off on the right foot and enjoy the process rather than stress yourself and your fiancé out as you get closer to your special day.
You’re going to be corresponding with tons of people from suppliers to guests, and trying to weed through emails which also get mixed in with your regular day to day or work communications is sure to have you stressed every time your email alert dings.
Set up an email account just for you and your fiancé to access and share this with your wedding suppliers as well as on your invitations to keep things easy to follow while also providing access to both of you.
Step By Step
Once you get started on planning for the sangeet, mendhi, wedding and reception alongside any other special ceremonies that you’re going to have, you can start to feel overwhelmed with all of the tasks and decisions that lay ahead.
A great way to keep sane is to prioritize your list and tackle one or two tasks at a time rather than try and multi task through a number of different things. Once your list is compiled you’ll be able to plan through more effectively and assign some key dates to your tasks as well.
For example if you have finding a makeup artist, choosing a venue and ordering bombaniers on your list, you may want to attack the venue first since they can book up fairly quickly depending on your desired date, followed by researching and ordering your bombaniers so that you have time for delivery and any assembly required, leaving your makeup artist for last.
Share Your Calendars
While sharing an email addresses a great start it is also very helpful to create and share a calendar for your fiancé and yourself to use for everything wedding related. This way you’ll both be on the same page and also receive reminders as important dates approach.
Regardless of if you plan your own wedding or hire a professional wedding planner, these tools are sure to help you enjoy the process rather than stress out every step of the way.
❤ The National Bridal Show Team