Wedding Planning Advice From Brides - Southern Elegance
Travis and Alexis's
Southern Elegance Wedding
Venue- The Rose Garden Wedding and Events, Wedding Suite: Magnolia Mansion, Dress- Allure Bridal, Photography- Adelphi Photo, Officiant- Waningmoonweddings Hair- Hairbynijarae
1. Set a budget and Secure your Venue and Photographer ASAP!
The most important step in wedding planning is setting a reasonable budget. There are many apps like “Wedding Wire” and “The Knot” to assist you with budgeting and wedding timelines. Be reasonable with your budget. The worst thing is to start off your new union in debt! When your budget is set, you have an idea of the type of Venue and Photographer you could want for your special day. Do your research but try to book early, as most places are all booked up months or even years in advance.
2. Be careful when choosing who will be apart of your wedding party.
No one in your wedding party is obligated to anything, but it sure takes a lot of stress away when they are helpful with wedding related tasks. If there is any drama don’t feel guilt about cutting them out of your wedding party. Planning can be very tedious and stressful. The last thing a Bride needs is someone in her wedding party that is not compliant.
3. Don’t forget to enjoy the most important day of your life!!!
Let’s be honest! Something WILL go wrong...but don’t sweat the small stuff! I would stress about RSVPs until my Husband said to me “I’m going to be there and you’re going to be there, and that all that matters!”. He had to remind me that this was OUR day!
4. Don’t forget to do your reviews!
Help your fellow Brides out by doing reviews on the vendors that you used. Most of us will pick our vendors by word of mouth. I loved giving great reviews to vendors that treated me like gold! I also had no problem being honest about a bad experience.
5. Don’t compare your wedding to anyone else’s!
Every wedding is beautiful and unique. Don’t feel ashamed if the wedding expenses were either $100 or $1,000,000! Budget shaming is a thing. It’s all about making your day special for you and you Future Husband.
6. Take in every moment.
Put all your distractions away during the days leading up to your wedding. Don’t spend so much time taking pictures and videos. Live in the moment!
7. Understand that this is YOUR day!
You will have many people putting down your ideas and giving input where it is not needed. Be open to fresh ideas but ensure that your vision does not get lost in process of planning.