Wedding planning can be a whirlwind, but it’s important to remember to prioritize the pre-wedding tasks. There are many things to do before the big day, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
But by focusing on the most important tasks first, you’ll be well on your way to a stress-free wedding. Here are six of the most important pre-wedding tasks to remember:
Purge your closet: Get rid of anything you don’t wear anymore
It’s easy to get bogged down in the details of wedding planning and forget some of the basics. One of those basics? Purging your closet of anything you don’t wear anymore.
A lot of us have clothes in our closets that we haven’t worn in years, and there’s no reason to keep them around any longer. It’s time to get rid of them and make room for new ones. From dresses to suits, you’ll need a lot of different outfits for your wedding. And if you’re not wearing something, it doesn’t mean it should be in your closet.
This is especially important when it comes to suits and tuxes. They’re not cheap, and you can’t wear them more than once. It’s better to buy new ones every few years, anyway.
Clean your house: Start with the floors and work your way up.
This is a good idea if you want to keep your new house clean. You can pick up the messes that were left behind and make sure you don’t have any more clutter.
Start cleaning out your purse and make sure all of your keys are in there. Get rid of all the junk you don’t need.
This could be anything from old electronics to your grandma’s collection of vases.
Organize your finances: Create a budget and start saving.
Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. Before you start planning the big day, there are some important financial tasks you need to take care of. One of the most important is creating a budget and starting to save for your wedding. The first step is to create a budget.
Start by listing all of your expenses, big and small:
Now that you’ve listed everything, it’s time to start saving money. You should have an emergency fund for at least 6 months worth of expenses. You can also set up a separate reserve fund for any money you want to spend on the wedding, such as flowers and rentals.
Once you have the budget and reserve in place, you can start thinking about how much money you need to save each month. It depends on your income, but most people will need from $1,000-$2,000 a month. Your goal is to put away at least 10% of your income for savings.
Schedule your appointments: Meet with your caterer, florist, photographer, and more.
In the weeks and months leading up to your wedding, there are a few key appointments you need to make. You’ll want to meet with your caterer, florist, and photographer, to name a few. Here’s a guide on when to book each one and what you can expect from each meeting.
- Have a budget: Your wedding budget is the amount of money you are planning to spend on your wedding. You’ll want to make sure that you’re not spending more than that amount. For a wedding of 150 guests, you’ll want to budget between $50,000 and $70,000.
- Have an event coordinator: An event coordinator is someone who has the expertise in organizing, planning and coordinating your wedding.
- Have an event planner: An event planner is someone who has the expertise in creating your wedding invitations, menus, seating chart, and invites.
- Have a wedding videographer: A wedding videographer is someone who has experience in filming weddings. They’ll record your entire day, including your ceremony and reception.
Finalize your guest list: Narrow it down to the people you really want there.
One of the most important tasks in the to-do list is narrowing down your guest list to the people you really want there. This can be difficult, but it’s important to remember that your wedding is about you and your spouse, not about your guests.
Start by making a list of everyone you want to invite, then go through and cross out anyone who is not absolutely necessary. This may seem like it’s a lot of work, but if you start early and take your time, you’ll have fewer problems.
One of the biggest mistakes couples make is not sending out their save the dates. They often do this because they think it’s too early. While it is true that many people do not respond to save the dates, this does not mean you should ignore them.
It’s best to send out your save the dates at least a month before your wedding day.
Buy your dress: You’ll need time to have it tailored!
One of the many tasks to complete before your wedding is finding your dress. But don’t stop there! You’ll need time to have it tailored to ensure a perfect fit. Ask yourself these questions:
- How much time do you have?
- Are there any alterations that need to be done?
- What’s your budget for the dress?
- What kind of shape are you looking for?
If you don’t take the time to find your dress, you might regret it later. Have you found your favorite dress?
Pre-wedding tasks are important, but often go unfinished. Don’t let the wedding day be your first time meeting your vendors! Pre-wedding is a time for you to ask all your important questions about the big day. If you are having trouble coming up with things to ask, just leave a comment below we are happy to help you!