Wedding Planning Strategies

PLAN DEVELOPMENT

A lot of what is done during the planning of a wedding would be called work if it was done with a different end result in mind. It makes sense to look to the corporate world for the ideas that allow us to squeeze sixty hours of work into a mere forty-hour week. Delegating, time management, budgeting, and follow up. Those are the very skills that you use to get ahead in the real world and applying them to your ultimate wedding adventure and help rid bridal fears.

DELEGATE

Do we all have trouble asking for help? We do. We feel it’s an imposition or that everyone is as busy as we are. It’s true that everyone is busy, that’s what family members and bridesmaids are getting involved for. When you delegate tasks everyone gets to feel like they took part in the fun and excitement leading up to the big day. Choose your delegates wisely and take their strengths and weaknesses into account. You do not want to spend more time following up on them then planning your wedding.

GIVE DEADLINES

After you delegate tasks, make sure you clearly communicate when those tasks need to be completed by. Otherwise you’ll have only yourself to blame if things aren’t done on time.

FOLLOW UP

Don’t forget this important aspect of planning your wedding. Confirm (or have someone else confirm - see Delegate) every detail with regards to your vendor and wedding party.

BUDGETING

Remember that painful budget you hammered out? Stick to it! Sticking to that budget is the one thing that stands between you and Wedding Day Mania.

NETWORKING

Like business, some of the best tips come from networking and will bring a better perspective to your wedding planning strategies.

TIME MANAGEMENT

Set time goals for yourself, a timeline in which to complete specified tasks. Use the calendar to plan out the larger, complete picture of when things will get done, then follow up with monthly, weekly, and daily to-do lists.