Want to be certain all your wedding planning bases are covered? Read the tips that no bride should be without.
1. Guests Come First
Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you'll invite before settling on a venue. This will ensure there's ample space for your crew.
2. Investigate Wedding Dates
Know ahead of time if your wedding date falls on the same day as a local event that could affect traffic or if your date is going to fall on a holiday preventing a lot of your guests from making it.
3. Finding a Dress
Don't go dress shopping on your own -- all the gowns will start to look the same after a while and it will be harder to recall which style you really loved. But be careful about who you do bring. If your mom or sibling can't make the trip, ask a friend who is truly honest. This is the time when you really need to know which dress looks best.
4. Stay Organized
The more organized you are, the less chance there is that something will go wrong. If you're someone who likes to handwrite your plans, pick up a wedding planner. Keep all your wedding information in it: receipts, contracts, ideas, dates, times, locations—everything.
5. Be Flexible and Fair
So, you really didn't want the ushers in tails and top hats. And maybe your partner doesn't want the wedding cake to be lemon with pecan icing. Each of you is going to want things that the other doesn't care for, but flexibility is a must. Be willing to bend.
Most importantly, enjoy this time of planning. Before you know it the big day will be here!