March, 2018
The Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Planning

The Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Planning

March 14, 2018

Planning your wedding will be one of the most special (and possibly stressful) times of your life. We’ve laid out a few of our top “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to help smooth out the planning process and hopefully avoid some roadblocks along the way.

The Do’s:

1) Do rely on the professionals
Pinterest is full of great concepts, but bringing those ideas to life can be difficult. Pittsburgh is full of experienced vendors that want to help make your special day exactly what you are envisioning. What if you don’t yet have a vision for your event? They can help you brainstorm and use your Pinterest photos for inspiration.

2) Do incorporate your interests in your event
There are so many ways to integrate your interests and personality into an event. Whether that’s through your color palette, branding, or a special dessert, your event should be a reflection of who you as a couple.

3) Do enjoy the process
Engagements are a special time for not only you and your fiancée, but for your friends and family as well. Be sure to soak in the process and celebrate your small victories (i.e. choosing some stellar centerpieces or picking your perfect cake.)

The Don’ts:

1) Don’t sweat the small stuff
Think big picture – location, vendors, guest list, etc. We’re not saying to forget about the details (especially because we LOVE details,) but try not to focus on them until the larger aspects of your event are covered.

2) Don’t procrastinate
Waiting until the last minute is a big “no-no” when it comes to wedding planning. Not only does it cause unnecessary stress, but it can also take away from your special day.
Are you a natural procrastinator? Give yourself 2 to 3 larger components to take on each month. Before you know it, you’ll have handled all of your major tasks and will be left with only smaller details to manage.

3) Don’t try to handle everything yourself
Avoid looking back on your wedding planning as a never-ending to-do list. It’s essential to delegate some of the planning to your trusted loved ones, a professional, or both!
If you’re a “control freak,” make a list of the aspects that aren’t as important to you and your fiancé, and start to delegate those pieces first. If you don’t hire a Full-Service Wedding Planner, then we believe that every wedding should have a Day-Of Coordinator. This way you have a dedicated professional attending to only you and your wedding all day.

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