You may be going through a rough patch right now. Your friends are getting married and you’re looking for the perfect way to say ‘I do’. You’re also starting to see an increase in the number of people asking for ideas on how to make their wedding planner less…creepy? Because that’s what you’re going to get with this post, ladies…because we are all about making the experience less scary! Here are our top 10 ideas for a wedding planner who doesn’t let you down.
Read, read, and read again!
We get it—this is not a new idea. But, when we put it in the real world, it isn’t very effective. We often find ourselves asking the same questions over and over again. Why, exactly, do people want to get married? What are they looking for? What are our ‘drawbacks’? When we don’t get it, we usually quickly Google the question to see what comes up. You’re probably going to spend the rest of your wedding planning life wondering the same things, but in a good way. So, read on and find out what we love about weddings, and why they are so popular.
Make your own invitations
If you are going to get married, you are going to make your own invitations. We all know this, but we still like to put our name on them and have them hand written. Not all wedding planners are created to be super informative. Some are faamulous, and some are just plain old messy. Make your own! You won’t be sorry.
## Take your photos more often!
Again, this one is self-explanatory. We love it! But, when we are in our 30’s, we quickly realize that we don’t actually have the energy to take our SLR cameras out and take 30+ photos per day. We find that we have to set a timer, turn on the camera, and walk away. Take your photos more often! You will not only look great, but your wedding party will, as well.
## Use your camera less
We know that getting married is going to be an occasion very suited to the use of any camera. But, when it comes to taking wedding photos, we think of digital cameras as the extension of the hand. When we are in our 30’s, we are not yet ready for the camera. So, when we want to take one or two shots, we take a digital camera. When we are ready for a large group shot or an entire wedding, we take a digital camera. When you are taking wedding photos, you are taking images that could be used for any number of uses. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enjoy this.
## Have your registry set up before the ceremony
This is super important. You don’t need to be a couple to do this. You can do it in a week, or in a month. Just be sure that you have your wedding invitation and all the necessary documentation. You don’t need to be a stay-at-home parent to do this, either. Your spouse should be able to sign all the papers for you and make your contract.
## Don’t be afraid to ask for ideas!
This is super important. Planning your wedding is half of the fun in wedding planning. The other half is being able to come up with ideas that are completely appropriate for your unique situation. If you are a single person, you could want to go with a simple reception table and chairs. If you are a couple, you could want to go with a more formal theme. Anything goes!
## Let everyone know how you feel about theming
This is super important. We love to think that we are picky about our wedding décor, our wedding flowers, and our wedding music. But, we are not. We are open to suggestions! If you are a couple, you could love to have the bride and groom sit at a desk. If you are a single person, you could love to stand at the front of the room. If you are a couple, you could stand side by side with your spouse. Whatever you feel you would enjoy, let everyone know.
## Wrapping up…: The big night
Congratulations on your wedding. Now, it’s time to say “I do” and celebrate your love with all your friends. From here on out, you’re going to be their best guest. That means you are going to spend the rest of your wedding planning with them, and you are going to ask them for ideas on how to make their wedding planner less scary. Ready? Set? Go!