Thursday, October 21, 2021

Top Tips For Planning Your Own Wedding

 While many brides and grooms to be choose to hand over the finer details to a wedding planner, plenty of couples also opt to take a more ‘DIY’ approach and do it themselves. While this does mean a considerable amount of work on your part - it also gives you a chance to include plenty of personal touches that will make your wedding more special. In short, it means that you won’t plan a cookie-cutter wedding that the organizer has laid out for plenty of couples previously - the event will be entirely unique to you and your relationship. 

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With that in mind, here are some top tips for planning your own wedding. 

  • Do your research. If you’re looking to avoid the top wedding mistakes when putting together your special day, you must do your research ahead of time. Usually, this begins by writing down a list of everything you need to organize - from finding the dress to catering. This way, you can refer back to the list regularly and ensure you tick everything off before the big day. 

  • Put together a budget. According to a recent study, the average cost of a wedding in the US is around $28,000 - but there are plenty of ways in which you can reduce this figure. For example, you can make DIY wedding decorations. However, it’s also important that you know exactly how much money you have to work with ahead of time by putting together a clear budget (and ensuring that you stick to it). 

  • Treat yourselves when it comes to the rings. As mentioned previously, there are some areas of the wedding where you can quickly and easily cut costs. However, when it comes to the rings, you deserve to treat yourself! After all, this is far more than a piece of shiny jewelry - it is a symbol of your love AND something that you will wear every day. Thankfully, finding the perfect diamond has never been easier, as you can now even buy rings online on sites such as

  • Think about the catering. One of the biggest costs of the wedding (depending on how many people are invited), will relate to food and refreshments. However, while you may feel tempted to bring in a caterer, taking care of the catering yourself is just one of many ways to save on wedding food & drink costs

  • Ditch the band for a killer playlist. The music can make or break the atmosphere at your wedding - meaning that it’s important to get it right if you want people to be dancing all night long. One way in which you can do this is by asking each guest to add two songs to a Spotify playlist ahead of time - and using this as the backing track to the night. That way, every guest will hear at least one song they enjoy. Don’t forget to include your own songs to the list either (in addition to picking the song for your first dance). 

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