On one hand it’s hard to believe the wedding festivities start in just one month from today, but on the other hand it seems like I’ve been planning this wedding for the last 6 YEARS. I keep hearing that September is an increasingly popular month for weddings – probably because of the mild temperature – so I want to know how many of you all are planning a September wedding?
Thankfully, we’ve been pretty organized throughout the process, so, multiple checklists later, there’s not too many things left to do. I did just want to pop on here though and give a few suggestions for those planning weddings that I have learned throughout the process.
- Stick to the suggested timeline. Even if you’re not hiring a wedding planner, go ahead and get a wedding planning book that walks you through a reasonable timeline for wedding activities. It’s so so helpful. I used the one by Kate Spade and it was so helpful!
- Keep your girls and family members in the loop. People want to help with your big day, so you may as well let them. You’ll become a master delegator so realize that in the beginning and if you’re a control freak know that won’t work out well in the end.
- Learn to be flexible. This was easy for me because I haven’t been planning my wedding since I was 5, but for some, it can be a problem. Know that if you have a budget to stick to there’s going to have to be some give and take.
- Remember why you’re doing it. At the end of the day I could definitely do without a traditional wedding ceremony and reception, but sometimes it’s not about you. A wedding is often for a lot of the other important people in your life to celebrate the moment with you, so make it a day everyone will remember.
- Know that everyone will find something to complain about. From the food to the timeline to the decor or the parking, someone will always have a reason to complain at a gathering of more than 3 people, and that’s ok! Remember, it’s not their wedding, it’s yours.
So, how are you preparing for your big day? I love to hear!
~ Emily ~