I can’t believe it’s week 3 already! Time is flying by.
And speaking of flying, my mom flew in from Texas this past week to help me plan. It was so helpful to have her here to get some of the big things done. Yet, when all you are doing for four days is planning, it can be a little overwhelming at times.
I must admit I found myself feeling both very accomplished and very behind at different moments throughout. It’s a daily battle to remind myself that it will all get done, and I am getting it done! Slowly but surely, step by step, one bullet point at a time, one week at a time! So for now:
how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 3
- meet with and hire wedding planner/coordinator
- have a venue walk through with your rental company rep. to tailor your rental needs (think tables, chairs, glassware, flatware, dance floor, twinkle lights, etc.)
- visit rental company to view and select items in person (it’s helpful to mix and match dinner sets in person to better get the look you are going for)
- meet with and hire DJ (or band)
- research and secure quotes from photographers; set up photographer meetings
- secure quotes from caterers; hire caterer; set up tasting
- research videographers; get quotes; hire videographer
- try on dresses; (rush) order your dress (make sure you allow plenty of time for final alterations)
- hire an officiant (we actually secured our officiant in week one – he is the head pastor of our church where my fiancé also works and a good friend of his)
So, the big things for this week? Hire, hire, hire! You want to make sure you book the big vendors to make sure they are available for your fast-approaching wedding date. And find your dress! After all, as my fiancé jokes, all we really need is my dress and an officiant, right? Oh, how I daydream of a wedding as simple as that!
Hang in there, ladies! You got this! Another recommendation? Delegate. Give your fiancé a “to do” list with deadlines! This will help him know what he needs to get done and when in order to help you out. Remember, you are a team. Yes, this majority of the planning will naturally fall into your lap, but try to include your fiancé as much as possible. Not only will it makes things more manageable, but it will help him feel included in the planning as well. After all, it’s his wedding, too :)
And just remember: continue to focus on planning your marriage while planning your wedding. All this stuff’s going to be said and done in one day, but your marriage will last a lifetime.