Your big day is coming up. Nervous? That’s OK. Everyone feels a bit anxious before their big day. You need to do all the necessary research before the day comes. Here are the five most important things you need to know about weddings today.

  1. Not everything will go according to plan.

You can plan your wedding. You can do all the rehearsals. But remember one thing. Everything will not go the way you have expected. There will be a lot of stuff going around. The guests might come late. The catering can do something wrong. This is all normal and happens to everyone. What you can do best is not panic. Try to get professional help to minimize the problems. And lastly, chill!

  1. Assign seats to guest

Although you will have enough chairs for all the guests to sit, it will be best if you assign the seats. You can do it by either making a seating chart or an escort card. It is the best way to ensure your wedding runs smoothly. You can do it in alphabetical order. Plus there won’t be an argument of who gets to sit where. The guests from both the groom and bride side will be appropriately seated with no fuss. You will also know which guest came and which didn’t.

  1. Give yourself enough time to get ready.

If you’re the bride, give yourself plenty of time to get ready. If your hair styling takes 2 hours then, plan it 3 to 4 hours earlier. It is better to be early than late. There might be a chance of you getting your hair and makeup done from two different and distant places. In that case, you need to have a significant margin of time. There can be traffic, or maybe the makeup will take longer than you thought. You should schedule your wedding photographer before the wedding to get some adorable shots solo and with your bridesmaid as well. None of these things will go well if you are rushing from one place to another.

  1. Always have some spare cash

By spare cash, I don’t mean having $20 in your pocket. It means having enough money if anything goes wrong. In term of budgeting your wedding, follow this rule. Allocate 50% for the reception. 10% is for flowers and décor. 10% is for entertainment like DJ and band. 10% for your wedding dress. 2% is spared for invites and 2% or 3% for gifts. Another 10% is for additional stuff that you might need before or during your wedding. Now the remaining 10% will be kept aside for emergency needs. You might need to print some extra cards or maybe purchase some umbrellas in case it starts raining. This is the reason why you need some extra cash.

  1. Manage everything one by one

Make a wedding planner. Add all the important stuff like when to pick up the rings or when to meet the caterers. You will feel lost during all this chaos. A wedding is no joke and requires a lot of time and dedication. You need to all the chores one by one. Don’t rush stuff. Start as early as possible. Don’t go shopping for hiring vendors in one day. Complete all your tasks in an orderly way. Take some time to gather ideas like the design of your cake or the kind of band you want. Once you have enough ideas, execute them in order.

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