Your wedding day is the opportunity for an infinite amount of happy memories to be made and the opportunity for beautiful photographs to be taken that will tell a lovely story of your wedding and let you look back and remember your day. 

When you hire a professional photographer, you are not just hiring someone to take ‘snaps’ on your big day, but someone to capture every special moment and detail on the wedding day to create a fabulous album of memories full of emotions that you can relive as many time as your wish. 

Today, we had the pleasure of interviewing wedding photographer Brittany Sederburg from Sederburg Photography. She answered a few questions about her experience with photography and how simple it is to book your wedding with one of Missouri’s most reputable wedding photographers!

Brittany is very creative in her approach to capturing those magical shots that will serve as a lasting memory for happy couples. She is an expert in capturing milestone moments in a fun and creative environment with a mix of dark and moody, rich color shots. Here’s our interview with Brittany:

1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?

A common mistake I see couples making often is trying to plan many things in one day. When clients try to plan so many events in

such a short time on their wedding day, they end up stressed, behind schedule, and not able to really enjoy their wedding day. 

Being realistic in your schedule and the time that it will take to accomplish said events will make the day 100% better. Nobody wants to be rushed the entire day from this to that. Give yourself time to sit back and enjoy the day that you’ve spent months planning and

dreaming about.

2. What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?

The best tip I have for couples is to ask all the questions. No question is stupid. Ask all your vendors the ‘what ifs’ & the backup plans.

Ask vendors their opinions if you are unsure or stuck on something because most vendors have worked many weddings and will have

some insight that may help.

3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?

I strive to make all my clients feel comfortable and like friends. I am willing to help in whatever way that doesn’t interfere with shooting

to make their day the best it can be Before, during, and after the wedding. I feel like couples need to be comfortable with their

photographer as they will be with them most of the day. 

I love having a thorough consultation prior to booking to get to know my clients, answer any questions they have, and learn their expectations. During the consultation, I make sure we are a

good fit, personality-wise, and editing-wise. As I said most of the day I am with either the bride or the groom if it isn’t a good fit they

won’t be comfortable during their photos and it will show.

4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?

When hiring a photographer there are so many questions to ask-

-What gear are you shooting with? You may not know much about the gear but they do and they can explain what they have that will

best capture your day.

-Are you insured and licensed? Having someone licensed and insured will protect you on top of the contract should anything happen.

It also shows that your photographer takes their business seriously.

-What would happen in case of an emergency on the photographer’s end? Unfortunately, unexpected things happen, we hope and

pray they won’t, however on the chance that they do your photographer should have a clear outline or options of what to do.

-Have you shot at the venue prior or a similar venue? Being familiar with venues or styles of venues will help with your gallery. Barns

for instance, typically give off very warm tones, photographers need to be able to handle those.

-Can I see a full wedding gallery? It’s very easy to only post the best images from galleries on social media, not saying the entire

gallery isn’t beautiful. But just like when you take 100 similar pictures just to go through and pick the best 3 to post, so do

photographers. Look at full galleries, check out the editing style, and decide if it’s what you want.

5. What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?

The best advice I have is to do what makes YOU happy. It is YOUR day. It’s not about making everyone else happy but making sure

you are happy and you enjoy your day. I love to tell couples to remember to schedule maybe 5 minutes to be alone together. Give

yourselves time to celebrate just the two of you that you’re married.

6. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?

I have to say that most of my weddings have been pretty normal. Nothing too crazy to talk about. I am very fortunate that my past

wedding clients and current wedding clients have been pretty amazing.

7. What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?

One wedding that sticks out to me most often is one I did for some amazing clients turned friends. For a while, I lived in Alaska, and upon

returning to the Missouri area I had to build a whole new client list. This couple won a giveaway I had. I actually knew the groom from

my very small town. You could tell they were IN LOVE. Just all around perfect for each other. 

During their wedding, it was nothing but smiles and excitement. Literal jumping for joy that may have broken a bed during bridal party robe photos. This couple strived to make the other smile. Since then I have been fortunate enough to photograph so many other milestones for them, and even the bride’s sister’s wedding which was just as sweet. 

The Bottom Line:

Photography is an art that needs a creative and experienced person to bring out the best possible shots. If you are still looking for a wedding photographer near the Springfield, Missouri area, we’d like our readers to know that Brittany Sederburg is bookable for weddings and other photography sessions.

As a skilled wedding photographer with over five years of experience, Brittany captures a story in every special moment with a click of the camera that documents lifelong memories, love, and joy. 

Would you like to see even more of Brittany’s wonderful photography? Make sure you visit her website: www.sederburgphotography.com and Facebook to view more jaw-dropping images. Reach out via email to chat with her directly (brittanynsederburg@gmail.com)

Thanks, Brittany, for your time and for sharing your insights with us today!

Regardless of the planning and arrangements you’ve made for your big day, you don’t want to be monitoring your day, you just want to enjoy every moment of your wedding day, and you certainly don’t want to deal with the stress of something going wrong.

A wedding coordinator will work alongside your vendors to ensure your special day is everything you dreamt of; calmly overseeing every element and carefully executing your vision without getting in the way or making any fuss.

They’ll make sure the day is all about you, resolving any last-minute issues as they arise so that you don’t even notice and stress about them. If you want to remember your big day, the feelings you felt, the food you ate, and the people you saw, an experienced wedding coordinator can make sure you have the time to focus on nothing but your wedding.

Today, we had the opportunity to interview one of our favorite wedding coordinators, Heather Ferguson! She brings to life so many beautiful weddings and her desire to serve couples and her attention to detail are truly inspiring! We asked Heather some questions about her business as well as some tips and advice for a newly engaged couple planning their wedding! Keep reading, there is so much to learn!!!

1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?

I think the biggest thing as a venue we run into is budget and dates. Many brides will say we are out of budget just while reading the initial information. Also, a lot of brides will come to us with a set date. It is not
common that we have specific dates open so being open to different dates is key.

2. What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?

The best tip I have is to STAY ORGANIZED! We as vendors are here to help you but if you keep notes and write questions down, you won’t lose sleep at night :)

3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?

At Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, we are an all-inclusive venue. We handle all the food and beverage as well as the day of coordination. We do our best to handle all the stress of most of the planning for you!

4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?

I think one thing that I stress to couples when they are looking for venues is to ask what is all included with rentals, food, beverage, service fee, etc. We personally combine a lot of our pricing to make it all-inclusive and sometimes that can be confusing while shopping other venues!

5. What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?

Remember, this is YOUR wedding. Not your parents, family, or friends. Do what makes you both happy! Once your guests see you both happy, they will love being a part of your day!

6. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?

We hosted a wedding last July where the couple was from 2 different nationalities. We hung 1000 origamis from the ceiling, danced around with a second line band down Lynch Street, and broke open a Saki barrel! It was awesome!

7. What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked on, and why?

I think back on the last year of weddings each one of them left a lasting impression on me. COVID-19 really hurt our brides mentally and emotionally and seeing them so happy on the day that we had planned
(for most) up to 2 years made it completely worthwhile!

The Bottom Line:

HAVEN’T BOOKED YOUR WEDDING COORDINATOR YET?

If you enjoyed reading this interview and would like to have a chat with a professional event coordinator, you can contact Heather at www.biergartenevents.com | Follow her on Instagram: @hrfevents | Facebook: The Biergarten STL

Browse Heather’s portfolio and read her reviews. If you are impressed by her previous work, trust your instincts and arrange to chat or meet with her further.

Thanks very much to Heather for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this interview!

The first dance is one of the most delightful and romantic moments of your wedding day, as it shows the love and unity between the new couple. This could be the only time in your lives when possibly hundreds of your guests are watching your every single dance move!

Regardless of whether or not you’re a dance floor lover, there are some common mistakes that you can make when planning yours. Avoid these wedding first dance mistakes to make this romantic moment unforgettable for everyone!

#1 Choosing An Awkward First Dance Song:

Choose lyrics that tell your story or speak to your relationship together. Avoid using an awkward, too long, or too short song for your first dance. 

For example, “Always” by Bon Jovi is a breakup song and has no place in weddings, and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars does not have a positive view of weddings. These are just two of the many.

#2 Not Reading The Lyrics Carefully:

Before committing to any first dance song, make sure to read the song’s lyrics online carefully. Look for the lyrics that praise the bond you and your other half have created. You will be shocked to see how many songs sound amazing but have a different meaning once you read through the lyrics. 

For example, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” sounds like the best song for the first dance, but once you read the lyrics, you will know it’s about a girl who admits that she will never be with the man of her dreams.

#3 Dancing Too Long Or Too Short:

Your first dance should be between 2 to 3 minutes long, and that’s the correct length. Unless you are an expert dancer, dancing too long can divert and bore your guests. Also, dancing shorter than the ideal time of 2 to 3 minutes can make your attendees want to see more. 

Therefore, keep your first dance sweet (within the right length). It may sound too short, but when you are out there by yourself under the spotlight with everyone’s eyes on you, it can feel like dancing forever!

#4 Not Consulting With Your DJ:

You hired DJ at your wedding for a reason. Use Them! Don’t forget to get some opinions from your wedding DJ for the first dance songs, surprises, and routines to take this special moment to the next level.

A professional DJ with years of experience has attended many weddings and has seen the first dance tradition many times. So, from making a must-play list to a do-not-play list and their favorite wedding first dance song, listen to their ideas and adapt them into a truly unforgettable first dance.

#5 Choosing The Wrong Shoes:

Getting on the dance floor with the unfamiliar new shoes is a nightmare! It’s important to rehearse in the shoes you’ll be dancing in, as your wrong shoes can badly affect your balance while dancing. If you plan to wear high heels, make sure you practice in them before the wedding. 

However, if you’re frightened about wearing heels and being able to dance, bring along a pair of comfy dancing shoes. Remember not to let painful shoes ruin the most enjoyable moment of your dream day.

Wedding photography should be a top priority for couples planning their big day because it is about lifelong memories, it is about capturing moments you can treasure forever, it is about capturing emotion, it is about being able to relive the big day through lovely pictures, and it is about smiling at the joyful moments that you never knew happened, glimpsing the emotion on your loved ones’ faces, and most important of all, having a beautiful story you can show family and friends, your kids, and grandchildren!

To help you find the right person, we interviewed Emily Broadbent, one of our favorite wedding photographers in St. Louis. She always does a great job to capture bright, airy, timeless, and authentic photographs of every detail, every emotion, and every moment of the wedding day. Here is the interview session with her. We hope you will enjoy this interview with her as much as we enjoyed interviewing her.

• What common mistakes do you see couples making?

Not booking vendors early enough! Especially those vendors that can only work one event in a day (photographers, planners, venues, etc.)

• What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?

Hire good vendors, and then trust your vendors! The good ones will do whatever it takes to make your day amazing!

• What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?

I travel! For engagement sessions and weddings! I don’t do it a lot, but I’m willing, and I love it!

• What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?

I think there are plenty of lists out there of “questions to ask your photographer” (or other vendors). I personally believe connecting with your vendors (especially your photographer) is the most important, and it’s not something you can really ask! Social media is a great place to start. Then, be sure and meet your photographer before booking. Whether in person, or on a video call. This is the best way to see if you vibe well together! Then, ask all your questions! The good ones will have the right answers!

• What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?

Along with trusting your vendors, take any recommendations they have! When you hire vendors that have worked together multiple times, and work well together, your overall experience is just better!

• What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?

It’s REALLY hard to pick just one! I purposefully keep my wedding load low, so that I can be fully present with each of my couples! This makes every wedding memorable to me! I have the BEST couples! And they have the BEST weddings!

Final Thoughts:

There is no celebration that is more romantic or cherished than a wedding. Having the venue decorated elegantly and marrying the person of your dreams is a romantic moment you want to remember for years. The best way to capture and keep these special moments for the rest of your life is by hiring a skilled photographer.

Having understood the importance of professional wedding photography, you might be planning to hire the best wedding photographer in your locality. Search no more. If you are looking for the best wedding photographer in St. Louis, trust us, there is no better option than EMILY BROADBENT PHOTOGRAPHY.

Emily is a renowned professional photographer who has been in wedding photography for over 5 years ago. Her mission is to create a lifelong and tangible memory that couples can cherish in the years to come. You can find Emily on her own site at Emily Broadbent Wedding Photography as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Huge thanks to Emily for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to do this interview.

https://emilybroadbent.com

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When it comes to choosing and booking wedding vendors, you need to consider a number of things before making any decisions. 

From the venue to the photography, music, and more, it’s important to choose the right vendors to make your wedding day unique and unforgettable. 

However, there are a few mistakes that brides and grooms often make while hiring their wedding vendors. Tackle your wedding planning the right way and avoid these common mistakes while booking your wedding vendors!

#1 Spending Too Much On One Vendor:

One of the biggest mistakes a couple can make is exceeding the budget limits for a specific vendor. Spending too much money on one vendor may affect your selection for other essential vendors, as then you will have limited resources to allocate them.

So before hiring anyone, sit down with your spouse and decide how much your wedding budget will go toward a specific vendor. Sticking to the budget can be difficult, but it will save you from the blunder of overspending.

#2 Involving Others In Your Decisions:

Your loved ones will probably have some recommendations when it comes to choosing vendors for your big day. Still, keep in mind that the wedding day is yours and you have to make these decisions yourself.

Involving your friends and family members in wedding planning sounds fine, but booking your friends’ recommended vendors (without meeting them first and making sure you’re on the same page) is a big mistake most couples usually make.

#3 Waiting Till Last-Minute To Book Vendors:

Best wedding vendors book up fast, especially during peak wedding season. If you love someone’s work and want to hire them for your wedding day, don’t think that booking them right now is too early!

Even if it feels too early, trust your gut and book them as soon as possible to save yourself from last-minute stress. Hesitating to book early is the biggest mistake that couples make.

#4 Preferring The Cheapest Option:

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive affairs, but hiring wedding vendors just based on the price isn’t the right way to go. There is a level of professionalism that you will get from professional vendors compared to the amateur. 

If you have a tight wedding budget but want to ensure you hire the very best vendors, prioritize certain vendors you think are more important for your wedding day. Staying on a budget doesn’t mean you have to select cheaper options for every vendor.

#5 Skipping The Details of Contracts:

Finally, the most common mistake couples make is ignoring the details of their vendor contracts, which can later include additional expenses that they may not have expected.

When you succeed in finding out the best vendors for your wedding, it is advised not to rush into signing contracts. That means be sure to read the entire contract. If there are any confusing details in the contract, it’s better to ask for clarification on the spot before signing and paying than to regret it later.

Your ceremony will be the very first event your guests will experience at your wedding, so choosing the right person to officiate your big day is one of the most important decisions you need to make to ensure that it will be done efficiently and flawlessly.

An experienced officiant with their expertise sets the tone for the entire ceremony and works hard to craft a unique ceremony to remember forever—after all, they’re the ones who communicate and collaborate with all the vendors involved in the ceremony to make sure things run smoothly without a hitch!

We thought it would be a great idea to share a wedding officiant who also helps make that once-in-a-lifetime moment even more special.

Lisa Sievers is one of my favorite renowned wedding officiants to work with. She always does a fantastic job at personalizing each ceremony while performing it diligently and naturally, as if it truly was a best friend standing up there with you.

We interviewed her to find out more about the wedding officiants!

 

• What common mistakes do you see couples making? A lot of couples wait till the last minute to book their officiant. Unfortunately, that can cause a lot of last-minute stress. Six to seven months early is a good frame of reference.

• What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding? Stay in your budget and keep your guest list limited to those closest to you!

There is nothing wrong with including family members in your planning but make sure you are selecting what you want, not what someone else expects.

• What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know? I do not do cookie-cutter weddings. I meet with the couple, get a feel for them, and what they are looking for, and craft the perfect ceremony just for them. None of my weddings are alike! That’s what makes them extra special.

• What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did? I’ve never done anything too crazy. Wine box ceremonies and handfastings have been popular. They are an occasional tree planting ceremony with family members and/or children. But one of my older couples (in their 50s) loved whiskey, and they crafted a whiskey cocktail during the ceremony. After they stirred and poured, I toasted them with a beautiful blessing. It fit their personalities perfectly.

• What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked on, and why? I think the weddings that are most memorable are those where the couple is up for anything that happens. Many times, little things show up – the ring bearer throws sand, the bride loses her veil three times, bees are swarming the groom, the wind won’t let up and knocks things over. We roll with it, make a joke, and keep on moving. I’ve even had a dog stop and “eliminate” on the way down the aisle with the bride. It was an ice breaker for sure.

I also love it when the couple writes personal vows to each other. It makes for a few tears and some beautiful moments that neither might have been expecting!

 

The Bottom Line:

Hiring a professional officiant for your wedding day who best suits your personality means you will have an expert who knows how to talk to a crowd of guests and has the experience to ensure the event will go smoothly the way you would like to have.

Wedding Officiant Lisa Sievers has been in the wedding industry in St. Louis and St. Charles counties for many years. Lisa brings a modern and fresh approach to the overall process of working with couples and officiating wedding ceremonies.

Her inspiration comes from delivering and crafting beautiful ceremonies for her couples and a flowing environment that leaves excited not only the brides & grooms but also the guests—creating a truly unique and memorable ceremony experience.

If you are looking for the best wedding officiant for your special day? You can connect with Lisa Sievers on her website:

www.soul-insights.com
636-544-5656

While each little wedding details play a big part in crafting your dream day, there are also some choices that make a more significant impact than others. One of the most important? Your wedding venue!

Maybe you already have some ideas about ​​your dream wedding venue, or maybe you’re still undecided and have nothing in mind yet.

Whatever your situation, in this blog post, we’ve shared five crucial things to consider when choosing a wedding venue. Keep these considerations in mind to help guide you in finding the ideal venue for your big day. 

Consider Your Budget:

Your wedding budget will be the foremost thing when it comes to selecting your wedding venue. Before you start looking for your dream wedding venue, you need to have a proper budget plan. Having a clear budget for your venue will help you avoid the frustrations of falling in love with a wedding venue that is out of your budget. 

Plus, don’t forget to ask the venue manager exactly what’s included in the booking package. Will they provide rentals(lighting, sounding system, chairs, tables, etc.) and additional styling in the venue contract? Asking these questions in advance will ensure that you do not get stuck with any hidden costs!

Capacity:

Capacity limits can make or break a venue, so you’ll need to have a rough figure of expected wedding guests before starting your venue research. 

If there is too much space, the atmosphere will be dull, affecting the overall look and feel. If it’s small, your guests will be cramped and uncomfortable.

Location And Accommodations:

Location and accommodations are other crucial factors you need to look for while choosing your wedding venue. You will probably have a few guests traveling in from out of town and asking for a place to stay before your big day. 

When considering your ideal location, weather, comfort, accessibility, flight accommodations, and transportation to and from the venue are essential to you and your guests and should be considered when making your final decision.

Wedding Date:

Your wedding date is another critical thing when choosing your wedding venue. If you have a preferred wedding date in your mind, it may take some time to find a venue that can accommodate you on that date.

For better availability of your dream venue, you should start looking at your venue 12 to 16 months prior to your wedding date. If you have a dream venue that isn’t available on your preferred date, you might need to look for a new venue or change your wedding date.

Style Or Theme:

Choosing a venue that fits your vision should be your priority number one. What type of event do you want? Do you want something modern or traditional? Will it be formal or informal? These are just a few questions you should ask yourself when setting up your preferred style. 

Ultimately, your venue’s style comes down to personal preference. For example, if you want something ornate and formal, castles and large hotels are the best choices. However, if the informal ceremony is your style, barns, country houses, small hotels, and restaurants are great options.

Most people get married between 25 and 30 years old, which means tying the knot as a senior is slightly atypical. However, as you probably already know, finding that special someone at any age is a marvelous experience. You can make the most of a union in your senior years by taking some proactive steps financially and relationship-wise — Abell DJ Company presents some tips that can help make this time together joyous.

Know About Any Debt Upfront

When you first get married, you might have plans of traveling, purchasing a home, visiting certain restaurants, or becoming more active and joining a gym, as a few examples. But your plans may involve additional expenses. That means you need to know the financial situation of your future spouse to ensure you can make these plans a reality. Specifically, determine the amount of debt you’ll have as a couple and how much it will impact your joint income.

It’s essential to discuss a course of action to address any debt either of you have. That way, if you ever need to take a loan, both of you have a spotless credit history. Fortunately, the Internet makes it simple to determine if there’s any debt by creating an account on Credit Karma or Credit Sesame.

Make a Healthy Living Plan

It’s never too late to take actionable steps toward better health. This ensures you can both enjoy life and contend with fewer chronic conditions.

If either of you has a higher-than-normal body mass index, take steps to achieve a healthy weight. It’ll reduce the possibility of issues, such as heart disease and certain cancers. Fortunately, you can help your significant other by eating healthier and regularly exercising together.

Consider Creating a Business Together

Whether you still need to work or would like to supplement your current income, think about establishing a business together. It’s a venture you may work on as a couple. If you both still need to work, you can avoid the standard nine-to-five job and have a more flexible schedule to enjoy life, especially if you choose to begin a consulting or freelance business.

If you decide to begin a business, think about forming a limited liability company (LLC). It’ll provide you with tax benefits and more flexibility. Plus, you’ll decrease your paperwork.

After deciding your company’s entity type, choose and implement a marketing plan. Don’t forget to make your own business cards. It’s a physical reminder of your company to people you meet and past customers or clients. Fortunately, you can create one with a pre-made template and personalize it by choosing the text, color scheme, font style, and images.

Remember to Enjoy Each Other

While your financial plan and health are vital, remember to enjoy each other. Schedule regular date nights and keep your similar interests in mind. For example, if you’re both sports enthusiasts, watch games together. You can find discounted tickets online, and the sites will let you filter your options by seat rating, date, and cost. On some sites, you can view a seating chart and see a 360-degree virtual view of each seat.

Make the Most of Being Newlywed Seniors

By enjoying your time, planning your finances, and keeping your health in mind, you’ll improve your lives as senior newlyweds together and in general.

Getting ready to tie the knot? Looking for a way to entertain the people who come to celebrate your union? Abell DJ Company can easily bring some life to the party. To learn more, get in touch and let’s discuss your upcoming event.

How To Plan A Perfect Wedding? The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide!

So you’re engaged! Congratulations on this most exciting and important time in your life! Now it’s time to plan the wedding day of your dreams.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, from finding the right wedding venue to buying the dream dress, booking vendors, and managing each little detail.

But if you give yourself plenty of time for arranging these details step by step with our ultimate wedding planning guide, you can throw a fabulous wedding day that your family and friends will remember for years to come. So here’s the step-by-step wedding planning guide for you!

>9 to 12 Months Before: 

Set Your Wedding Budget:

Start planning your wedding by figuring out how much money you have to spend on your big day, based on your own and family contributions.

Search & Gather Inspiration:

Now it’s the perfect time to collect inspiration from social media. So start browsing wedding blogs, Pinterest, Instagram to get some wedding theme inspirations.

Consider Your Guest List:

Having an estimated guest count before looking at your wedding venue is essential, as this could affect your venue choices.

Choose Date & Venue:

Most popular venues & dates get booked far in advance, so it’s an ideal time to find a venue and date for better availability.

Determine Wedding Party:

Now, it’s time to decide who will be at your wedding party. So go ahead and choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, maid of honor, or anyone else you want them to stand beside you on your big day.

Finalize All Vendor Bookings:

Like the venue, wedding vendors also get booked pretty far in advance. So start hiring the most important wedding vendors at least a year in advance, such as planners, photographers, videographers, florists, and DJs.

>6 to 8 Months Before:

Buy Your Wedding Dress:

Start looking for your wedding dress and accessories at least 6 to 8 months before the wedding day to get plenty of time for wedding dress alterations.

Book Hotel Rooms For Guests:

The next step is to secure hotel rooms for your out-of-town guests. Book them 6 months in advance of the big day for better availability near the venue.

Send Out The Save Dates:

Now it’s time to officially announce to everyone where and when you are going to get married.

>2 to 5 Months Before:

Think About Guest Transportation:

What your wedding party and out-of-town guests will secretly want from you is pre-arranged transportation. Think about town cars, minibusses, or limos.

Schedule The Events:

If you have already hired wedding planners, they will assist you in scheduling your events (the first dance, the cake cutting, etc.) Send your event’s timeline to all vendors once you finalize it.

Send The Wedding Invitations:

6 to 8 weeks before the wedding date is considered the best time to send invitations with RSVPs.

Finalize The Small Wedding Tasks:

Narrow down the to-do list by finalizing the little details such as the menu, dress fitting, guest list, seating chart, decorations, marriage license, and gifts. Finalize these little things 2 to 5 in advance of the wedding date.

>1 Month Before:

First of all, congratulations, you’ve made it to the last month of your wedding planning. Most of the hard work is finished now, but some details still need to be finalized. Try to complete things like:

  • Finalize your wedding cake
  • Visit the tailor for your last fitting
  • Get your marriage license
  • Reconfirm arrival time with all vendors
  • Give your photographer shortlist
  • Give the song selection to your DJ or band
  • Create wedding day emergency kit
  • Break in your shoes
  • Clear your work to-do list
  • Prepare payments
  • Drink plenty of water and eat healthy food
  • Spend some quality time together
  • Relax, smile, and enjoy your day!

Wishing you all the best!

What Do Most Brides Often Forget?

Whether you’re having a big or an intimate wedding, planning every aspect of your wedding day can be a pretty stressful job!

From booking your dream venue to shopping for your favorite wedding dress and sending out pretty invites, you’ve made endless preparations for your wedding. But there are some things that brides usually forget to set up or pack that they won’t realize until the actual day comes.

If you’re feeling like you forget something while planning yours? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Check out the list below to find out the things that almost every bride forgets, and make sure to include them on your to-do list before saying “I Do.”

#1 Bridal Emergency Kit:

It’s a common wedding mistake that brides forget to create a bridal emergency kit. A wedding emergency kit will help you tackle any little problems you might experience on your wedding day. Additionally, it will ensure you or your friends or family do not have to rush to get something that you have forgotten at the last minute.

You can include everything in your emergency kit, from a water bottle to tissues, a mini sewing kit, makeup for touch-ups, band-aids, a pain reliever, and everything you could need.

#2 Comfy Shoes To Dance The Night Away:

Wearing high heels will definitely enhance the charm of the bridal look, but after wearing them for hours, you will feel like your feet need a break.

Yes, your heels are stunning, but also remember that they’re not dance-floor friendly. With this in mind, if you want to dance all night long, don’t forget to have a pair of cute but comfortable shoes.

#3 Assign Someone To Pack Up Your Accessories/Gifts:

Undoubtedly, the major focus of most brides is on their wedding dresses and shoes, so they can easily overlook packing certain accessories on the big day. This is your reminder, brides!

Assign anyone from your wedding party and let her make a packing list of all the wedding accessories, gifts, and your personal items so that they all come with you. This could include the essentials like your veil, jewelry, hair ornaments, undergarments, and cake-cutting utensils.

#4 Eating A Healthy Breakfast:

Your wedding day is going to be a very overwhelming, busy day. And the excitement and nerves will make you think that you’re not hungry, but you need to.

Consider appointing your wedding coordinator or one of your bridesmaids to ensure you are well-nourished and hydrated by eating a healthy breakfast and drinking lots of water throughout the day.

#5 Self Care:

Last but not least, one of the things that almost every bride forgets before, during, and after the big day is to take care of herself. As I discussed above, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stress of wedding planning, and no one likes a stressed, overwhelmed, and tired bride!

Eat well, relax, enjoy and do things that help keep you calm, making you happier and healthier throughout the entire wedding planning process, including the wedding day.