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1) Set a budget and stick to it

 It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and get carried away with your spending. A planner’s less emotional approach leaves less room for letting extras chip away at your wedding fund, but planning your own wedding is a whirlwind of emotion. Your best weapon: set a realistic budget and hold yourself to it. Remember there are hundreds of ways (and at least as many websites and idea boards online) to achieve everything you envision if you’re willing to get creative and be a little flexible.

 

2)  Define your priorities. 

The truth is you’re going to encounter some curveballs while planning your big day. A venue will get booked out from under you or a photographer’s bid will come in significantly higher than you anticipated. Working with your fiance to define what matters most can help you make adjustments to overcome whatever obstacles you encounter. If the venue is your biggest priority, maybe another date will work. If the photography is the piece of your wedding day that you’ll treasure most, know that you’ll need to trim in other places.

 

3)  Make yourself accountable to deadlines. 

The timeline may just sound like a fancy way to say “to-do list,” and in some ways that’s true. But a timeline carries an important distinction: the recognition of when not just what must be done. Create your timeline with every major planning category (transportation, cake, etc.) and every step and corresponding deadline (research limo companies, secure bids from limo companies, book limo, confirm limo reservation, etc.)

 

4)  Expect exceptional service.

 Wedding planners have experience vetting and weeding out subpar vendors, and while you may not have the luxury of practice on your side, you can still set the bar high. A friendly but professional approach will take you far, as will an organized and decisive mindset. Avoid growing too chummy, but conversely, avoid bringing out bridezilla-like demands. Layout your expectations determine whether the vendor can adequately meet or exceed them, listen to your instincts, and solicit references to verify your impressions.

 

 

5 )  Set your inner OCD free. 

Planning a wedding is the perfect time to indulge any obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Create a binder to keep track of all your wedding planning. It’s a great place to store photos and magazine pages of looks you like so you can share them with vendors, but it’s also the spot where you can accumulate all of your contracts, receipts, contact information, and other documentation. When a guest or vendor calls with a question, you can put your hands on the information you need in mere minutes, keeping stress at a minimum all around.

Tragedy strikes without telling anyone. You don’t want to be the unlucky bride that has a disaster on her wedding day. Your dress can get torn, or your shoe heel may break. Anything can happen and to make sure you don’t get affected by these sorts of situations, you need to have a wedding day emergency kit. Here are some of the most important things you need in this kit.

  1. Sewing kit

It is the most important item and can help you in the most desperate times. Imagine being halfway from the hall and your dress get a little torn. Now there is no turning back. Having a sewing needle and some thread will save the day.

  1. Baby powder

You will need baby powder if you have a summer wedding. Your beaded dress can be very itchy and irritating around the chest and underarm areas. Applying some baby powder will remove all the itchiness and absorb all the extra sweat.

  1. Bobby pins

What if an annoying strand of hair decides to unleash itself from the grudges of your hairstyle and pop in the right in front of your face? Good thing you have some bobby pins in your survival kit to capture that devil. Too dramatic I think, but you get the point.

  1. Deodorant

Make sure you smell as good as you look on your wedding day. Deodorant is very useful for you and your bridal party. The wedding ceremony usually is very long, and you will need a reapplication of your favorite deodorant. You can even get the small mini bottles of deodorants that will fit in your kit.

  1. Water bottle

In between the preparation and excitement of your wedding, you will hardly have time to drink water. Having a water bottle with you will help to keep you hydrated, and you will less likely get tired and dizzy.

  1. Makeup

Keep your makeup fresh as possible. This is the key to looking perfect and photogenic on your wedding day. Make a mini makeup box that includes lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, and foundation. All these items are gone in a few hours and often smudge. Therefore, it is very crucial for you to keep these items in your emergency kit.

  1. Pain killer medicine

Headache or backache is a regular thing, and every bride can be affected by it. It is all due to the hectic schedule. You can start feeling the pain amid the ceremony. Make sure to have some pain killer medicine like ibuprofen and some band-aids in case you get a scrape or small cut.

  1. Snacks

Have some snacks to fill your tummy. There won’t be time to have any proper meal so might as well have some snacks on the go. A hungry bride is a sad bride, and no one wants to look sad on the happiest day of their life. Have some healthier options like a granola bar or a salad. This will keep your sugar level up, and you won’t feel down at all.

  1. Cell phone and cash

Keep your cell phone with you throughout the event. You may feel the need to call your friend to bring some emergency thing or call the wedding planner to make sure everything is OK. Keep your cell phone fully charged and keep it close to you during the event.

  1. Tampons and Sanitary pads

You’re a girl, and this girly problem comes unexpectedly. Be ready to deal with it in the best way possible. Keep tampons and sanitary pads in your kit. These things are real lifesavers.