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Top Wedding Planning Tips

Many have been mentally planning their wedding for years. Others may not know where to begin. Whatever your situation or wedding planning comfort level, we’ve got some top planning tips to make your special day spectacular.

Plan Early

There is no such thing as over planning. Most couples plan their wedding for 10 to 18 months. Early planning will ensure you overcome any obstacles and will help you save time and money as your big day approaches. Set your budget and select your venue as soon as you can. Proper planning is one of the best stress reducers for couples.

What is Important to You

You and your fiancé must decide on what is necessary at your nuptials. Determine what are the most important details of your wedding. Perhaps it’s the food or alcohol. Maybe it’s the music. Prioritize what you must have and be ready to compromise on aspects that are less important to you. Doing so will help you save money and focus on what is really important to you.

Guest List

Are you inviting anyone and everyone or is your wedding exclusive to friends and family? Guest selection is a decision up to the ones saying, “I do.” Your budget and venue will likely impact your guest list as well. Don’t feel obligated to invite people you don’t know or know that well.

Vendor Selection

You’re going to need a lot of items for your wedding from a lot of different vendors and service providers. You’ll need food, alcohol and beverages. You may also have to rent items such as tables and chairs. Don’t forget you’re going to need someone to serve the food and make the drinks. Additionally, you’ll need a DJ or band and a photographer. Wedding planners use PartyLifter to hire bartenders, servers, DJs and photographers through the PartyLifter app. Planners can also order food drinks and beverages with the app. Using the PartyLifter app will save you precious time and provide a professional service staff.

Keep Track of Costs

The average cost of a wedding is just over $30,000. Depending where and when you get married will impact the cost. Your wedding budget should follow this formula: 48-50% of total budget to reception, 8-10% for flowers, 8-10% for attire, 8-10% for music, 10-12% for photography, 2-3% for invitations, 2-3% for gifts and 8% for miscellaneous items such as a wedding coordinator. It’s important to allot an additional 5-10% of your budget for unexpected expenses.

No matter how elaborate or lavish or wedding will be, the important thing to remember is your special day is between you and your spouse. Plan early and stay on budget.

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