Brides Listen Up! Here Are Some Tools and Tips to Plan your Wedding
Managing and planning a wedding always makes you feel like a circus juggler, too many things on mind, more so to do in person, and there’s never enough time. No matter how much fun you are having planning your wedding, there’s no denying that it is equally stressful with the associated pressure of wanting your big day to be perfect. And to keep you from turning into a total bridezilla, here are some tools and tips we’ve rounded up to make your job easier and lot more bearable.
There is a lot technology can offer and free up for you at the wedding. It could be apps or online tools on wedding websites for you to draw plans up or organise a digital folder including even the teensiest of specifics.
In this age where smartphones are ubiquitous, so are the apps available on them. Phone applications like Pinterest could help “pinning” down outfit styles and accessories that could later contribute, while assembling your dream outfit.
Truckloads of inspirational pins being added onto the site every day makes your job a lot easier and cuts the time you would normally have spent worrying or brainstorming ideas in half. Ideas ranging from themes, invites, trendy outfits to wedding decor available to “pin” could free up your mental space and open a whole other world of possibilities and choices (P.S. could be equally addictive and be warned, handle with caution and moderation- it does mess you up with the endless options).
Spreadsheets and Notes to the rescue. Having an organised set of details all at one place will help you stay focused as well as makes it hassle-free when you want to look something up or revise a delicate detail.
Be it the florist, the transportation details or a day-of timeline, all of the information regardless of them being on spreadsheet or word or PDFs or calendar – can be stored on drive and accessed on the go, effortlessly. Keep your budget planning, event calendar and sequence, vendor directory, and trial details securely at one place.
What’s more? Certain wedding planning websites and bridal blogs also provide free, downloadable Guides and Checklists, which are customisable.
The Social Media. Be it Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat, they all offer you an option to keep up with the latest trends in the fashion world by allowing you a glimpse into the works of renowned designers, bloggers and bridal publications. Not just your wedding trousseau or the decor, this could also benefit you through inspirational real weddings, planning tips and advice, checklists and guides, vendor/supplier recommendations; the perfect planning resources.
Lastly, and more importantly, might not be a lesser known word of advise and possibly pretty obvious, is to delegate. Your family, friends (and specially bridesmaids) could take quite the load off of your shoulders or perhaps provide a much-required relief. Sure, it is your big day and you would want things your way, but they really are the ever-ready but underestimated resources at your disposal, so enlist them!