From my work as a Northern Virginia wedding planner, I’ve learned that, when planning a wedding there are the things that are nice to know… and the things you simply must know in order to do it right. Here are six of them:
- Think about the back of the dress
It’s a simple fact: most people will see your dress from behind, which is why the back of your dress is the most important part of your appearance. Choose it wisely!
- Coordinate your registry goods
Choosing them is only the first step: coordinate the how, when and where with the shop you’re registering with and make sure you have a clear exchange policy, in case they’re duplicates.
- Guests come first
Make sure you know how many people would show up at your wedding, before you start thinking about the venue. The rule of thumb calls for 25-30 square feet per guests – this will provide ample space for them to move around and dance.
- Listen to your vendors
One of the most valuable tips a wedding coordinator will give you is listen to your vendors. Your wedding photograph can give you the name of a fantastic florist they’ve worked previously with, and so on!
- Utilize social media
Do a secret wedding board to visualize how you want your wedding to go – and invite your wedding planner, as well as anyone else actively involved in the planning process to help brainstorm your planning process.
- Be realistic about your time
As a Northern Virginia wedding planner, I’ve dealt with my fair share of brides and what most of them all had in common was that they struggled to realistically assess their time. When it comes to the last month of your planning, you’ll probably feel like you have a million things to do, but try to limit your to-do list to only three things.
Thank you for reading and good luck with your wedding planning!
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