This is your big day! Get your imaginative juices flowing! Don’t think that organizing your wedding is going to be tedious and stressful, that happens to women that don’t know what they’re doing. Smart women like you have fun because they put into practice the right advice!
Planning your wedding does not have to be any more challenging than getting a scrapbook organized, and we all understand that getting scrapbooks and “wish lists” together can be fantastic fun! When you’ve got your ideas organized you can decide whether to have a wedding planner help you or whether you prefer to get in touch with catering, flower shops and decorators yourself.
In this day and age people suffer an unremitting shortage of time and getting style a boards together is the very best way to become highly efficient, especially when you need to call your suppliers. If you have a Pinterest account you can use it to help you with your style board however at some stage it will be best to print the pictures and actually pin them onto a cork pin board because otherwise you will not be able to get the “general feel” of the whole wedding theme.
Start off with your color design, your “mood” and your personal style. Look around for pics of wedding dresses, table decor, flowers, churches, dining establishments, wedding thank you gifts etc. Print the pictures and pin them onto your board. Shuffle the photos around, and maybe change them, include any real items that you discover inspiring, like pieces of material, cards, samples of paper etc.
Make your fiance take part in the creative process and permit him to add in and get rid of things as you go along. This process should begin way in advance of the wedding date so that you don’t feel under pressure to find a certain item by a particular date. Simply make it your prenuptial pastime.
Take a photo of the whole board and also close up photos of details that you will send to different suppliers once you are finally sure of what you like. Next go onto Facebook and ask all your pals to let you know if they know any reputable wedding suppliers. Do a Google search starting from page 10. Why from page ten? Because the companies on the first pages are most likely rich enough to buy search engine optimization therefore will most likely be more expensive!
It would be great to open a different e-mail account specifically for your wedding preparations so you can shoot off plenty of e-mails and not flooded with the replies. Don’t waste your time looking at the sites, simply open the site, visit the contact form, paste your e-mail request and pics and let them do all the work!
Basically your email request needs to say that you are sending them a picture of exactly what you like and if they are capable of reproduce it, and at exactly what rate. Kindly state that you are not interested in looking at any images of anything that looks very different to what you have already sent them. Some providers will still push their luck but then you can feel in your right to just ignore them.
Comparing costs on a comparable item is a lot much easier than comparing costs on totally different products and so it will be really simple for you to see which supplier is offering real value for money. As soon as you have actually settled on your suppliers its best to meet them personally before you sign any agreement. During the meeting inquire about their qualifications. For how many years have they been in company? How many weddings have they covered? Do they have any photos to show you? Look at them and their store carefully, are they clean, confident and smiling or do they look a bit desperate or fearful? Follow your gut instinct no matter what!
Once you have signed all the orders there is nothing much else to do except wait for the big day and enjoy!
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