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Planning Tips & Ideas

Stressed is an understatement. There are so many things to remember, many people to think about, and too little time. But rest assured, York County can deliver everything you need... and more. Here are seven planning tips and ideas to help make your planning process much more manageable.

#1: Purchase a Wedding Planner Book or Ap

For most people, being able to visualize your ideas is critical. Trying to remember every detail is nearly impossible. That's why having something to write down on every aspect of the wedding is key. Wedding Planner Books can be relatively cheap and allow you to put your imagination into writing. You can track invite lists and addresses, aesthetic ideas, venue details, service options, bridal party details, and more. If you rely on your memory, you're bound to forget a detail. Keep track of it all with a Wedding Planner Book!

#2: Create Pros and Cons Lists

Whether it's your venue, flowers, caterer, or, really, anything else, you're going to have options. The combinations are endless, from cheap to expensive, over the top to simple. If we're being honest, it'll be hard to choose. The best way to decide is to sit down and write every pro and con aspect of all your options. The decision process will be much easier once you have every part right before you. You will often have two or three close options, and it will be hard to decide on. Look through every good and bad detail of your options, which will make the process much more stress-free.

#3: Don't Procrastinate

It's a lot, we get it. But the more time you wait, the more stress you create. Get things done as soon as you have time. The longer you wait, the more likely your venue may get booked, the caterer may be busy, the florist won't be available, and the photographer won't have an opening. The more days that go by, the more you will have on your plate. Get things done now and feel more relief the closer you get to the big day. So, finish reading this blog and then get on it!

#4: Create a Pinterest Board

Everybody has a 'vibe' they go for when it comes to their wedding. From colorful with a 'pop' to dark and moody to rustic feeling, it may be difficult for you to describe and put into words what you want. The best way to put your vision to fruition is through a visual representation. Creating a Pinterest Board not only helps you but also those around you. It'll help your florist get an idea of what flowers you want. It will help the photographer know what kind of shots you want. It will help you decide the color of bridesmaid dresses, tablecloths, and everything else. Trust us; it will help you in the long run!

#5: Don't Settle

Budgets are challenging. If you're like most people, you've probably already thought once or twice, "this whole process would be so much easier if I just won the lottery". Even though money may be tight and things may be hard to plan, the best way to plan your big day is by not settling. This is your only big day. Don't take it for granted. You want it to be perfect, so make it perfect! Don't look back ten years from now, regretting your decisions. Trust us, it will be worth it!

#6: Split the Planning

The most common stereotype for weddings is the bride does all the planning. Whether you're too scared to ask for help or stubborn to give up responsibility, delegating tasks is the best way to make things run. Allow your parents, friends, and fiancè to participate in the process. Not only will stress be lifted off your shoulders, but the process will also go by quicker. Be firm and specific when describing what you want, and don't allow them to take control (unless it's your fiancè). This is YOUR day, not theirs. Don't let everything fall on one pair of shoulders.

#7: Step Back, Relax, & Breathe

This is the most critical piece of advice. Giving yourself time to process and calm down is the most beneficial thing you can do. Sometimes, when we get overwhelmed, we make irrational decisions in our planning process and others. Don't take your stress out on those who care for you. Just take a step back, relax your nerves, and breathe. We promise it will all work out.

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