Planning one of the most momentous events in a couple’s life is both exciting and challenging. While it’s exciting to picture out the dream scenarios in our minds when it comes to the wedding, reality hits back hard as we need to take into account some important matters and considerations for the wedding. While wedding planners are there to help, hiring one can be quite expensive. But if you want to take a hands-on approach to plan your wedding, we’ll offer some smart ways of making a wedding plan as you read on.
Go Digital: Create Your Wedding Website
Spreading the word and letting the important people in your lives know about your big day can be a drag if you choose to do things the traditional way. A smart and innovative article on Medium shares the wonderful idea of creating a website for your wedding. Instead of making hundreds of invitation cards and spending for the delivery of those cards, a quick and easy alternative is to make a beautifully designed website about your upcoming wedding. This way, you have the relative freedom of including important details about your wedding day, such as the venue, the type of wedding (church wedding, civil wedding, etc.), the wedding theme, date and time of the wedding, etc. Be sure to make the website organized while being attractive as well to ensure that the people you send them to will be there on your big day.
Manage Your Documents Digitally
It’s time to move out of the wedding planning binders and be innovative when it comes to managing your wedding documents. Although many wedding vendors still use paper contracts, you can still make digital copies of them by scanning these documents and storing them in online storage spaces such as Google Drive, Mega, or iCloud. Also, invoices and important papers relevant to your wedding should be kept safely by having digital copies of them. Digitization of these documents can make them easier to access using your smartphone or mobile device, without having to look into your document folder or bag.
Make Use of Social Media
One of the best avenues for sending your wedding invitations and providing a link to your wedding website is through the use of social media platforms. .Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be great options for sending teasers and links about your upcoming wedding. You can always add your link in the captions and posts, and you can make your invitations exclusive to the people that you want to join the wedding.
Set Autopay Arrangements with Vendors
One of the things that weigh heavily on couples’ minds is how to go about with the payments for caterers, florists, photographers, bands, and other wedding vendors. Most of these vendors will offer a staggering fee schedule, where the initial deposit is paid upfront and the remainder of the balance is paid days before or after the wedding, depending on the agreement with the vendor. While calendar reminders help keep track of the payment schedules, there is still the risk of late payments. Instead, check with your vendor if they can set up an automatic payment arrangement by debiting your credit card or bank account. Also, check if there are service fees added for credit card payments so that you can weigh your payment options or make the necessary adjustments.
A well-planned wedding can bring reality closer to the expectations of couples. This joyous and festive occasion will not be possible without the planning and the converging of the essential parts of the wedding that make it happen without a hitch. As the saying “two heads are better than one” goes, work with your better half in planning the best possible wedding event and making it a reality.