The wedding is one of the dreams of many couples out there. It is the culmination of their love, and some consider it as the starting point of their lives’ new chapter. But beautiful weddings do not just happen. It happens with a lot of preparations. And it takes time. In between, you may face challenges that will test your patience. Some situations may even make you feel that you are about to lose your head. However, wedding preparations are not always supposed to be like that.

You need a plan, an ample amount of time, and the right partners. Foremost, you need to make your planning phase simple. This may not be easy, especially if you are attending to other things in your life. However, there will always be some ways. If you are looking to make your wedding memorable and exceptional, here are some of the things you need to do.

Plot the date

The timeframe of wedding preparations will heavily depend on o the date you will choose. The sooner the date, the shorter the time for preparation. This is why many couples plan their weddings one year in advance—and this might also work for you. This is because it gives you a lot of time to save, talk to some suppliers, and consider the date again. Do not just pick a date. Pick a date that will make the attendance possible for everyone. To increase the odds of success, you need to pick the right season. You do not want to have your wedding during the monsoon season, do you?

Plan your guest list

In connection to the first tip, you will need to select the guests that will attend your wedding. It can be a stressful part, especially if you have a lot of friends and family members in mind. In this case, you need to be practical.

You need to keep your guest list short as much as possible. Do not feel guilty if you will not invite your third cousin you haven’t seen in more than five years. More importantly, do not feel guilty if you are not going to invite your office mates and your bosses.

Round up your suppliers

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Early in the preparation phase, it is important that you are already talking to different suppliers. That way, you have ample time to compare and choose. If you want to make this phase tad simpler, you have to choose to visit wedding fairs and trade shows where you can find the right wedding and bridal suppliers. What’s good about these events is that most suppliers offer discounts.

Get a wedding coordinator

One mistake that many couples make on their wedding is that they do not get a planner or a coordinator. Unless it is a small wedding, you need to be honest with yourself that you will need help at some point. And this is where the help of a wedding planner or coordinator comes in.

These are only some of the things that you need to keep in mind if you want to organize your wedding without stressing out. Again, keep things simple.