Being a creative is a wonderful thing! You have a wealth of ideas, you are influential, and motivated, and now you are engaged! You are now beginning the steps needs to take to plan your big day. Wow, sometimes planning and staying organized may not be your best quality as a creative! But, that is okay! Being a creative means you are flexible and can adapt to many situations. With these basic guidelines, planning your picture perfect wedding will not seem as stressful as one may think.
1. START NOW
Why right away? Because things are about to get incredibly hectic. It is understandable that many couples want to bask in the glow of being engaged for the first couple of months, but if you already see organization as a challenge you must start ASAP for the sake of decreasing the amount of potential anxiety.
Reach out for help! You cannot do this all on your own. If it is within your budget, hire a planner to help you. They will take care of the details so you are not overwhelmed. If you can, at least try and consult with a day of planner that can help get you started.
If this is not in the budget at all, ask your mother, maid of honor or someone else that can keep you accountable to staying on target with your planning.
3. Write down your ideas as they come. Do not wait. Inspiration and ideas for the wedding may often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when you need them the most. Creative thinking requires visualization. So whether its Pintrest pinning or simply writing an idea down, do it! Try to tie together your ideas as well. Create a theme in your mind and work from that center idea.
4. CHECK IT OFF
So you have your incredible ideas jotted down. You need to list these off. The most important rule to organizing your wedding is a checklist. This will help you see visually what you have done and what needs to be done. The checklist is a great way for you to consider your personal time-line and budget, and to practice your simple wedding task management.
5. GET IT TOGETHER
Once you’ve completed these things, you can really dive into planning. Purchase a simple three ring binder to stick all of your information in. Organize the dividers into categories that pertain to the wedding ie, venue, catering, cake and so on.
These are the just the basics. You can add anything to the list that you think you may need. The binder can always be built on. This binder will be your best friend while planning your wedding!
Now you can sit down and let your creative mind soar. Remember taking small steps each day is the key.
Congratulations and good luck!