1. Set a Wedding Budget
2. Download a Wedding-Planning App
We’ve taken a look at 10 of the best apps for wedding planning.
- Wedding Happy (Free) Wedding Happy is a smart wedding planning app.
- Tie The Knot (Free)
- iWed Planner (Free)
- Wedding Countdown (Free)
- Table Plan (Free)
- Wedding Look Book (Free)
- Honey fund Wedding Registry (Free)
- Lady Marry Wedding Planner (Free)
The app (previously known as Wedding Snap) allows you to create a customized digital wedding album, and gives you a custom code that you can then share with your guests. Using this code, your friends and family can upload their photos and videos of the celebration too. Available on iOS and Android.
3. Get Inspired
Instead, get yourself out into the countryside, into the city or down to the coast and look at plants, trees, wildlife, pebbles, anything that catches your eye really. Nature can be a great source of inspiration for shades, shapes and textures, just remember to photograph anything you see so you can refer to it later.
4. Start Your Guest List
How do I start a guest list?
- Decide how you’ll divvy up the list—before accepting financial help.
- Use a system that’s collaborative.
- Design your dream list.
- Be realistic about the number of guests to avoid stress later on.
- Make some cutting rules (and actually follow them).
- Make an A-list and a B-list.
- Include names on the response cards.
- Start with family and friends.
- Digitize the process.
- Decide on plus one’s.
- Create personalized groups.
- Collect addresses.
- Choose who’s invited to which event.
- Manage RSVPs.
- Request menu choices.
5. Pick a Caterer
What does a caterer do at a wedding? A caterer arranges the preparation, delivery, and presentation of food for clients. If you’ve ever attended a bridal shower, fund raiser, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or a bar mitzvah that had beautifully prepared and presented food, chances are that event was catered.