Here I am, 17 days before the wedding and I am feeling strangely relaxed. Things have fallen nicely into place, and I have had the best help/support system with my fiance and family. I planned for about 4 months before the wedding and tried to keep my budget as tight as possible. I went in with the mentality that if we had a long engagement I would plan forever and things would most likely get out of control ha... blame that on Pinterest!
One thing I will tell you is this, if you want to have the traditional ceremony/reception like we did, make sure you keep what YOU want in mind. It is incredibly easy to go completely overboard without even realizing it. Keep in mind that this day is about no one else but you and your honey!!
When we set a date 4 months ago I went strait into researching wedding planners and wedding apps. I was in for a rude awakening when most planners wanted about a third of what I thought was my budget.
Then I found The Knot and my wedding planning got a whole lot simpler. The Knot is a website and a FREE app....which makes it even better! It sets you up a wedding countdown which is super fun to keep track of! You can add photos of you and your honey, browse wedding ideas and the BEST part is there is a checklist that hits the big points of wedding planning.
I've never been married before and I have not attended many weddings, when I sat down to start planning I had no clue where to even start. I have my man, I've got my ring...now what?! The checklist feature on The Knot is the absolute best thing... I sat down with my calendar and picked a due date for everything that pertained to my wedding on the checklist. I tried my best to keep and meet deadlines and the single most thing that helped my wedding planning be a breeze was making decisions promptly. I really made it a point to see three to four options and prices for things and then make a decision. The faster I could nail things down the better off I was.
I hope these tips are helpful! Let me know how your wedding planning went :)