Jean’s Top 10 Tips for Planning Your Wedding – Part 7

7. Don’t worry about the little details at the onset of your wedding planning

After you first get engaged and start your wedding plans, at some point it’s going to hit you – “Oh My Gosh! I’ve got to pick out dresses, and select a menu, and send out invitations, and what kind of centerpieces should we get, and . . .”

Well, guess what? Unless you only have a few weeks to plan your big event, you don’t need to make any of these decisions yet.

First off, take care of the “biggies.” Interview wedding professionals and find the ones who “get” you and understand your style. Then the perfect location, that great photographer, the phenomenal florist, and so on. But other than your giving them your deposits, you don’t need to tell them how you want the room laid out, what photos you must have, what entree to serve . . .

Now, after you’ve booked your key players, take time and have fun with the details.

Go to bridal shows and flip through bridal magazines to get ideas and inspiration.

Keep a running list of songs that you want to hear, and what you don’t want to hear, and a list of photos that can’t be missed. When you think of a song you’d like to hear, or remember asomeone you’d like to have a photo of, jot it down.

It’s so much easier than than trying take care of this all in one afternoon or evening (usually right before your final appointment with your DJ or photographer), and less chance of forgetting something.

Pace yourself so you can enjoy yourself instead of turning this into a chore.

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