Let's face it, as amazing as a wedding is, planning one can be a serious nightmare, not to mention seriously expensive. If you're recently engaged, and you're excited about your big day, the last thing you want is for the stress of planning it to end up taking away some of the joy of it because you're having such a miserable time. One of the most common reasons that this ends up happening is because people leave a lot of important aspects of their wedding plans to the last minute. This leads them to run around like a headless chicken trying to organise everything, making compromises when they don't want to and generally feeling a lot more stressed than is necessary. To help you avoid this, here are some aspects of your wedding that you should never leave to the last minute.
Pretty much everyone can agree just how important to your wedding it is to get the right venue. The venue impacts the theme, style, and feeling of your wedding, as well as how many guests you can actually invite. Because of that, you want to make sure that you get the perfect venue. However, most of the very best venues available have pretty long waiting lists, so you're going to want to make sure that you book your venue as early as possible. In fact, you may find the perfect venue and then arrange the date for your wedding around it!
Ah, the dress. For many brides, it's the single most important part of the entire wedding day, which means that it absolutely has to be perfect. If you want the right dress, you're going to have to shop around for it, and even if you find one that you really love, it might not be quite perfect. If that's the case, you may need to have adjustments made to it, something that can often take a long time. The last thing you want is to have to wear an ill-fitting dress because you didn't have the time to get it properly fitted.
A lot of people forget about the entertainment at their wedding until far too late in the planning phase. Without entertainment, you could end up with your guests getting incredibly bored. Make sure that you check out sites like Alive Network well in advance to find the band that's right for your wedding day. You don't want to end up having to settle for your uncle putting his Itunes library on shuffle when people want to hit the dance floor.
Planning a wedding involves so many things that it can be kind of overwhelming for a lot of people. In order to prevent this from having an overly negative impact on your big day, the best thing that you can do is to great as clear and organised a plan as possible. Make lists and prioritise things based on their importance. If you can do this all well in advance, then your actual wedding day is going to go a whole lot more smoothly.