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If you're tackling the wedding planning process yourself, it's important to stay organised! Between supplier appointments, inspiration hunting, and budget managing, the list of jobs soon stack up! But don't worry, you don't have to be a professional wedding planner to create your dream day. Just remember these simple management tips.
When it comes to wedding planning, there is one simple golden rule. Take notes on everything! Make lists so you can check off major jobs as you finish them - great for giving yourself a little motivation boost, too! A calendar is also key for keeping up with all your meetings and appointments. Keep your notes and key documents in one place so nothing gets lost. This is also the perfect excuse to buy yourself some beautiful bridal stationery - why have a boring notebook when you can accessorise with a trendy wedding journal instead?
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Your friends, family, and, of course, your bridesmaids are even more important if you're not hiring a wedding planner! Delegate tasks and keep notes of who is doing what. Communicate regularly so everyone's on the same page; you don't want to be a bridezilla about it, but your friends and family will appreciate simple, clear instructions. Create a new email address for all your wedding emails to keep the correspondence separate, and consider making shared documents online so everyone can keep up with the schedule. Asking for some help can take the strain off you and let you get more done in a shorter space of time.
Take a few minutes each day to go over your planning journey and see where you're up to on everything, adding in any new jobs that have come up. Things change all the time, so make sure you stay fluid with your plans. Reviewing each step carefully also helps you spot any things you might have missed. The key is to make sure you leave plenty of time to plan everything so there's no last-minute rush. Don't leave it to the next day if you can do it today!