- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
1. Keep your engagement a secret. Yes, even from close friends and family. Otherwise you will be bombarded with friends and family who want to take over your wedding and tell you what to do.
2. Plan your honeymoon first. Then consider how much money is left for a wedding.
3. Seriously consider eloping or a really small wedding of close family. You will save tons of money and tons of drama. You don’t have to give in and be part of the madness.
4. Once you have decided where your wedding will be, create your guest list without any input from family (the engagement is still a secret).
5. Plan the details together. It is not just a female affair. Grooms like to have their wishes taken into consideration.
6. Don’t take a poll and find out what dates will work for everyone. This will be a nightmare. Pick your date, and they either come or don’t.
7. Get the invites printed. (Forget about save-the-date cards, as it is just a way for the printing industry to make more money. Unnecessary.)
8. Tell those closest to you, so they don’t find out through the mail, but send invites quickly afterward.
9. Send invites 6 to 8 weeks beforehand. This will be the first most of them hear of it. There will be less time for drama or complaints by the uninvited.
10. Limit the wedding party. You don’t need five or six bridesmaids. My teen daughter is my maid of honor, and that’s it. You will be amazed by how much hassle this saves.