Have any of your friends married recently? Now would be a good time to have a chat with them, listening to their tips for wedding planning. They will be able to pinpoint the mistakes they made while planning, and you can learn from their experience.
Talking to any “wedding professional”, you will most probably be told one thing time and again: Start planning as early as possible. Simply drawing up a list will help, but there could still be a lot of smaller details you fail to note. Get a wedding planning worksheet from the internet, or go out and buy a wedding planning book.
Next on the list of essential tips for wedding planning concerns your budget: Before you are able to start forming a plan, never mind spending, you have to know what you can afford in total. You will have to break this down to include every little detail, and then stick with it. If you spend too much in one area, you will have to give up in another, and that is simply not an option.
Create a “complete by” schedule, and stick to it, no matter what. There will be times when you feel there is plenty of time left, or that small simple tasks feel senseless so long before the wedding. If leave it till later you will run into the same problems you were warned against (by people who took the same route).
Follow these tips for wedding planning, and plan carefully. A sensible plan will reduce your stress levels considerably, and you could even save some money, having allowed yourself more time to shop around.