Congratulations; you're engaged!!! Like most other brides (and maybe some grooms), we’re sure you started planning your wedding years before you were even engaged-- clipping dresses out of magazines, pinning décor, centerpieces, and cakes on Pinterest, or just exchanging ideas with your friends. As exciting as this is, you are now left with endless ideas, and most likely endless unorganized ideas at that! Before you get in over your head with wedding planning, get organized with these tips from the wedding planners at rustic wedding venues in Northern New Jersey, Rock Island Lake Club and Bear Brook Valley.
Create a wedding-only email address. Use this email address to communicate with your fiancé, wedding venue, planner, and vendors. This will help keep you from losing or mixing up your important wedding emails with work and life emails.
Make checklists for everything! Start by writing a prioritized to-do list beginning with the most important tasks and take it one step at a time. Try to avoid contacting every single potential vendor at once; this will become overwhelming and confusing. Take a look at the timeline below to get an idea of when you should have each task checked off!
Start a Google Drive account. You and your fiancé can use Google Drive to create and edit files and share ideas. You can use this service to organize your guest list, potential vendors, price quotes, signed contracts, and checklists. To make things even easier, our wedding coordinators at Rock Island and Bear Brook use a software that allows you to view all of the finalized wedding details so that everything is laid out for the day of the wedding—the timeline, vendors, food choices, payments, upgrades, and more.
Wedding planning can become super stressful if you aren’t organized. Luckily, with the tips above and the wedding planners at our NJ wedding venues, you will be kept on track and organized! Also, don't forget to communicate with your fiancé , wedding planner, and vendors. Use your resources to share ideas, negotiate, and finalize details so that everyone is on the same page. Our coordinators will guide you every step of the way and are here to answer any questions you may have.