So he proposed, you said yes, and tada! You’re engaged! Now comes the most exciting part of getting hitched, planning your big day and of course it has to be perfect! Planning can also stress you as most of the time you have to juggle between time and budget. We all dream of a perfect and stress-free union but a not so properly planned wedding may cause disasters and break your heart thus it’s better to put your defenses up as early as possible. So when exactly should you start the planning and scrawl away in your journal? Here is what some experts had to say.
Blogger Aiki Acman-Nochefranca, thinks that your big day should be planned as early as possible. She further talks about her personal experience on how she planned her own wedding 15 months ahead also mentioning that it varies from couple to couple. Some can successfully plan everything out in weeks, and for some, it takes more than a year to plan your big day. She specifically mentions how celebrities are privileged by all means which enables them to arrange everything within weeks or even days.
Natalie Hill, advises that it’s ideal to start planning 12-18 months ahead, especially if you have already decided on a venue. She further says that it’s even possible to plan a wedding in 6 weeks, only if the couple is flexible and compromising towards changes and okay with letting go of few things which might not work out in the end.
The team of “Weddings of Distinction”, a garden wedding specialist firm, recommends that planning a year in advance will save you from a lot of stress as you will have enough time to plan every aspect of your wedding. Their advice is to start planning as soon as you get engaged. Another perk of planning a year ahead is that you get to book your preferred venues and suppliers to avoid missing out at the last moment.
Anna Wilson thinks 18 months is good to start planning, which leaves you enough time to search and find your ideal venue and book it, especially for a destination wedding, the couple should start preparing as soon as they get engaged.
Having a well-planned wedding really pays off as it not only minimizes last-minute rushes but also helps you enjoy your big day just like you should. Happy planning!