So I recently just quit my full time job to take on being a full time artist! I’m so excited as this is my dream job but now that our money is tighter then it was it’s making planning our wedding harder and staying motivated to plan is difficult because I usually end up spending money while planning. Our wedding is 11 months away and we have our venue, florist, photographer, caterer, and dress picked out. So my question is, what are some parts of the wedding planning process that I can focus on that don’t cost any money? Ex. Making lists and what not. Just until things pick up more with my artist job and can purchase more things again. I just want to stay on top of planning even if I’m not buying decorations and everything at this very moment.
Collect addresses for save the dates and invitations, look for inspiration for decor, research invitation designs, start researching other vendors like DJ and hair and makeup, and look for bridesmaids dresses and suits/tuxes. There are honestly a lot of things that can be done without spending money right away.
There are a lot of things that media and Reality TV imitation have added to weddings, that are in no way traditional. Skip them. No proposal gifts, no getting ready robes , no favors for little gatherings or shower/ bach. Favors used to be done for weddings, but more people don't do them than do. Save the dates have been a trend, but are a recent invention, costly and unnecessary. Email or call those who need advance info as on a save the date. Compose an email that you can copy onto each email address to send ( avoiding a group blast.) Try calling or emailing. Calling For those who need
Music selections. I was actually surprised at how long it took me to decide what music I wanted. Have you decided who you are going to ask to be in your bridal party? You could also look around for inspo on how you want yout hair done.
Sorry. Calling, you can also ask correct preferred titles and how they like mail to be addressed. The name and address of any spouse or SO, and that person's proper title. Make up a master guest list. Written address info, phone, and email. You need to write or type names on lists you give shower people, on the invitation, thank you card for shower gigt, thank you for wedding gift separately, as well as on a seating plan or card, or place card. Too many times to not know if they use Miss., Mrs., Ms., Dr. , Hon. , or Reverend. Mostly it is cousin's SO or a recent marriage where people may or may not have changed names, and the other side, groom's, that neither of you know.
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Music selection is a good idea thank you! I have a feeling that’ll take me a while to figure out as well lol. Also already have bridesmaids but we need to figure out dresses so that’s give me something to work on too. Thanks!