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5 Wedding Planning Tips You Need for Your Special Day

Are you preparing for that special day with the love of your life? This once-in-a-lifetime event is something most people dream about their entire lives until the day of the wedding reception. But, if you are recently engaged, you might be wondering where to start to plan everything. From a wedding DJ to wedding vendors and everything in between, taking on the planning of such a big event can be overwhelming, even if you plan to have a more casual wedding day with just close family and friends.

We have put together five of the best tips to help you plan for your special day and cater to it correctly for you and your significant other. With these tips in mind, you will be able to plan an event that runs so smoothly most of the guests will only be focusing on the beautiful bride and groom-to-be.

1. Nail your wedding day look flawlessly.

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Everything from your dress to your ring should reflect your preference and style, so you feel comfortable and fabulous on the big day. However, if you are taking an alternative approach to such a classic event, you might want to consider starting by choosing a different engagement and wedding ring style.

Today, some of the most exquisite jewelry isn’t what most people consider traditional, such as a salt and pepper diamond. Instead, these gemstones are increasing in popularity today because of their unique color and alternative look. Not only will you feel beautiful with a state-of-the-art stone on your finger, but the inclusions in this carbon-adorned diamond magnify and sparkle immensely depending on which cut you choose.

However you plan your ensemble, remember your groom wants to marry you however you look at the event and thinks you’re beautiful every day.

2. Plan the entertainment early on.

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Some people who plan weddings underestimate how booked a DJ for weddings can be. It would be wise to begin planning on hiring a DJ company several months in advance if possible. Not only will they be able to cater to your musical taste and build a perfect playlist for the reception, but a good DJ is most likely scheduled for events way ahead of time.

Finding the right DJ who will play the right music will set the tone for the whole reception, so be sure to choose a wedding entertainer that is experienced and will keep your needs in mind. From the first dance to the last song, the dance floor should be nothing short of a great time for your guests.

3. Be mindful and selective with your guest list.

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When it comes to how many people you want to attend and who will cut, keep in mind your budget, the venue, and the fact that it’s you and your groom’s decision on who will be invited when it comes down to it. The cost per head will be your most significant expense to plan for, so don’t allow people to guilt-trip you into inviting people you don’t want there. This is often the most challenging part of planning a wedding, so go with your gut and don’t inflate your budget because you’re worried about people feeling left out. After all, it is your big day, no theirs.

4. Always have a Plan B, just in case.

Unfortunately, every major event will have at least one (ideally minor) hiccup when it comes to the big day. As long as you expect it and plan for it, you can still execute the event flawlessly. Plan for alternatives for any scenario you can think of so you aren’t left panicking and stressed when something goes wrong.

5. Don’t forget what’s important.

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Above all, the most important part of your wedding day is the time spent with your bride or groom. It can be easy to get caught up in the stress of event planning. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and remember this is all about you marrying the love of your life.