Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and even intimidating.
But we’ve got some tips to help you get your day started right.
First, it’s a good idea to make a list of all the wedding-related things you’ll need to do, such as buying flowers, having your cake ready and your invitations ready.
Second, set a time for yourself to go through your list and come up with a plan.
And finally, it might be easier to do these things if you know what you want to accomplish, says Sara Coyle, cofounder of Wedding Crashers.
You may be surprised to find that a wedding planner will tell you how many things you can do on your own, she says.
Coyle and her husband have been planning their wedding since 2012.
She says planning a wedding requires a lot of planning, so it can be difficult to put in the time to prepare and plan for everything.
But if you do plan to make the trip to the park to watch the ceremony, she encourages you to find out what kind of flowers you’ll want to bring, and what kind you’ll wear.
And then you’ll have a list to work with, she adds.
If you’re planning a big, multi-day wedding, you might want to plan for the cost of a reception, she explains.
That way, you won’t be left with a lot to do the day before the ceremony.
But she also says that the best way to do that is to make sure you’re prepared for your guests.
If you have a group of friends and want to meet them before the wedding, she suggests taking the kids to a restaurant beforehand to make your guests feel comfortable.
Couples should also think about what their guests will want to wear the day of the ceremony and what they’ll wear the night of the wedding.
If they want to go to the beach, they might want a tuxedo, says Coyle.
If your guests are looking for a wedding cake, they should try to find something that is a little simpler and less expensive than a traditional cake.
If it’s the groom’s birthday, it can mean you’re more likely to want to get a custom-made cake.
Finally, you can also have guests dress up and come to the ceremony dressed as their favorite character from the movie or TV shows.
That could be a fun way to add a bit of fun to the event.
Coyne suggests you dress up in your favorite outfit.
For example, if you’re a bride who wants to dress up as a ninja or samurai, you could choose a costume that includes a red cape and a cape with an animal-inspired design.
If that’s not an option, Coyle says to look for a more traditional costume.
“You might also want to choose a look that your guests will enjoy,” she says, “like a traditional red dress with a bow tie and a gold bow.
You could also consider a dress with more of a party-like style or a cocktail dress.”
You’ll also want a couple of wedding accessories to tie the knot with your loved ones.
You can also dress up your bridesmaids and bridesdaughters to match their dresses.
Coyle suggests a simple, classic floral dress that includes bows and a bow in the back.
If there’s a bouquet, you may want to include flowers, she also suggests.
You can also make a custom wedding bow, she notes.
“If you have more than one wedding, a bow can be very versatile and can add so much fun to a wedding,” she adds, adding that you’ll likely want to create your own bow to match your own theme.
If your guests love to dress, you’ll also find that they enjoy dressing up in their favorite outfits, she recommends.
For a traditional wedding, they’ll probably want to dress as a princess or a princess-themed character.
For an elaborate wedding, Coyne recommends choosing an outfit that includes beads and earrings.
If those are too expensive for you, she points out, you should consider something with a more affordable price tag.
You could also try something a little less fancy, like a cocktail or dress that has a few of the partygoers wearing colorful costumes.
“It can be really fun to dress your guests up as the characters you see in a Disney movie or show,” she explains, adding, “or your kids can dress up like princesses and your grandkids will dress up or go to a party like your grandparents did.”