There are a lot of tips and tricks that I’ve come across over the years. Here are a few that I’ve come to really relay on.
- Make Lists: This is really the only way to keep on track of all the items that are needed in all events. Everything from the Guest List to Timeline of events should be written down and updated along the way.
- Number People: Numbers are your guide to everything with events. Each step of the way vendors, friends and family will be asking for the numbers. When making the guest list number the guest in two ways. The first way number is each household, this will help with the number of invites you need. Remember you don’t need a invite for every person, but for every household. The second way is to number each person individually. This number is crucial because this is how the reception venue is determined and it will allow you to understand the cost of the event early on.
- Stick to it: This applies to many things, from your wants and needs to the budget. Have a plan and stick to it, of course over time you can bend a bit, but stick to your guns, this is a major factor when trying to counter stress of planning events. Remember you can’t make everyone happy so start with yourself.
- Ask for Help: This is something everyone should do, the event should not fall only on one person. For weddings the Bride/ Brides Family should not do all the work, make the Groom chip in when making decisions, this is after all his day too. The day of the event is going to be very long and stressful, so trying to shift the tasks to other people will only help make the day enjoyable.