If your hand glitters with more enthusiasm than usual, you may have a brand new ring signifying your upcoming nuptials – and a really big party to plan. But don’t wrench yourself from freshly-engaged bliss by stressing out about a seemingly herculean task.
Planning a wedding is no joke. But it’s never been easier, thanks to the abundances of resources provided by the almighty internet. Here are just a few:
Hire a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator
“The main reason a couple should hire a day-of coordinator is so they’re not running around like chickens with their heads cut off on their wedding day,” says Pennsylvania-based wedding coordinator Amy Hake. “If there’s an issue that arises, I take care of it. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the bride will have no idea a catastrophe has been avoided.”
Read more about how to find a wedding coordinator and the ways in which they will make your day – and your life – easier.
Start Researching Fun Wedding Cake Themes
You’re going to hire someone to bake your cake, that’s a given. Walking into the meeting with a few ideas of what you’d like can be deeply helpful.
Think animal print, rainbow, boldly-colored stripes, or cascades of Oreo cookies. Maybe you met your beloved at Coney Island – if so, may we suggest cones of cotton candy bursting through the layers? If you can dream it, you can eat it. Read more about wedding cake ideas from a pro baker here.
Once you’ve got a few brilliant ideas for your cake, you can start dreaming up wedding playlists and color schemes and dress shopping online. Pre-planning is the fun part, so let your daydreams run rampant.
Don’t Fret, Miracles Are Possible
If all this wedding nonsense has you breathing into a paper bag already, read a story about how a bride planned her entire wedding in one weekend using Thumbtack. It may sound like a digital age Cinderella story, but we assure you it’s one-hundred percent true.
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