1) Set A Budget
And a realistic one at that! Sit down with your parents, their parents and your significant other to realistically determine how much each can afford. You will feel so much better knowing exactly how much money you can spend instead of feeling super sad when you have to cut everything back a few short weeks from the wedding.
2) Target That Guest List
Do you need to invite every co-worker and your second cousin twice removed? The answer is NO! Really concentrate on your quest list and narrow it down to close family and friends. This day is monumental- fill it with those people that have been nearest and dearest to you.
3) Be True To Yourself
Are you a country bride rocking boots and horseshoes necklaces all the time? Then own your rustic country barn wedding! Don't try to be something you are not or make your entire wedding so unique that it does not reflect you or your fiance.
4) Always Have A Back Up Plan
Dreamed of getting married outside on the beach in September? Be prepared and have a back up plan. While Mother Nature may not be included on the guest list- she likes to show up from time to time.
5) Don't Forget To Enjoy Your Day
Things will happen. Something might go wrong or everything might go perfectly. Regardless, remember to enjoy your day! You can't relive it- so don't spend it worrying about the 'what if's'. Enjoy each moment, from getting ready with your girls to the last hug good bye at the end of the night. You worked hard planning so enjoy the fruits of your labor.