1.Send invitations on a Wednesday.
Always plan to get your invites out on a Wednesday. This way, they arrive just in time for the weekend when people have a bit more free time and can RSVP right away.
2.Plan your RSVP window
Give yourself a 3-4 week window as an RSVP deadline. This way, you have plenty of time to call/text your stragglers and get a firm number turned into your venue, caterer and florist. Giving all your wedding professionals time to look for better deals and to locate locally grown is a great way to get more bang for your buck and wow your guests!
3.A priorities list.
At the beginning of your wedding planning set 1-3 priorities, these can be concrete items like I want all white roses or a rockin’ band or they can be concepts like ‘I want my wedding to feel like a upscale picnic.’ Whenever you are meeting with a vendor, making decisions on the wedding or just clicking through Pinterest, these priorities will help guide your planning and more importantly your budget.
4.Stay in season!
Use in season florals and elements for your wedding flowers and décor. This will save you a tremendous amount of money and also give a very seasonal feel to your event. Aisle florals can sometimes be used throughout your reception. For instance you could transfer your arrangements to the banquet tables or your head table. You can also use your bouquets on the head table or your cake table as well.
5.Know your style.
Don’t create a false personality for your wedding. If you’re a clean-line, modern kind of person don’t do lace and burlap just because it’s flooding Pinterest. Your wedding should be a reflection of you as a couple not a copy and paste of every other wedding your guests might go to that summer.
Happy Planning!! :)