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How To Plan The Wedding Of Your Dreams - Pro Tips For Newly Engaged

In movies, we often hear the bride say “I’ve been dreaming of this day all my life,” but for those who have already walked down the aisle or is still under preparation, things are as easy as it seems.

More or less, you only have a year to get everything ready from engagement down to the honeymoon. So, whether you’ve started with a few ideas or none at all, this post is for you!

Planning Your Dream Wedding

First of all, before you write anything down, be sure to tag your partner along with you. Even if he’s not around at all times since he’s working or have other business to do, it’s important that both of you have a personal touch to your wedding. After all, it’s going to be your big day. 

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Here are some things you need to talk about:

Save The Date

Twelve months seem like a long time but not until you realize that there are a lot of things to think about -- the venue, the reception, your flower girls and the rest of the entourage, and the list goes on and on. 

Thinking which date you want your big day to happen in advance is a huge help. You have time to know whether you want to have an indoor (if the weather permits) or outdoor wedding. You can choose another venue in case your first choice is fully booked. You can look for the best wedding headpiece or supplier of flower girls crown. 

Having a hard time picking the best wedding date? Here’s a couple of tips:

  • Find a date or month that’s special for the both of you. 
  • Consider the season, especially if you’re planning something special. Let’s say you want an outdoor wedding, then it’s best if the season during that time is not too cold or hot.

Choose Your Motif

The color or theme of your wedding is another important factor that you need to tick off asap. It sounds fun but wait until you see how many wedding theme inspirations there are online. 

So, before you search Google, talk about what colors you have in mind. If you’re aiming for summer or spring, you can go for pastel shades of green or blue. For winter or fall, it can be something dark or deep, such as red or blue. You can also go for classic hues, such as beige or cream.

In line with this, figure out what you want your wedding to portray. Do you want to give a romantic or modern vibe? Or perhaps, something traditional?

Check our Ultimate Flower Girl Guide Part 1 and Part 2 to know how you can dress up your flower girls on your wedding day.

The Venue

What’s a wedding without a venue?

Of course, it doesn’t have to be a lavish destination rather, it should be a place that reflects you and your soon-to-be spouse. Again, make sure that it would go along with the date you’ve chosen. 

The Wedding Gown And Look

And now, one of the most exciting parts of wedding preparation… choosing the gown.

When it comes to your wedding dress, there are a lot of things to consider, such as the design, the color, the fitting, and of course, the budget. That being said, it’s best to cross this on your list in the soonest possible time.

Once you find the perfect gown, the next thing to consider is your wedding hairdo and look. Do you want it curly or straight? Do you want to wear your hair up or down? How about your makeup? Go for something natural or bold?

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Still can’t decide? You might want to take a look at these bridal makeup looks for inspiration.

Additional Tips To Looking Good:

As early as now, you can start changing a few of your habits or add a small activity in your routine. Let’s say you want to drop a couple of pounds before your big day, then you might want to enroll yourself into a yoga class or start running.

For a well-hydrated, clear skin, you can increase your water intake, visit a derma, or have a balanced diet.

You can also visit a dentist if you want a brighter smile on your wedding day.

Don’t want to get lost? Check out this Ultimate Wedding Checklist from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Go Old School With Invitation

Nowadays, it’s easy to ask your friends and family to save the date. However, it would be special if you can add a personal touch by sending a physical invitation. We know it’s time-consuming but this is your big day we’re talking about so, it won’t hurt put a little more effort.


Weddings are special and there’s no doubt about that and if only you could freeze the moment, I know most of you would. Luckily, there are photographs. 

So, before your wedding day, be sure to find a photography service that would take the best shots on your event based on the style you want. Whether it’s in contemporary, traditional, or reportage, be sure that it’ll satisfy you and your fiancé’s style.

Check out their portfolio or have some practice shoot (if they allow it) so you’ll know if they are the right service for you.


Make your event a day to remember by adding more fun and entertainment. Get the people you love together through games, good music, and a nice program. Look for a band that will play on your nuptial and reception and of course, hire the best host you know.

You’ve done a lot to make this day a success, now it’s time for you to get what you deserve.

Pro Tips: 

  • Check Your Budget. Be sure to allot enough money for each expense, such as the reception, flowers, attire, photography, entertainment, and miscellaneous. Make sure to have extra cash for unforeseen expenses, such as extra invites. 

  • Ask Help. don’t be afraid to ask assistance from the people you know. In line with this, be sure to pick the best wedding coordinator you know.

  • Get Organized. Write down and compile every-wedding related matters. Always bring a pen and paper and an envelope for the photos or inspirations you want your wedding suppliers to see.
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