Trying to plan a simple wedding? If so, you’ve probably already found out how hard it is to do. From the endless decisions that need to be made to the hundreds of suggestions thrown at you by family and friends, it’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the details...but don’t lose heart! It’s possible to plan a simple wedding. Here are the top 5 ways you can plan the simple wedding of your dreams.
Set a Budget First
I know, none of us like the “B-word.” But setting up a wedding budget first things first, with the money you already have in your bank account (no one should go into debt over a wedding!), means you have a clear-cut map guiding you in the next set of decisions to follow. Whether your budget is small or large, you need to set one up so there’s no surprises or extra stress later on down the road.
Pick a Naturally Good Lookin’ Venue
If you want to keep things simple, go for a venue that looks good all on its own. Maybe an outdoorsy space under a gazebo or at a beautiful state park, or a quaint church or elegant event space. If your venue is right, you won’t need to worry about decorating extensively or buying loads of flowers, the setting will speak for itself.
Forget Trying to Impress—Just be Yourself
Lots of the stress and complexities of wedding planning come when couples lose sight of who they are. Instead of planning a wedding that feels and looks like them, they try to keep up with the latest wedding rules and seek to impress friends or family with the details. If you want to keep your wedding simple, don’t do this! Rather, be willing to go against “norms” and let go of the need to impress. It’s your day, let it be a reflection of who you and your fiance are. If you can do this, the wedding planning will be way more simple and natural because it’s more you.
Ask For Help
If you want your wedding to be simple, you can’t do it alone! Trust us, you’ll need help. If your wedding budget allows, hire a pro to help you plan and coordinate the day. This will save you so much time and stress. If your simple wedding is on a stricter budget, don’t be afraid to ask your family and friends to help. More often than not, family and friends are excited and eager to lend a hand!
This one is huge when it comes to planning a simple wedding. Be flexible and open to outside-the-box options. Whether that means getting married on a Sunday or weekday evening to save money, giving your bridal party freedom to pick out their own dresses and suits (within a color/style range of your choosing, of course!) so you don’t have to hassle with it, or forgoing formal invitations for simpler post-card-type mail-outs. In short, always give yourself the freedom to go with less complicated options that work better for you and your simple wedding, even if they’re not seen as “traditional.”