This is it! You’re getting married! Seriously, that is so wonderful and you’re going to love this. Like any bride or groom, you want everything about the wedding to be perfect. Who doesn’t? This might cause a little stress, but don’t fret. There are steps you can take to make sure things go smoothly without putting too much stress on your plate. After all, in Las Vegas, of all places, you should be able to relax.
You’ve heard the phrase, “defense is the best offense,” right? It holds true for weddings as well. Taking the initiative and being proactive in your planning is going to spare you major headaches down the road and help you to have your best wedding.
Here are some tips we recommend to get your Las Vegas wedding off to a great start:
Decide a Budget and Stick to It
It’s the classic financial advice: don’t spend money that you don’t have. Let’s be honest, finances are a big cause of stress for people. To spare yourself the trouble, think about how much you’re willing to spend on your wedding and let that guide your decision making.
You don’t want to start off your marriage with strained finances. It will take the focus away from what should be the happiest day of your life so far. Instead, be money-wise and find a way to remain within your budget.
A good idea is to make a physical list of your budget, something tangible that you can hold in your hands and refer to. It is much easier to remain in a budget if you have something physical to keep track of.
Start Planning Early and Make a Checklist of Everything You Need to Do
We cannot recommend early planning enough. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can get a hold of everything you need. Last minute decisions are going to reduce what’s available to you by a wide margin.
You can easily find wedding checklists with a simple Google search, some even divided into timetables so you can make a schedule along with your to-do list.
Here are some things to consider early on:
- Get your guest list together. Invite the people you want there.
- Decide a style or a theme.
- Think about your dress code.
- Book your venue (say, for example, the Little Vegas Chapel).
- Buy wedding bands.
- Remember to drink water, eat, and sleep (health is important here).
That’s just scratching the surface of things you can add to your checklist. It’s really all a matter of what your priorities are and give yourself a time table. Procrastination leads to more stress. Cushions lead to relaxation.
Choose Your Wedding Party Wisely and Delegate Tasks to Them
The wedding party is not just there to look good. They are an active and important part of making this dream a reality.
Among their duties are to assist in:
- Addressing wedding invitations
- Performing reasonable errands
- Any necessary decorating projects
- An advisory council to give feedback to the couple about other decisions
Your best wedding is more attainable with this support staff backing you up. Think deeply about who you want to be part of your wedding party, making sure they’re reliable and ready to step up to the plate. After all, these are the people who you’re choosing to help you springboard into your marriage, so you want the best.
Share tasks with them that are easily done so that you can clear your plate for the things that are most pertinent.
Hire a Good Wedding Planner or Coordinator If You Don’t Want to Do Everything Yourself
Say hello to a wedding superhero. Wedding planners and coordinators make a priority of making sure that everything runs smoothly on your special day.
Among their benefits are:
- Taking some of the responsibilities for arranging the wedding off of your shoulders (without requiring you to sacrifice control)
- Advice on budgets and schedules
- Intimate knowledge of what makes weddings amazing
And that’s just scratching the surface off all the many ways a wedding planner or coordinator can help you save time, effort, and money on your wedding.
Find the Perfect Venue and Catering Company That Fits Your Budget
You don’t want a wedding venue that’s going to put you in the poorhouse. You also don’t want fast food as your catering, purely in the name of saving a buck (if you’re doing it in the name of wanting to, however, then go you).
Let’s be honest, it’s your wedding, so why should you have to choose between a venue and food you’ll love or preserving your budget? The Little Vegas Chapel has a way that you can do both.
See, we don’t believe that you should spend a mint in order to have a day you’ll never forget. That’s why we go out of our way to make sure that this venue is affordable and hassle-free for you and that the food is delicious.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help From Friends and Family – They’ll Be Happy to Pitch In
This is the happiest day of your life, and friends and family often get so excited about it that you’re going to hear the words, “How can I help” a lot. Don’t be afraid to respond honestly. It’s your wedding, not a burden.
“Hey, would you mind going with me to try on suits/dresses?”
“I need advice for flowers…”
“What do you think about…?”
It’s more than ok to ask for help. After all, when it comes to your wedding, there’s a lot to juggle. Those closest to you and who love you are going to want to reduce that burden how they can.
Make Sure You Have Plenty of Time for Rehearsal So That the Wedding Goes Smoothly
Sometimes the mystery of what’s coming causes a lot of stress, until you actually get the chance to experience it. That’s what makes wedding rehearsals so helpful. Getting a chance to run through the ceremony decreases the stress of not knowing what to do.
Arranging your schedule in a way that you can have a rehearsal will give you an idea of what to expect, how to move, where to stand, what to say, and when to say it. You can get a feel for the setting so that you’re not scrambling day of.
But aside from preparation, a wedding rehearsal is simply a good time. You get the chance to have your families and friends together and enjoy each other’s company.
The Final Key to Having Your Best Las Vegas Wedding? The Little Vegas Chapel, Of Course!
Through all the planning and preparation, the Little Vegas Chapel takes a lot of the work off your plate. From the wedding ceremony itself, to the reception, photography, catering, and more, we can take care of that for you, leaving you free to actually enjoy yourself.
After all, this is your wedding. This is a time to have a good time! We are here to help you do just that. Contact the Little Vegas Chapel today to book your wedding and have an experience that you will want to talk about for years to come, complete with photos that will make all of your friends jealous.
Let’s get started on having your dream wedding right now!