With nearly 1 in 4 couples becoming engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, many women will be ringing in 2013 with a ring on their finger! While eager to plan one of the biggest moments in her life, the newly engaged bride is still obligated to go back to work.
According to David’s Bridal’s annual “What’s On Bride’s Minds” survey, she may be sneaking in her planning on work time! The David’s Bridal survey estimates that 77% of employed women plan their wedding while at their job!
As the bridal industry’s pioneer in fashion and technology, David’s Bridal recognized that brides turn to the web to organize and plan their weddings, so a variety of tools were created to assist in the process. David’s Bridal’s newest online tool My Event allows brides to easily plan, organize, share, and track all their wedding activities to create the event of their dreams. With this new tool, you can:
Build your own planning community and Connect with your wedding party on our interactive newsfeed!
Create mood boards for creativity and inspiration and create shopping lists for everyone in your wedding!
Prioritize, assign, and organize your wedding to-do¹s with customized task lists and manage budgets.
People all across the country are “pinning” recipes, décor ideas and DIY projects. Surprisingly, even though this was the most popular tip from David’s brides, below are 10 more great wedding planning tips to help you with the process.
1). If you don’t have a wedding planner, enlist a friend who isn’t in your bridal party to help you prioritize and plan!
2). Keep reality in focus- know your budget and stick to it! It is easy to get wrapped up in having an extravagant wedding, but remember the day is really about you and your partner.
3). Choose a theme or symbol first to solidify the vision of your wedding, and it will make the party planning process easier.
4). If you¹re thinking of a specific color, keep in mind what flowers are available during the time of your wedding, and that flowers in season are less expensive.
5). Ask for references and read online reviews of potential vendors before booking.
6). If you have older wedding guests, make sure there are plenty of places for them to sit down.
7). If you’re having a large number of guests 10 and under, hire a babysitter to watch them during the ceremony. Or, set up a children’s table or room at the reception, complete with crayons, coloring books, small toys, and games.
8). Be cognizant of guests and their dietary restrictions- shellfish, vegetarians, gluten, vegan/vegetarian- make sure there is something for everyone.
9). Seat people with similar interests and ages together, and put an even number of people at each table, as people tend to pair off in conversations! You don’t want to leave anyone out.
10). Thank you notes are as important as your invitations. A great time to write them is on the plane ride to your honeymoon destination while the memory is still fresh.