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5 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Wedding Game Plan

5 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Wedding Game Plan

So, they asked you to spend the rest of your life with them; you said yes, and now you’re both ready to take the leap and march down that aisle. Congratulations! You’re getting married!

As the butterflies settle, you may begin to notice how stressful and confusing planning a wedding can actually be. Chances are, this is your first (and last!) time planning such a perfect event like your wedding, but knowing how to properly plan your wedding can be daunting (to say the least!). Many couples who seek my advice often begin with, “We have no clue where to start!” In an effort to help ease common concerns about your wedding game plan, I’ve developed a list of 5 simple tips which will help you plan your perfect day.

How to Pull off the Perfect Wedding Ceremony

How to Pull off the Perfect Wedding Ceremony

When it comes to the wedding ceremony, most couples find this aspect of their wedding to be a complete mystery. The confusion of who stands where, who walks when, and who leads whom, remains to be seen. Questions you may not think to ask immediately can range from, “Who holds my bouquet?” or “What name do I sign; my maiden or married name?”

As a wedding planner, I’m often involved in the logistics of the wedding ceremony order. I’ve broken down the order for you to help eliminate any anxiety or confusion with a few helpful steps!

How to Make Your Own DIY Wedding Survival Kit

How to Make Your Own DIY Wedding Survival Kit

Though never a girl scout myself, my decade-long experience as a wedding planner has taught me to believe wholeheartedly in the motto, “Be Prepared.” Over the years, I’ve developed my own DIY kit for wedding day survival needs - from breath mints and sewing kits to batteries and super glue, I learned quickly that it never hurts to be as well equipped on one’s wedding day as possible!

Couples often ask me, “What is the worst wedding disaster you’ve experienced?” Though disasters rarely do happen, there have been times when my survival kit has come in handy. For example, that time a bridesmaid’s zipper split as she was due to walk down the aisle, or the best-man speech which almost never happened when the batteries on the microphone suddenly died.

It’s important to keep in mind that, sometimes, things happen which may be out of your control but can be easily rectified with a few tweaks and quick fixes. That’s why I recommend having a wedding day survival kit on hand.

What happens if it rains on your wedding day?

What happens if it rains on your wedding day?

Do You Have a Plan B?

Your entire life you have pictured an outdoor ceremony, so as the date draws near and the weather forecast doesn't look like it's going to be in your favor, it's time to decide what to do. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, you may want to consider having a back up plan. As a wedding planner, the one thing out of my control….is the weather! The weather where I live in Alberta is crazy, it could be raining one minute, sunny the next and snowing after that.

My advice? Prepare for the worst and hope for the best!