You’re getting married! Congratulations! You’re likely very excited and waiting with anticipation for your big day to finally arrive. However, at the same time you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with the vast array of tasks that are awaiting you. There is so much planning, organization, and decision-making that goes into a wedding. But it doesn’t all have to fall on you. There are a lot of ways you can leverage your wedding party and delegate different tasks. They’ve accepted your invitation to be a bridesmaid or groomsmen and should be ready and willing to do whatever they can to help you plan your dream wedding and ensure the day goes off without a hitch.
Design Save-the-Date Cards for You
Once you have your date sent, ask one of your bridesmaids to design your save-the-date cards. Just give them a few digital images of you and your fiancé. There are numerous online sites where they’ll be able to play with different design options. If you’re worried about liking the finished product, you could ask your bridesmaids to design a few different options and you can choose your favorite.
Address Wedding Invitations
Don’t waste your precious time addressing, sealing, and stamping all your invitations! Pass this task, along with your guest list, off to a few of your bridesmaids. They’ll be happy to take something off your plate and help you out. You can pass on these tips for how to address the invitations.
Helping you Select Your Wedding Dress
While you’ll definitely want to be closely involved in this step, bring your bridesmaids along to help you choose your wedding dress. Hearing the opinions of your closest friends and family members will help you land on the perfect dress for your big day. Luv Bridal Melbourne is the perfect place to find your new dress. With the wide variety of styles they offer, you’re sure to fall in love.
Bridesmaid Dress Shopping
You’ll want to have the final say on the bridesmaids’ dresses, but if you’re really feeling crunched for time, have your bridesmaids start narrowing down some options. Have your girls head out on their own to a few different bridal shops and try on different dresses. Have them take pictures or bring you back to the shop to see their top three to five choices. Then, you can make the final call. This way you’ll be involved in the process and will still end up with dresses you love, but you won’t have to waste multiple hours or days looking at options that won’t even work.
Compile Estimates for Different Vendors
Calling vendors and venues for estimates can take forever. Instead of spending days completing this task, pass it off to your wedding party. You can put each person in charge of a different vendor, such as photographers, videographers, caterers, DJs, florists, and venues. Then, you can compare the estimates, read a few reviews or look at work samples and be ready to make your decision.
Arrange for a Limousine for the Wedding Party
If your wedding reception is going to take place in a different location than your ceremony will, you’ll likely want a limousine to transport the bridal party. You may also want limousines for getting you to the church or to transport you and your husband to the airport or a hotel after the service. Securing transportation is definitely a task you can delegate to someone in your wedding party.
Assemble Wedding Favors
If you’re planning to make your own wedding favors or will need to assemble or combine items you’ve purchased, this is a task for your wedding party. There is no reason you should take your time putting candies into 100 different little containers or placing stickers on jars. Let your bridesmaids or groomsmen handle this job. If you’re still trying to decide on your favors, this page shares some great DIY ideas.
Deliver Favors and Decorations to Your Venue
A few days before your wedding, favors, decorations, and anything else needed for the reception will need to be delivered to your venue. Don’t put this last-minute stress on yourself. Pick a few bridesmaids or groomsmen and put them in charge of making sure everything is delivered safely, well-labeled, and ready to go for your bid day.
The day of the wedding, there may be a few last-minute items that need to be handled. Your venue may have questions about where to place different items, the florist may get lost finding you, or other vendors may have questions that need to be answered. Don’t pile on extra stress when you should be thinking about walking down the aisle and getting married. Pass your phone off to one of your trusted bridesmaids and let them handle any urgent questions or issues.
If the groom and groomsmen are renting tuxedos, they will need to be returned after the wedding. Put one of the groomsmen in charge of gathering all the tuxedos and any other accessories and bringing them back to the rental location.
You can take a lot of the stress of your plate by delegating a few tasks to your wedding party. Just be sure to ask politely, give reasonable ‘due’ dates, and ensure that you don’t turn into a total Bridezilla. Keep reminding yourself that everything will come together and you’ll have the wedding you’ve always dreamed about.