Quick Wedding Prep

Some expecting brides want to tie the knot before they start to show.  If this is you, great!  How exciting! BUT, you’ve got some work to do.  Weddings aren’t always just “Pick one.” and “How many?”  The planning of a successful wedding requires predicting and budgeting.  From the theme to how many guests will attend, you need to grab a spreadsheet, for the love of Pete.

If you’re looking to go minimal while still having guests and a reception, then there’s just a few things to consider.


  1. Budget
  2. Guests
  3. Venue
  4. Officiant
  5. Attire
  6. Flowers (At least a bouquet)
  7. Music
  8. Food (At least cake and punch)

Now if you are a ‘Go big, or go home’ kinda gal, get crackin’!

BIG AND Fancy:

  1. Budget:  This should be more than one number.  Be sure to set a budget for each part of your wedding, and STICK TO IT.  Divide and conquer, my friend.
  2. Guests: Immediate family or your mom’s college roommate’s second cousin?
  3. Venue: You should consider what amenities are available to you, the price, and how many guests they can accomodate.
  4. Officiant
  5. Theme:  You could go classic or check out the latest trends.  They may surprise you!
  6. Wedding party:  Put some thought into this.  This is one of those things you will remember and be glad or think about and wish you had chosen more carefully.
  7. Attire: UM. DRESSES. and the groom’s stuff
  8. Flowers:  Bouquets, centerpieces, and miscellaneous decor.
  9. Decor: Furniture (outside? um, yes please), bows, string lights, mason jars, lanterns, sheesh.
  10. Music:  See my previous post.  This is important.
  11. Food: This is so fun!  Go do some taste-testing.   Have a second helping.
  12. Cake
  13. Drinks: Alcohol, when you can’t even?
  14. Wedding party gifts:  They’ll love whatever you choose, so don’t spend a fortune.
  15. Favors
  16. These days? A HASHTAG!:  I seriously wish this was a thing when I got hitched.  It’s cute and memorable.


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