Research far ahead of time
Start the planning process early by hopping online and getting a feel for what you want for your wedding when it comes to theme, color palette, decorations and more. Look for inspirations on TV, online and in magazines. By knowing exactly what you want and being able to zero in on a specific style or theme, you’ll make the process go much more smoothly.
Visit your wedding destination
The Knot recommended taking at least two trips to your wedding destination. This will give you ample time to meet with vendors and will greatly improve your chances of getting exactly what you want on your wedding day. Before you make a visit, make a list of exactly what needs to get done and write down any pressing questions you may have for all of your vendors.
Ask for help
Hiring a wedding planner who lives in the area may be a good idea because they know the ins and outs of the city. They are going to know who the best florist is and who bakes the best cakes. It is important to meet with him or her in person so they can get to know you and your wedding style. If you’re on a tight budget, see if a friend living in the area can help you find out vital information.
Ship the wedding essentials
One week before the big day, you’re going to want to ship everything: Favors, gifts, programs and even your wedding gown. Ship it using a method that allows for the tracking of packages (you wouldn’t want to lose track of that perfect dress). This is much safer than flying with everything a few days for the wedding because it gives you almost no time to track your things down, should they get lost in the shuffle of air travel.
Do you have any more helpful hints for brides planning their nuptials from a distance? Share your thoughts with us!