So you didn't win the lottery...

So you didn’t win the lottery last night, but you’re still planning the wedding of your dreams…  How do you make it happen?  First of all, know your budget.  Once you know your budget, you can decide how to spend it.  Pick what’s important to you by taking a look at all of the big budget buckets (flowers, music, invitations, etc.) and select your top three things – have your soon-to-be hubby do the same.  Now comes the first step towards marriage…. Compromise.  I know, it’s hard, but the wedding is about both of you, right?  Select your top three as a couple and that’s where you’ll spend at least 50% of your time planning and the only place, if you can help yourself, you’ll go over budget.  By doing this, you simplify your planning process and know what you’re passionate about.  Wedding planning is all about making it manageable and fun!  Let’s say you select flowers, music and apparel.  OK, you’re in the clear to get a bomb wedding dress!  However, you know when they offer you gold foil on your wedding invitations, you should probably tell yourself no.  Want more help prioritizing and deciding?  Reach out to GMP!  We’d love to help you, and the best part is we break down wedding planning into individual pieces so remember those top three you just picked?  We can help you tackle them and anything else you need – piece by piece, step by step.  Reach out via email at hello@girlmeetsparty.com