With nearly 1 in 4 couples becoming engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year's, many women will be ringing in 2013 with a ring on their finger! While eager to plan one of the biggest moments in her life, the newly engaged bride is still obligated to go back to work. According to David¹s Bridal annual ³What¹s On Bride¹s Minds² survey, she may be sneaking in her planning on your time! The David¹s Bridal survey estimates that 77% of employed women plan their wedding while at their job!
As the bridal industry¹s pioneer in fashion and technology, David¹s Bridal recognized that brides turn to the web to organize and plan their weddings, so a variety of tools were created to assist in the process. David¹s Bridal¹s newest online tool My Event (http://www.davidsbridal.com/myevent
) allows brides to easily plan, organize, share, and track all their wedding activities to create the event of their dreams. With this new tool, you can:
-Build your own planning community and Connect with your wedding party on our interactive newsfeed!
-Create mood boards for creativity and inspiration and create shopping lists for everyone in your wedding!
-Prioritize, assign, and organize your wedding to-do¹s with customized task lists and manage budgets.
People all across the country are Œpinning¹ recipes, décor ideas and DIY projects.
Surprisingly, even though this was the most popular tip from our brides, below are 10 more great wedding planning tips to help you with the process. Wedding and Proposal Style Council Member Sarah Pease is available to feature tips and online tools by David¹s Bridal on how to efficiently plan a wedding should you be interested in setting up an interview?
1). If you don¹t have a wedding planner, enlist a friend who isn¹t in your bridal party to help your prioritize and plan!
2). Keep reality in focus- know your budget and stick to it! It is easy to get wrapped up in having an extravagant wedding, but remember the day is really about you and your partner.
3). Choose a theme or symbol first to solidify the vision of your wedding, and it will make as it will make the party planning process easier.
4). If you¹re thinking of a specific color, keep in mind what flowers are available during the time of your wedding, and that flowers in season are less expensive.
5). Ask for references and read online reviews of potential vendors before booking.
6). If you have older wedding guests, make sure there are plenty of places for them to sit down.
7). If you're having a large number of guests 10 and under, hire a babysitter to watch kids them during the ceremony. Or, set up a children's table or room at the reception, complete with crayons, coloring books, small toys, and games.
8). Be cognizant of guests and their dietary restrictions- shellfish, vegetarians, gluten, vegan/vegetarian- make sure there is something for everyone.
9). Seat people with similar interests and ages together, and put an even amount of people at each table as people tend to pair off in conversation! You don¹t want to leave anyone out.
10). Thank you notes are as important as your invitations. A great time to write them is on the plane ride to your honeymoon destination while the memory is still fresh.