How to plan your wedding yourself

planning your own wedding

Having a wedding planner is good, but when you don’t have the financial means to do so, you are stuck with doing it yourself, here is how to plan a kick-ass wedding without breaking the bank and losing yourself in the process:

Have a clear perspective

Every girl has her ideal wedding planned in her head since she could say, “Mama” maybe not that young, but definitely since she could tell the difference between a boy and a girl. Sit down with your fiance and talk about how much you want to spend on the wedding.


This right here is the reality check of most fairy tale weddings. You need to budget everything, from the rings to the wedding venue, its that big of a deal. Planning a great wedding requires thoughtful laid out plans, including money, so while planning away, plan your budget, because you would be surprised at how things go differently when planning weddings.

Consult past brides

What better way to start planning for your wedding than asking your predecessors? women who have planned their weddings before you should be consulted so you don’t get overwhelmed. You need all the help you can get, why not ask people who’ve been there before you? you need their wealth of experience you know. What errors dd their planners make that almost ruin their big day, how many guests did they plan for and who did the manage them? etc.

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Set your priorities right

Don’t start on a wrong foot, put down the list of all you can possibly need at the wedding, note, the NEED, not necessarily WANT. Reason being that your wedding needs are more important than wants. How do I mean?

Scout for vendors

There is no such thing as starting too early when planning for weddings. You don’t want to make a last-minute rush for anything, so start early. Look for vendors from the food and drinks down to asoebi. You have Instagram for this, but be very careful, look out for reviews from past clients, down to hounding them on their DMs to ask questions, ask for recommendations from family and friends who’s been down this part before you.

Enjoy romantic time with boo

Don’t get caught up in wedding planning that you forget to enjoy every moment. Go on dates with your fiance and just generally bask in the euphoria of each others’ company. After all, its forever you know.

Here, with this guide to planning your wedding yourself, go on and have a fabulous wedding.

Author: Amarachi Ogbonnaya

I am a fun-loving Journalist with an uncanny nose for news. My views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. If you love reading, then you are exactly like me.

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