Before you begin searching all the reception centers in Utah and other wedding vendors, be the smart bride who gets organized and then begins the wedding planning. Wedding celebrations can become very complicated. With your smartphone in hand, planning Utah wedding receptions can be such a breeze. Save yourself headache and frustration from not knowing what you’ve done or need yet to do as the big day draws closer. Stress is the last thing a bride needs on the day before her wedding or even on her wedding day!
The Wedding TO DO lists – There are many organizational apps to help with the seemingly never ending wedding tasks. I used to just keep all my notes in “notes” but that became ridiculously long and difficult to find a particular list in mind. My daughter introduced me to the app WunderList. It is indeed wonderful! It lets you prioritize, reorganize, share with others, email, and even print the list for an older person who just can’t break away from the pencil and paper. Check out your app store. The key is to find something that works for you. There are many other apps just for wedding planning as well. Find one that will work for you. I like WunderList because you can still be organized with your other-than-wedding life plus you’ll continue to use it even after the wedding!
Separate Wedding Email Address – Another great suggestion is to create a separate email address for use only for your wedding vendors and other wedding communications. All your many reception centers in Utah, florists, cake designers, etc. can communicate directly with that designated email address. Add that address to your smart phone with folders and sections to hold their contact information so you don’t have to look up their information again and again as you zero in on who you choose to hire. Over several months, you’ll be gathering all kinds of information that you won’t want to misplace and the smart phone is a perfect little file cabinet for a bride. Remember to take photos of your favorite cake designs, the flowers you like, even the style of boutonniere you want to see on your husband. Your wedding ceremony and reception ideas will be blended to create the Utah wedding that is uniquely and perfectly you.
Photos, Photos, Photos – I find myself taking photos of products with their sizes & prices, schedules, menus, plates of foods, little girl dresses, photos in magazines, people on the street, mannequins in a window, and the list goes on. Everything is at my fingertips when I have a moment to plan and work with my budget. I can look items up and make educated decisions as to what will work for my style and my budget.
Sometimes you will find yourself without your phone and an idea presents itself. I still jot it down on a receipt, scrap of paper, etc. But my advice is to quickly get the note into your phone as soon as possible, even if you simply take a photo of the note when you get your phone in hand again.
Give The Photo – Finally when your decisions are made of items you want created for your special day, you can print a 4×6 copy of particular products and leave the photo with the vendor so they know exactly what you have in mind. Or they may appreciate a digital version instead. Remember the adage “A photo is worth a thousand words”? Actually it was originally stated as “a photo is worth ten-thousand words” in 1927 by a Fred Bernard. The point being that your photo will help your vendor more successfully help you achieve your dream. The smartphone now helps brides accomplish that task much easier.
Your wedding ceremony and reception will be so much more enjoyable for you and your guests if you’ll take some time now to get organized and stay organized. Also, look for those wedding reception centers in Utah like Ivy House Weddings that provide wedding planners that will help you make sure you remember all the little details for your celebration at their wedding venue.