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by - Monday, October 28, 2019

wedding planning tips for every bride from marleylilly

Let's be honest, most of us have been planning our wedding day since we were little girls! We’ve daydreamed about the dress, the bridal party, the decorations, and most importantly, starting a new journey with the one we love! As someone who got married 3 years ago, I know how overwhelming all the details can become when planning a wedding! It’s so easy to get stressed out and forget to enjoy the planning process along the way. So, here are 5 tips to help our brides out there get ready for their big day!

1. Make A Checklist

First things first, take a deep breath! Remember that everything isn’t going to get done all in one day and that’s perfectly okay! Allow yourself to take one step at a time and not let the sheer amount of details overwhelm you. To ease the stress and help you get started, check out this wedding checklist on If you’re like me, I LOVE checking things off a list! This website also has a TON of resources, tools, and ideas to help you get through the early planning stages.

wedding checklist from

2. Get Personalized Gifts For The Wedding Party

It’s never too early to start getting gifts for your bridesmaids and bridal party! Need some ideas? Check out Marleylilly's super cute monogrammed bridesmaid gift set to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding! We love how cute the knot earrings go with the card that says, “I couldn’t tie the knot without you”! Marleylilly also carries monogrammed robes and wedding accessories that you HAVE to check out! It just doesn’t get more personal than monograms, folks! ;)

monogrammed bridesmaid gift set for your wedding day

Also, don’t forget to get gifts for your mom and mother-in-law! It will mean so much to them to have something they can keep from your wedding day! Marleylilly also offers gorgeous monogrammed necklaces and jewelry that would make the perfect gift for anyone! This monogrammed pave set adds just the right amount of sparkle to every outfit! 

personalized pave set

Make sure you remind your fiancé to purchase groomsmen gifts, too! Marleylilly also has personalized gifts for men, like the monogrammed cuff links below!

personalized cuff links for men

3. Choose A Theme That Reflects You & Your Fiancé

If you want your wedding to come together in a beautiful and seamless way, choose a theme that both you and your fiancé love! If this is one of the first things you do, it will already help narrow down your options! For instance, if you’re getting married in the summer, you might choose a beachy, pastel theme. Or, if you’re getting married in the fall, white pumpkins, burlap, and earthy tones might be more your thing! Whichever theme you choose, make it your own! Once you’ve picked a theme, check out these beautifully designed invitations on Minted! Since your “save the date” announcements and wedding invitations will be the first thing your guests see, it’s important that they reflect the theme you’ve chosen for your wedding ceremony and reception!

4. Let Your People Help You

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to recruit help from friends, family, and your bridal party! You don’t have to do everything alone! If you’re going to get through your wedding day without going crazy, trust me, you’re going to need help! Don’t rule out asking your fiancé for help, too! I got my fiancé to help me make phone calls to vendors, spray paint mason jars (LOL), and run errands which were a HUGE help. Need a little help getting everyone and everything organized all in one place? Treat yourself to a monogrammed notebook with your NEW INITIALS! :D It will definitely give you the motivation you need to start delegating tasks!

personalized blue notebook

5. Choose A Honeymoon Destination Together

The best part of your wedding day will be when you and your husband drive away into the sunset and leave everyone and all those wedding details behind! Choosing a honeymoon destination that the both of you can enjoy is so important! This was a tough decision for me and my husband because we both have very different opinions about vacationing! I prefer going to the beach and he prefers camping and hiking! In the end, we decided on something totally out of the ordinary for both of us...Disney World! It was a blast and we still try to go back every year to celebrate our anniversary! To help you pick out the perfect destination, check out these honeymoon ideas on the WeddingWire! This website also has SUPER helpful wedding planning, tips, and tricks!

wedding wire honeymoon destinations

We hope this post has been helpful for all of our brides out there! And just remember, at the end of the day the only thing that truly matters is that you and your husband are finally MARRIED! When all is said and done, you probably won’t even remember all the small details you stressed over. But, you WILL remember the happiness and love you felt on that day. We wish you all the best and we hope you have the most wonderful and perfect wedding day! Congratulations! :)

Former brides, we would love to hear your wedding planning expertise! Leave your best tips in the comments below! 

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