If you have just become engaged, you will need to start planning your wedding right away. You may be surprised how far in advance venues and vendors must be booked in advance of your wedding date. The following tips will outline the work ahead for you to plan out the perfect wedding.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding you will need to consider the possibility of bad weather. If you do not have a backup plan, this could ruin your wedding and inconvenience all of your guests who are attending. Always prepare for the worst on important occasions.

Give your husband-to-be, some cuff links and a tie clip on the morning of your wedding, so he can match your jewelry. It looks great in photos, when there is a splash of sparkle and color on both of you and it will be very meaningful for him to know that you were thinking of him on your big day.

Don’t be a bridezilla! Delegate tasks for your wedding to your loved ones to help relieve the stress on you and get them involved. If your Mom loves to cook, ask her to help with the catering. If your Dad is a wine aficionado, have him help with the wine selection for your reception. Get everyone involved!

If you fear that people won’t want to give you cash wedding gifts as they don’t have a lot of money to give, include a “cash box” at the door to your reception. Guests are asked in the wedding invitations to bring their gift in an unmarked envelope, allow them to place it in the box anonymously and reducing any guilt they might feel.

When taking photos at a wedding things can get hectic. Have a family member help the photographer out by getting all the family together when it’s time to have group shots. It’s a lot easier to call people by name in the case that they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be.

Make sure that the groom has appropriate socks for the wedding! Socks are such a small item that they may seem insignificant, but when he realizes that all his good socks are in the wash he may end up scrambling to buy a new pair at the last minute. Save him the hassle by picking him up a pair of “wedding socks” and keeping them aside for the big day.

For your first song as a couple, use something that is not only popular but has a lot of meaning for you and the person that you love. Play the first song that you ever danced to or a song that reminds you of that person to make the best of this moment.

Weddings can be stressful events, especially if you have not done the proper amount of research and planning. Make your life easier by taking advice from people who have been there. It’s nice to avoid mistakes that others in your shoes have made. You will cut down on your financial burden, as well as your stress.