Get your act
together. Get a good grip on
things early on. Be organised. Pre-think everything. Get on the
phone first before you take any trips to the city you are having
your wedding in. See if your telephone network can offer you a
special deal on toll calls while you are planning. Every trip
should be one big to-do list of appointments with wedding people.
Don't dawdle or procrastinate -- you have limited time actually in
the wedding city. You need to be twice as organised as a local
couple. Make a diary and pen closer to you than your fiancé.
Distance - the perfect opportunity to
Distance can be used to your advantage. You won't have the luxury
of taking forever to make up your mind. You've got a strict time
frame to work within, and you need to make decisions quickly.
You'll find that if you give yourselves one weekend to find a
reception site, you'll find one. Distance makes you decisive.
Let those you love and trust help you for your
Don't be funny about accepting help, and delegate work to anyone
who offers -- especially those you trust that live in your wedding
city. If they are going to be at the wedding, they'll be proud that
they helped make it happen for you. If they have an opinion, they
can help you make wise decisions in a town you may no longer have
local knowledge of. Put each bridesmaid on a mission: One can find
your florist, another your DJ, and another your photographer.
The whole kit and caboodle
There's a heap of paraphernalia that goes with your wedding and it
can be more than a mission to lug it to and from your wedding.
Gifts, guest books and lists, dresses ... the list is exhaustive.
You can help solve this by taking and storing bits and pieces with
friends and family on each planning trip to your wedding city. The
more you have there - the less you have to worry about on the week
leading up to your wedding. Pack smart and don't forget to allow
plenty of room for your dress. Whatever you buy to bring with you,
you have to lug along. If you've got a ton to take home, maybe
there's someone going back to the city you live in that can take
them there and keep them for you until after the
The finishing touches
You may feel like you have twice as much to plan being long
distance. Make sure you don't forget about yourselves - plan your
own space to hide in for when the going gets tough prior to the big
day. Make sure you've booked your hair and makeup well in advance
and the groom gets his haircut before you leave your hometown. Like
everything else, this takes forethought. Of all the things on your
list, make your big-day look a high priority. No matter how many
people rave about how smoothly everything went, all you'll really
want to hear is how great you looked!
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