Another year has come and gone, and we’re all ready to say bye-bye to 2020 and hello to 2021. While it will be some time before things start to feel normal again, we’re looking forward to what the new year has to offer.


As your wedding resource, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer our two cents on wedding planning in 2021. Below, we’re offering a few New Year’s resolutions for wedding planning.


Expect the Unexpected

We’ve seen this year that we really can’t predict the future. So, when approaching wedding planning this year, commit to keeping a realistic mindset and expect unexpected things to happen. This will ensure that you are considering backup options every step of the way.


Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

By prize, we mean your fiancé! It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, to the point where it becomes the only thing you think about and talk about. Remember, you are getting married so you can spend the rest of your life with your person, not so you can plan a wedding. The wedding is just the cherry on top! Remember that your relationship is more important than any wedding vendor.


Use a Wedding Planner

Bustld has a ton of amazing wedding planners for you to choose from, so make a commitment to utilize the expertise of industry professionals from the very beginning. Trust us, it will allow you to focus on the prize as we mentioned above. Plus, 2020 was stressful enough. Take the stressful parts of planning off of your plate this year with a planner.


Reevaluate the Wedding Budget

Commit to digging into your finances and revaluating your wedding budget. This last year has affected so many people financially and wedding budgets are expected to be cut significantly in 2021. Understanding where you are at the beginning of planning will ensure you’re making decisions that allow your budget to stretch through wedding day.


Consider a New Vision

Weddings will look different in 2021. If you have always dreamed of your wedding being a certain way, commit to exploring that, as well as other options. Perhaps you want to have an intimate micro-wedding instead of a large bash. Or, on the opposite hand, maybe 2020 has made you want to throw the biggest party for your friends and family. So, explore all options to discover what will be the most meaningful to you and your partner.


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