If your family, relatives, friends know you are planning a wedding they may be asking you ‘What can I do to help?’ Well…glad you asked! Helping out is a wonderful way for family/ friends to feel important, involved, and special, and it is a great way for you to delegate a few things from your to do list. My first suggestion is if someone comes to you with a specific offering of something they want to do – take them up on it, or redirect them to something similar. They are clearly invested in their offering to bring it to your attention, so make the most of it (unless it is in poor taste, this is your day after all). Also try to keep track of who is asking and who is friends with who. If a few ladies are friends it's a good idea to assign their clique to the same task like to come early to decorate the house, or plan a bridal shower, chances are they will easily coordinate within themselves and get the job done. You can mix and match friends to get things done too, and it would be a good idea to put one friend in charge so that roles are clear and everyone can enjoy the ride. And of course, the obvious, play to people’s strengths. Match creative, social people with things like decorating and problem solving. Match more serious and efficient people to tasks that need organization like taking the ceremony supplies to the ceremony and making sure vendors are running on time. If someone always runs late, don’t put that person in charge of getting you to the ceremony on time. You will be busy, your mom will be busy, it is your friends and relatives who will really be able to help when the big day comes, so take them up on their offer and get them involved early. Happy planning!
I'm sharing some tips, tricks, and best practices to help you get the most out of your wedding planning.