Congrats on your engagement! It is time to to start planning your big day! Don't know where to start? Don't despair - that's totally normal. With so much to organize before your wedding, it easy for the tiny, yet important details to slip through the net. Some brides want to have complete control and organize their wedding ceremony just like they want, while others seek the help of a wedding planner.

If you are wondering whether there is something you may have missed, take a look at out tips
below.

DECIDE ON A BUDGET

Establishing a budget is the first thing you should do before you start planning the ceremony. The budget will pretty much determine how many people you should invite, what vendors you can afford, etc. Be flexible, but have priorities. Invest more in the things that are the most important for you, like the wedding gown, music, food, photography, cake or all the decors.

GUEST LIST

Write down all the people you are planning to invite, starting from your family and friends to colleagues and neighbors. Make sure the wedding venue is spacious so your guests feel comfortable. The rule is to allow for 25 to 30 sq ft per guest. Although this may seem like a lot, it is not if you count the space you will need for the dance floor, band, tables and bustling waiters.

WEDDING BLACKOUT DATES

You should know ahead of time if your wedding date falls on the same day as some local event that could affect venue or church availability.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP!

The biggest mistake brides make is not asking for help. There are so much things that should be done and you don't have much time to do everything by yourself. Don't be afraid to give up some of the control to your mother, sister or your best friend - they would love to help you organize this so much important day for you.

MAKE A CHECKLIST

Don't wait until the last minute to finish a task. Create a checklist that will keep you on track. There are so many tools on the Internet that will also keep you stay realistic about your budget and timeline too. Remove and add tasks as needed.

BIG SMILE ON BIG DAY

There are so many options to get a perfect smile, like teeth rubbing, teeth bleaching and whitening strips. You can rub your teeth at home using strawberries and lemon. Raw veggies and carrots are useful for removing stains on your teeth.

GET IN SHAPE

One of the most important thing you should do before you get married: GET SLIM! A slim body and flat tummy will make you look like a model. Shed those extra pounds to fit in the dress of your dreams.

Published by Zachary McGavin