10. Draft the guest list
Back when you were looking at a venue, you had some idea of just how big your wedding would be. Now it’s time to nail down the final count. Your venue may do some of the hard work for you, depending on its maximum capacity and how much it charges per guest. If your parents are footing most of the bill, be sure to get their input as well. No matter who you end up inviting, though, you are guaranteed to have all 11 types of annoying guests at your wedding. Sorry to break it to you.
11. Decide what kind of planner you want
That is, a human one or a notebook one. Hiring a professional wedding planner can save you a lot of time and stress, but it may not be in your budget. If you’re planning a smaller gathering, a paper planner could work just as efficiently. (This is what wedding planners won’t tell you.)
12. Find the perfect photographer
The flowers will wither. The cake will be eaten. The only parts of your wedding that will actually last as long as your marriage are the wedding bands and the photos. Make sure you hire the right person to preserve those memories, and it wouldn’t help to use these tricks to look better in photos.