Are you wondering how to plan a wedding yourself? Now-a-days, only ⅓ of couples are hiring a wedding planner. Why is this? Some people are very organized and have the time to organize their wedding so they can include themselves in every step of the process. This is great! On the other side, hiring a wedding planner can help someone who is maybe not the most organized person, or lacks the time in their day to plan an entire wedding. 

Planning a wedding yourself can be a lot of work! A lot of work can mean more stress, so we want to give you some tips on how to lessen the stress in planning your wedding. 

Pick experienced vendors

When picking out vendors, you need to make sure to ask them a series of detailed questions to make sure they are VERY experienced in what they do. Ask for referrals and look at reviews!! Since you are planning your own wedding, paying extra money for vendors who can handle tough situations on their own, will bring much less stress on you if something goes wrong.

Make yourself a timeline

Check out our blog, How to Make a Wedding Timeline to help you create a sufficient timeline for your wedding day. 

When making a timeline you need to make sure you give plenty of extra time between events. If you have any errors in the day, this will give you plenty of time to figure them out and leave less time stress. Having extra time in between events will give you the time for extra laughs and hugs with family. This will overall leave you feeling happier during the day.

Accept that it is going to be a lot of extra work

When you choose to plan your own wedding, it is important to understand that it is going to take extra time and effort. Plan out how you want your wedding timeline and make sure you do plenty of research on your wedding vendors.

10 Tips for your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding can be stressful and nerve wracking, but it doesn’t have to be! Seth and Beth have photographed numerous weddings and have learned many tips and tricks to make your wedding day go smoothly. Continue reading to learn 10 Tips for your Wedding Day.

Utilize Day-of-Coordinators

Many wedding venues offer a day-of-coordinator to help you with the last minute details of your wedding. It is important to utilize these coordinators and talk to them to see the experience they will be giving you and how hands on they will be.

We had such a blast capturing Lois and Mark’s beautiful wedding day! They are such a fun and loving couple! 


Venue – Bryn Du Mansion

Cake – Country Cakes and Bakes

Dress – Wendy’s Bridal

Catering – Berwick Manor Catering

Videographer – ALC Productions

Planner & Flowers – Kara Kent

Please be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates on the latest with Seth and Beth Wedding Photography, Ohio’s premier wedding photography. 

Contact us for more information about our availability for your wedding. We’d love to show you our entire Ohio wedding photography portfolio and let you see our albums, canvases, and other amazing wall art collections.

Are You Still Looking For A Columbus Wedding Photographer?

We would love to chat with you about your big day! Contact us now because we are booking super fast. Feel free to give us a phone call at 330-322-8338 or 614-300-5050. We love talking on the phone and getting to know our couples!

Would you like to learn more about one of Columbus’ incredible wedding venues? 

Check out this blog post where Seth and Beth share valuable information about Wedding Venues in Columbus.

How Seth and Beth Photograph Weddings 

Seth and Beth Wedding Photography love to hang back and be unnoticed to capture different parts of the wedding day. We are close by for your moments but at certain times we know that it is important to not be too intrusive. 

Seth and Beth Wedding Photography Want to be a Wedding Resource to You!

We officially know A LOT about weddings! After a decade of experience photographing weddings, we have seen and encountered many obstacles on the wedding day. Seth and Beth Wedding Photography want to help you build a detailed timeline and be a wedding resource for you through the process to help you eliminate some of these wedding obstacles for you.

How We Handle Family Photos on the Wedding Day

Family photos can be a tough part of the wedding day. We make this easy as we help you make a family photo list before the wedding. On the wedding day, we will bring this list as a guide to make the family photos go quickly and effortless.

How to plan a wedding yourself
How to plan a wedding yourself
How to plan a wedding yourself
How to plan a wedding yourself
How to plan a wedding yourself
How to plan a wedding yourself
How to Plan a Wedding Yourself
How to plan a wedding yourself