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7 Ways To Save Time During Wedding Planning for the Busy Bride

When you’re spinning all the plates, adding “wedding to plan” to the mix can get a little crazy. Here are 7 ways for you to SAVE you time and your sanity.

1. Hire a planner

These amazing people are worth their weight in GOLD! My mother still talks about how much she loved and appreciated the load her wedding planner took off her plate. So, if you’re looking to save time planning your wedding, this should be your first step! 


P.S. to take even a bigger load off, choose a package that includes rehearsal dinner planning + coronation. Boom! Another thing checked off your list! 

2. Quick decisions are key

Constant decision making comes with the crazy journey of heading to the altar, so making quick judgments is vital for time-saving.  Being able to figure out what vendors to hire, whether you should have exposed wood or linens, or how transportation is going to flow from the venue are just some of them.  Don’t be afraid to make a decision… your day will likely be as great with whatever choice you make, and you will be able to stress less about it all. This is why I love helping our brides by planning out their timeline + making the picture decisions even easier and seamless for them for them! 

7 Ways To Save Time Durning Wedding Planning for the Busy Bride


Once you have your planner at work with your wedding details, there are so many others, like the Bachelorette party, Bridal shower, etc… so don’t be afraid to ask your BFF’s for some help on heading up these fun celebrations, allowing you to free up some more time! 😉


Emily and Zach | Classy Tendue Sweetheart Session

4. Stay off of Pinterest 

Talk about WAY too many options! It can be super easy to get overwhelmed by all the variety and inspiration you can find on that site.  If you’re short on time, don’t waste it by scrolling and pinning…  Take all your ideas and make an inspiration board with all your pins! I break a quick and easy process to do that here!

7 Ways To Save Time Durning Wedding Planning for the Busy Bride

5. DIY is going to make you DIE 

Doing things yourself is going to zap your time and energy, so when at all possible opt out of going DIY and let the pro’s handle it! 

Rebecca and Paulius Monet Vineyard Engagement Session

6. Make a Wedding Website

Spend the time and create a wedding website with all your wedding information on it so you don’t have to repeat wedding information… That way, when you get the texts with the SAME questions over and over again, you’ve got a handy place to send them. 🙂 

P.S. There are myriads of free options out there for couples, and some planners even offer design packages for them based on your wedding vision! WINNING!

7 Ways To Save Time Durning Wedding Planning for the Busy Bride

7. Vendors who take initiative and who have your back 

Saving the best for last- a strong vendor team is the backbone of your wedding.  Vendors with a team spirit and dedication to your big day are so important, because they will be thinking ahead for your every need, and will not waste your time.

Bella and Wright's Wind Mountain Ranch Wedding

I’m so passionate about taking the stress of photography down to 0%.  I want my couples to know that once I’m on their team, they don’t have to worry about a thing. I’ll be right there for them, making sure that they feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera and have gorgeous images that represent their love story forever. I love what my sweet couple said about their images…

You are incredible! Thank you for capturing the moments that made me feel the emotions through your photos. You are seriously incredibly talented-I’m so very glad that we were able to work together. You have now taken on the family! #kmcoupleforlife


7 Ways To Save Time Durning Wedding Planning for the Busy Bride

Are we a match?

I love documenting weddings and making sure your first day as husband and wife are engraved in your hearts as one of the greatest days of your new life together.

Kelby is absolutely amazing! She is so sweet and professional. From beginning to end, she made the whole experience so much fun! Her upbeat personality and encouraging words/instruction really helped my fiancee (now husband!) and I feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera! And the photos…oh my goodness they are so beautiful. We were just blown away by how quickly she edited them and how perfectly she captured our love. Kelby is so talented and we were beyond impressed. She gave us photos we will treasure for a lifetime.

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If you’re ready to find a photographer that will save you time, allow you to relax in their care, and have incredible photography experience…then I’d be honored to chat more about your wedding! Feel free to complete the form below for more information about the current packages and availability! 

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