Staying on Track With Your Wedding Planning Timeline

Wedding planning can be a pretty daunting task. There’s so much to do and so much conflicting information out there about the best way to get everything done. How do you stay on track with your wedding planning timeline? We’ve got a few tips to share.


Enjoy the Moment


If you’re newly engaged, take some time to just enjoy the new level in your relationship. It’s a special time, so don’t jump into the planning too fast. The most important take-away from the wedding planning process isn’t the wedding, it’s your marriage! Take some time to invest in that and enjoy some time with each other.


Make A List


Figure out what is most important to the two of you. Do you want to have space for conversations with your guests or do you prefer to host the dance party of the century? Make a list of the things that are most important to you before booking a date or any vendors. This can be an incredibly helpful tool in keeping you focused on what’s truly important throughout the process.


Breakdown the Tasks


Now that you know what your goals are, it’s helpful to breakdown the tasks by month. Having small projects to work on helps to keep the process fun rather than stressful. Once you have the tasks broken down, share it with your bridesmaid or someone else who is supporting you. Having others assist can take the pressure off and can help give you a little push if you do start to fall behind. Our friends over at Weddingwire have a great infographic to help you break down the best timing to book your vendors. After you’ve accomplished your tasks for the month, take some time to celebrate! You’re likely working a full time job and planning an amazing wedding at the same time. That is no joke. Treat yo’ self!


Check out the vendor booking timeline from WeddingWire below! And here’s some more inspiration from our friends at WeddingWire: RI Venue Inspiration | NY Venue Inspiration

Weddingwire vendor booking timeline infographic| Staying On Track With Your Wedding Planning Timeline


One Minute Tips | Wedding Day Timeline

It’s no secret that planning can be difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. Here at Blueflash, we want to do all that we can to have that not be the case for you. We believe in having fun. We believe in sharing helpful things with our amazing clients. So, we got together an created a video series that demystifies common wedding planning challenges. The videos are just about a minute each, but pack a wealth of helpful information. Plus they’re pretty fun, so that’s a plus! Here’s another entry in our “One Minute Tips” series. For more in the series, click on over to:



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In the years that we’ve been doing weddings we’ve worked with some truly incredible and wonderful vendors, so we thought we’d introduce them to you! We wanted to create a resource that showcased tried and true wedding professionals. This is another entry in our “Vendors We Love” series. There are more to come. This link will take you directly to the collection as we build it out:



About Metta Events

Metta Events is a full-service event planning firm based in Newport, Rhode Island and Shelter Island, NY. Christine and her team execute extraordinary events throughout the Ocean State, East End of Long Island, New England and beyond. Specializing in weddings, we offer three levels of planning services. We create beautiful and memorable events for our couples, their families and their guests. Our planning process is creative and efficient with a focus on our client’s style, goals, and unique tastes. We believe life’s celebrations should be heartfelt, beautiful, and outrageously fun!


Helpful Hints!

Hire a “month of” wedding planner! The final few weeks before the wedding are so exciting. You can feel the positive energy building as the big day approaches. Along with that, come emails from vendors confirming their arrival time, complex seating diagrams, alphabetized escort cards. Sometimes there’s even a confused uncle asking “Where is the ceremony, again?”… Trust us, this is not how you want to be spending your time just before you say ‘I do’. At Metta Events, we will meet with you 8 weeks before the celebration. We ease any pressure by focusing on logistics and timing, so you can relax and enjoy the day. We oversee and execute all the beautiful details of the wedding that you have worked so hard to curate. We’ll cue your ceremony musicians, have an emergency kit on hand, come armed with umbrellas, lure the ring bearer down the aisle with gummy bears if need be. Allow us to assist, so you can breathe deep and celebrate!


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