Planning your wedding is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful for many couples. Family politics, an endless to-do list and too many decisions can start to take the fun out of what should be an enjoyable build up to your wedding day.
If you’re feeling frazzled about wedding planning, you might find yourself asking how other couples manage to stay so chilled – aren’t they going through the same things you are? The answer is yes, but they’ve learned a few tricks along the way to help them stay calm and collected when planning their wedding.
Learn some of the stress-relieving secrets of wedding planning below.
They get organised
To plan a wedding as easily and calmly as possible, you’re going to need to be organised. Get yourself a wedding organiser from Paperchase or other stationery shops and start reading some wedding planning books – you’ll be surprised at the tips you can learn that others may not know about. Make a to-do list of everything that needs to be done in the lead up to your wedding and start working through it.
They hire help
Hiring a wedding planner might seem like an American concept, but the truth is that it’s becoming more popular in the UK. If you’ve got busy jobs and other commitments, you might not have the time needed to plan your wedding as well as you’d like and hiring wedding planners can be the perfect solution. Wedding planners can help with all or part of your wedding, so if you only want them to look for a venue or organise things on the day, then this could help to ease the pressure.
Planning a wedding without a budget is soon going to lead to disaster. A wedding budget stops you from overspending and also helps to keep you out of debt – things that can easily cause stress and panic amongst couples. Take a look at the different things you need to consider when making a wedding budget to make sure that you have everything covered. Before you start planning you should work out how much you can both afford and work out how you’re going to save money during this time. Revisit your budget regularly to make sure that you’re staying on track.
They take a break
Wedding planning is all-consuming, but remember that other things are happening in your life. Calm and collected couples know how to step back from wedding planning and spend time doing and talking about other things. Enjoy a weekend away or a date night where wedding planning talk is off the table. It’ll be nice to think about other things for a change and will make it easier to return to normality once the wedding is over.
Planning your wedding shouldn’t leave you in a panic, and the great news is that there are two of you around to help each other out. Make sure all of the essentials are covered, including the things you can’t forget to book for your wedding. Your big day is an important and exciting time for the both of you, so make sure that you enjoy the planning as much as you can.