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Collaborative Post¦ Although planning your wedding is probably one of the most exciting things you will ever do, it is probably also one of the most stressful. With so many different things to remember to do, it’s all too easy to see the stressful side of planning and organisation. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect dress or you just can’t seem to find a venue that is right, a little bit of patience and perseverance can go a long long way.
To help you stay calm and ensure you have a stress-free experience when it comes to planning your wedding, here are ten top tips:
Make Sure You Give Yourself Plenty Of Time To Organise
Although in some cases this may not be possible, it is important you are giving yourself as much time as you possibly can to organise your big day. There are so many different things you need to think about that alongside working and your day-to-day life, it’s almost impossible to fit it all in. The ideal amount of time to have before you get married is anything from 1 to 2 years, however the longer you can give, the better. Just remember, it also gives you a better chance or your band, venue and caterer being available on your dates.
Do As Much Research As You Possibly Can
Another important thing to consider if you want a stress-free wedding is that the more research you do, the more of an idea of what you want you will have. Whether you spend time reading wedding magazines or you look through wedding accounts on Instagram, finding as much inspiration as you possibly can before you start booking is important. If you’re really struggling to put together your dream wedding, consider making a mood board filled with ideas. For a guide to making a wedding mood board, you can visit this site here.
Set A Budget And Stick To It
One of the most difficult parts of organising your wedding is going to be whether or not you can stick to your budget, as often things are more expensive than you think they’re going to be. The best thing to do is to work out exactly how much everything is going to cost individually, adding a little bit of contingency money onto each figure. At least then when things are cheaper than you had budgeted, you’ll be nice and surprised. For tips and tricks when it comes to setting your wedding budget, you can visit this site here.
Create A Schedule And Timeline To Follow
Another important thing to do when you’re organising your wedding is to create a schedule and timeline that you’re going to follow. If you worry about timings and you feel as though you never have enough time to do what you want, a schedule can really help reduce the stress a wedding can cause. Make sure you’re setting dates that you need to have everything finished by, as it will give you more motivation to get things done on time. If you have something that has a strict deadline, make sure you’re making note of that too. It’s all too easy to let things slide!
Forget Tradition And Go With What You Want
When it comes to planning some of the most important aspects of your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in what is traditional rather than what you want. Whether it’s choosing your wedding dress or decided where you’re going to say your vows, it is important to remember that you don’t have to go with tradition if you don’t want to. Ultimately, you need to choose the things that will make you happy. For help when it comes to choosing your dress, you can visit this guide on how to pick a wedding dress here.
Remember That It Is YOUR Wedding And No One Else’s
When you’re planning your wedding you may find that a lot of people want to get involved and tell you what is best. Whilst they may have had experience when it comes to your wedding, the most important thing to remember is that it is your wedding and you can do absolutely anything you want. If you want to book a band rather than a DJ, do it. If you want to have your reception half an hour away from your ceremony, do it. If you want to wear a black dress, do it. The joy of it being your big day is exactly that, it is YOUR big day.
Keep It As Small As You Can
If you want to keep the stress to a minimum, try having a small wedding. If you don’t have many people you want to invite and you think it’s doable, a small wedding can cause a lot of stress when it comes to the planning stages. In order to ensure that you keep your guest size as small as possible, be sure to send invitations to the invited guests alone. You can find different types of save the date cards online that you can use. But be sure to insist that attendance is strictly by invitation. This way, you wouldn’t have to deal with uninvited guests adding to the numbers.
Ask Others For Advice If You’re Struggling
Although you get to make all of the final decisions when it comes to your wedding, it’s still okay to ask others for advice if you are struggling. Speak to people that have gotten married themselves to find out if they had similar issues to the ones you are experiencing. If you’re lucky, they may be able to offer you some advice without trying to take over completely.
Remember To Enjoy Yourself
Finally, it’s important to remember that part of the fun of getting married is organising the wedding itself. It may be stressful but try to enjoy yourself as much as possible. Go to lots of wedding fayres, take in every moment of your dress fittings and wander around as many different venues as possible. The more you enjoy the planning, the more excited you’ll be for your big day.
Are you newly engaged? Are you looking forward to planning your wedding? What can you do to ensure it is as stress-free as it can possibly be? Let me know in the comments section below.