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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.