Preparing for a wedding is a HUGE undertaking. Choosing to spend the rest of your life with someone is a BIG DEAL, and you are about to throw the biggest event you’ve probably ever planned. There are so many aspects of the day to consider as you plan a wedding, so much so that it can easily become overwhelming and stressful. This doesn’t have to be the case though – with these few simple tips, you can enjoy more of your wedding planning process:
1. Delegate as Much as Possible.
Just because you want things done a certain way doesn’t mean you can’t ask for help. It’s okay to accept help from your friends and family who are more than willing to help you out. You just simply have to ask. Hand over tasks that you were planning to DIY. The extra hands will reduce stress and get things done more quickly.
2. Think About the Experience More.
While it’s important to stick to a budget for your wedding, it can make the planning process more stressful. Instead of focusing on what you are able to purchase to bring your wedding day to life, focus on how you want your guests to feel. Once you start focusing on the experience, you will find that you don’t actually need everything you thought you did. Why purchase those extra expensive flowers to spruce up your tables when you could create a custom cocktail that your guests will remember. Instead of hiring a professional singer for your ceremony, ask that friend with the beautiful voice to sing something special for you.
3. Create a Wedding Website
Wedding websites are easy to create and there are many sites that offer free hosting. Bridal couples can spend a lot of time answering the same questions once they start inviting guests to their wedding. To bypass this and reduce wedding planning stress, create a wedding website where guests can access all the information they need for the day. You now have more time to focus on other more important tasks. Creating an online gift registry is also highly recommended.
4. Spend Enough Time on Vendor Research.
Hiring experienced vendors is another way you can spend more time enjoying the months leading up to your wedding. Experienced vendors are more organized and will help you better plan your day without much effort on your part.
5. Find Time for Self-Care.
If you don’t find time for self-care, you might wake up on your wedding day feeling exhausted and frazzled. Self-care doesn’t mean a weekly spa visit either. Simply finding time to switch off for an hour several times a week is all you need. Take a long bath, go out for a quiet dinner with your spouse with no wedding talk, or arrange a brunch with your besties. When you’re more balanced, the wedding planning process doesn’t feel as overwhelming.
f you are worried that you might turn into bridezilla or groomzilla, keep these tips in mind. The wedding planning process can and should be fun and memorable.