Congrats on getting engaged! And now it’s time to make plans for a wedding.
But what to do? And how to go about it?
Countless advice and opinions can make your head spin, and ultimately make you frustrated with the planning of the biggest day of your life. However, we’re here to help you make the best out of the planning phase for your wedding.
Here are six ways to go about staying sane when planning the wedding.
- Work With A Planner
“Planning takes time and expertise,” says Brianna Mosley, a lifestyle writer at Writinity and Draft beyond. “Once you set the wedding date, you’ll need to hire a planner to help you, specifically, with more complicated aspects of planning a wedding. A planner will help you see things realistically, and make any changes to your vision when necessary.”
Also, when working with a planner, don’t ever overspend on hiring one.
“A wedding planner is supposed to give you peace of mind, not make things more complicated than what things already are,” adds Mosley. “For example, you could be pampering yourself and spending time with friends and family, while the planner handles things like calling vendors, updating head-counts, etc. – that’s their job.”
- Don’t Worry About Perfection
There’s no such thing as a “perfect” wedding. The truth is, anything can go wrong on your big day without you knowing it. The best thing to do is to be ready for anything, and to make compromises. Don’t strain yourself in trying to have the “perfect” wedding. The “important” thing to think about is having fun in the planning process.
- Have A Reasonable Budget
Never spend money left and right, in hopes that your wedding will have anything and everything. Spending more money than your established budget, or not working with a budget at all, may have you looking at a large bill after everything is said and done.
Therefore, you must set spending limits, and make sure that you’re spending on the right things, and not on unnecessary stuff.
- Work With Your Fiancé
Your fiancé should also be your teammate. When engaged couples work together, then there would be less stressful, and won’t result in a canceled wedding. Although you and your fiancé might not see eye to eye on every aspect of the wedding, the best thing the two of you can do is compromise. The ultimate goal of this is to hold tight to your soulmate, as you go through the wedding-planning phase.
- Take Breaks
“Calming the nerves is important when planning,” says Charlotte Middleton, a blogger at Last minute writing and Research papers UK. “So, don’t be afraid to take needed breaks.”
Here are some great ways to take breaks during your wedding-planning phase:
- Schedule wedding-free days, when you don’t spend time on planning.
- Establish wedding-free zones (ex. Use your bedroom to sleep and relax, not plan).
- Go out with your friends, family, and or fiancé; and DON’T talk about the wedding.
- Don’t post about the wedding on social media every day. Post when necessary.
“Even yoga and meditation can help you take your behind off of the wedding,” says Middleton. “Your mind needs to rest every once in a while; so, yoga and meditation are the way to go. These exercises help you to stay relaxed and calm throughout the hectic process of planning a wedding. They’re that breath of fresh air that you need to keep functioning well physically and mentally.”
- Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
When your bridesmaids, friends, and family ask you if they can help, don’t be afraid to accept the help. Having extra hands for your wedding can make the work easier for you.
Here are some good ways that your friends and family can help you with your wedding:
- Stuffing envelopes with invites
- Finding dresses for the bride and the bridesmaids
- Calling vendors (food, party-room reservations, music, etc.)
Ultimately, you have to trust people. Although some people might not understand your vision at first, you have to exhibit patience, so that there are no misunderstandings or miscommunication.
We understand that wedding planning can be stressful at times; but when taking it one step at a time, the planning process can be a fun and joyous time with everyone involved.
Congrats, again, for your engagement! And, we hope that your wedding, as well as the planning of it, turns out great!
Angela J. Bryant writes and edits at Luckyassignments.com and Gumessays.com. As a writer, she specializes in topics related to social media and relationships. Her favorite motto is “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”