Planning a wedding is one of the most task-intensive experiences we go through in our lives. But it doesn’t need to be. Here are our top tips for stress free wedding planning.
1. Make a to-do list
Getting the tasks out of your head and down on paper can really help to clear your head and visualise what still needs to be done. Try using a to-do app which can be shared with your fiance. We have created a wedding checklist with the typical tasks you will need to complete.
2. Decide on a Wedding Theme
Deciding on a wedding theme before you start planning your wedding can make the entire process a lot easier. Not only will you end up with a more consistent result on your wedding day, you will also find making decisions along the way, a whole lot easier. When you have a set theme in mind, it is then easier to choose between suppliers and outfits/decorations etc by testing whether they suit your theme.
3. Write your guest list as early as possible
Writing your guest list is a daunting task. But it needs to be done at some point. Getting this done early will make everything else so much easier. How many seats at your ceremony/reception? How many save the dates? Invitations? Table decorations? How many tables need flowers? The list goes on. When you have your guest list finalised, all these questions are much easier to answer and you can communicate with your venue and suppliers with ease.
4. Make a list of all your costs
Perhaps one of the most unpleasant tasks is tallying up the wedding costs. It could be tempting to bury your head in the sand and keep on spending without checking the total damage. This will just add to your stress as it will be niggling at the back of your mind. Do the maths early so you know how much you will need to pay later. This prevents you from overspending(getting even more stressed) and gives you the comfort that you will be able to pay the suppliers when the big day draws near.
5. Remember what it’s all about
And finally, just remember that despite all the stresses involved in the planning process, your wedding day usually ends up being one of the best days of your life. All the debating over flowers, fabric colours and table decorations fades away into insignificance when you are surrounded by the people you love most in the world who have gathered together to celebrate your marriage to the person you love MOST most.