Thursday, September 25, 2014

Help Keep the Stress Out of Wedding Planning

With one wedding day in your life, working to make the day absolutely perfect can become stressful and tiresome. There are many things to remember and account for before your big day, but it doesn’t have to be all filled with pressure and worry. Use this advice to reduce the stress in your life during your engagement and enjoy planning your wedding with your fiancĂ©. 

Start Early

Even with short engagements, always try to begin planning early. This includes choosing venues, dates and your guest list. Having your dream location already booked by someone else will not help alleviate your stress with planning. Pick your date early as well as your guest list. More people will be able to make travel arrangements to attend if given a substantial amount of time, especially if flights and hotel reservations are needed. Create a checklist specific for your wedding of everything you think you could need. This will allow you to have a basic understanding of everything you will need to do before your big day, both big and small. This will save you stress later on as you are trying to remember if you really did call the caterer or the florist. Here is a wedding planning checklist to help you get started. Understanding the length of your engagement right away will allow you to better budget your time throughout the planning process. 

Stick to your Budget

It’s easy to get caught up in the wedding planning and begin to stray from your proposed budget. This will only cause stress and tension as you try to cover all of these extra expenses. Trust that the budget you originally decided on is the best option and stick to that. Many sites offer you great money saving advice to ensure you are able to include everything you want on your day without going over your spending limit. Tips to Save You Money on Your Wedding offers brides and grooms options to save money to have your dream money without overspending.

Have a Good Support System

Everyone knows that wedding planning is a lot of work, especially if you try to do it all on your own, or even just with your fiancé. Encourage your bridal party to help you work out small details, as well as making favors or addressing envelopes. As your closet circle of friends, many bridesmaids look forward to helping you plan your special day, so let them. They are willing to help you and you should let them assist you. It can be easy to want to do everything yourself to ensure that your day is perfect, but let your close friends and family help out when you need it. Everyone in the wedding party has a role, be sure to let everyone help and participate, as you have too much to take care of to do it on your own. This will save you time, energy and stress and let you enjoy your engagement a little more.