As soon as couples decide to bring their relationship to the next level, they immediately face challenges along the way. The biggest of them all is, of course, wedding planning. Guest management, time management, venue scouting, concept realization, and other important stuff related to planning — everything lies down on your shoulders. Name something more stressful and energy-consuming than that. However, to give up is not the answer. Instead, you can enjoy the wedding process as much as the celebration. To make your experience joyous rather than nerve-wracking and exhausting, all you need to do — is to follow the helpful tips we have listed below.
Have a discussion
Before the actual wedding planning process, write all your ideas down on paper or using a mobile note app. Chat with your fiancé to hear his side of things. Pinpoint the most important topics for discussion, including dates, preferred location, the budget you are ready to invest in, and the number of guests (which depends on the size of the event). Indeed, it's essential to be on the same page to avoid unnecessary conflicts and drama. Don’t forget about family members and close friends, though. They can too guide you when you feel like giving up.
Hire a professional
It is common for couples to hire a professional wedding planner to help with event management. So don’t hesitate to find an expert sharing the same values and ideas as you. Their rich knowledge and experience will make the process more relaxed and stress-free. Being in the wedding business for quite a long time, planners already have their trustful sources, whom they have been in partnership with for ages: from venues and vendors to make-up artists, stylists, and photographers. Wedding planners will bring your vision to life and share your love story as delicately as possible.
You don’t have to do everything yourself! That’s what the support team is for. True, communication is the key to success. Text your bridesmaids and ask if they are willing to accept the challenge. Your friends and family love you dearly, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. Assign your support team some of the tasks while you focus on other, no less important, things. Some will find stylists and make-up artists, others — videographers, photographers and deal with catering. The more you let go, the more relaxed you will be. Trust us, you will be just fine!
Turn the process into a game
There is a child inside every grown-up. So how about a good competition? Why not invite your friends over to challenge them. For instance, let them compete by creating a signature wedding cocktail and naming it. The tiresome process of stamping the wedding envelopes might also become a fun game. See who will stamp the most. The possibilities are endless! You will make priceless memories by allowing yourself to be a little bit childish. Turning the serious thing into something playful is a wise idea to reduce all the wedding-related stress.
Are you tired of so-not-exciting planning tasks? We have an idea for you. Reward yourself every time you complete one (or two). Found a good catering service? Treat yourself to a tasty meal. Was looking for a vendor non-stop and finally picked one? That's great! Have a break and meet your besties over dinner or watch an episode of your favorite TV series. Have something you are looking forward to, so it will be easier to enjoy completing tedious tasks.
That’s okay to make mistakes
Things may go differently than you expected — there are some we have no control over. Like, let's say, bad weather or traffic. It’s important to follow a solid plan, but being adaptable to the change is as much. Just be ready to embrace everything life has in store for you. To be caught up in emotions is easy. Still, remember about self-control, whatever situation you are facing. There is always an answer and solution to any problem. In case things go wrong, have a plan B. Peace of mind is guaranteed! Try to take everything a little bit less serious, and stay open and flexible.