As one of the biggest commitments you’ll make in your life and the most expensive party you’ll ever throw, planning the wedding of your dreams to the one you love is no doubt stressful. According to the latest research, some 71% of couples surveyed said that wedding planning was more stressful than any other life event, including finding a new job.
Whilst we can’t promise a completely worry-free wedding, there are several ways you can reduce wedding planning stress so you can enjoy a big day that’s memorable for all the right reasons and as magical as it should be.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Whilst you and your partner will of course be the key decision-makers throughout the wedding planning process, there’s no shame in asking for help. In fact, your worry-free wedding depends on it!
You’ll be surrounded by tons of relatives and friends who are eager to help. Let them share the burden by delegating certain tasks to your loved ones. Your bridesmaids will also be a vital source of support in the run-up to and on our wedding day so make sure they are clued up on their duties as Top Wedding Planning details:
“Between touring venues, finding a dress, booking vendors, and more, the bride will need emotional support and potentially help with the planning process itself. Sometimes, the bride might just need a few minutes to vent or complain about any difficulties that pop up, and you can always be there to listen or soothe her fears.”
In addition to this, your Personal Wedding Manager will be on hand to assist you with all things wedding related if you’re marrying here at Gosfield Hall.
Secure your suppliers with more than just words
Verbal contracts are big no-nos and could leave you with a lot to worry about when it comes to your wedding suppliers. Asking for confirmation in writing, however, could provide the reassurance you need to negotiate wedding planning and your big day with ease.
Try not to worry about things beyond your control
Worrying about things that are beyond your control – such as what the weather will be like on your big day – can be a major drain on those energy reserves. Whilst you can’t put these worries aside completely, being prepared with a plan B will help you plan as much as you can things not go your way.
Put those umbrellas on standby, pack some sunscreen, have a pair of chic bridal flats at your disposal, or accessorise with a bridal cover-up to ensure you’re prepared whatever the weather.
Make to-do lists your best friends
You’ll be no stranger to to-do lists by the time wedding planning is done and dusted. The humble to-do list is the key to seamless, straightforward wedding planning and some good old-fashioned list-making will work wonders for those stress levels.
Even if all the big wedding planning tasks have been ticked off, don’t leave list-making behind. Prepare a last-minute to-do list to ensure you’re well organised during those final days of wedding planning.
Be prepared and present on the day itself
Even after months or even years of careful planning, your wedding day will be over in a flash, which is why being present and enjoying every moment is essential for every couple.
Stealing away a few minutes with your new husband or wife is a simple way to stay grounded and worry-free during your wedding day, as well as bring your very special occasion back to what it’s really about – your love for one another.