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Our Top Tips for Stress-Free Wedding Planning

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Whatever angle you take, planning a wedding is stressful. From choosing the right venue to selecting the perfect cake, you need to think about so many things. To help you design a dream day, here are our top tips for stress-free wedding planning.

Start early

It’s never too early to start your wedding plans. After all, the more you leave to the last minute, the more things are likely to go wrong. Even if you’ve only just got engaged, start putting your plans in motion as soon as you can. After all, the date will creep up on you, and your wedding date will be upon you before you know it!

The dress

Arguably the most important thing about your whole day is the dress that you wear. Browsing collections of stunning wedding dresses as early as you can is a great way to find your dream outfit. After all, you’ve probably been dreaming of your wedding dress since you were a little girl, so you will have a good idea of what you’re looking for.

Include your partner in the process

While it can be tempting to handle all aspects of your wedding plan yourself, including your partner in the planning process is important. You should talk things through and ask each other for advice throughout, as this will ensure that you both get the wedding that you want.

Budget accordingly

Weddings can get expensive super quickly, so it’s vitally important that you create and stick to a budget. No matter how you plan to save for your wedding, you need to put a plan in place as early as you can. You can then refer to your budget as you make payments for various items on your list, and if something isn’t within your budget, you can scratch it out. While it’s hard, financial discipline is so important when you’re planning a wedding.

Ask for advice

Your bridesmaids will be only too happy to offer you advice and guidance when it comes to planning your big day. If you’re on the fence about something or looking for a second opinion, don’t be too proud to call your bestie to ask for her advice.

Create a checklist

Working from a list in any walk of life is helpful, and planning a wedding is no different. Whether you keep it on your smartphone, in a notepad, or on your computer, working from a checklist is a great way to keep on top of your plans.

Set the date

It might seem obvious but set your wedding date sooner rather than later. The longer you leave it, the harder it will be to find your dream venue. So, sit down with your partner and settle on a date as soon as you can.

Work through your guest list

One of the hardest things about planning a wedding is your guest list. The key thing to remember is that you can’t please everyone, and you’re bound to upset someone along the way. Your guest list should be a reflection of who you want at your big day, not who you think should be invited! There’s a difference, so don’t get caught up in what other people think.

Be inspired

While it’s nice to work from a blank canvas when you’re planning your wedding, it’s also good to be inspired by other brides. The likes of Instagram and Pinterest are your best friends when you’re planning your big day, so don’t be afraid to take inspiration from other wedding parties.

Don’t forget to enjoy it!

It can be easy to forget to enjoy your wedding, as the entire planning process can easily overwhelm you. But at the end of the day, your wedding should be the happiest day of your life. So, don’t give yourself too much of a hard time and remember to embrace the day – it will only happen once!

Olson Mig
the authorOlson Mig