Congratulations. If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re engaged! Wahoo.
Although you’re probably incredibly happy and excited, as you should be, the road ahead of you is going to be far from easy. Of course, planning your wedding is an amazing and wonderful journey, but it can also be incredibly stressful, and you’re probably going to face a lot of challenges along the way.
If you want to stay sane and avoid having a bridezilla meltdown, then here are a few tips to help you stay as stress-free as you possibly can.
Figure Out Your Timeline
Regardless of whether your wedding is going to be a huge event or an intimate affair, it’s vital that you’ve got your timeline sorted. This timeline should include everything that you need to do for your wedding, from today until the end of your wedding celebrations. This makes it a lot less likely that you’re going to forget something and have to rush to do it last minute. There are lots of wedding planning tools online to help you with this.
Set A Strict Budget
Before you start making any major purchases, you need to do some research and figure out a realistic budget that you’re going to stick to. This avoids you spending hours looking at something you can’t afford, or overspending and not having enough for something vital, like your dress. You should add an extra 5% to your budget, just in case there are any unforeseen expenses that you need to take care of. Because honestly, there will always be something.
Ask For Help
Planning a wedding requires a lot of work, so much so, in fact, that you’re probably going to struggle handling it all yourself. While you should be the one making all of the major decisions, there is no harm in recruiting family and friends to help with certain tasks. If you need or want more help than this, then you might want to consider hiring a wedding planner.
Remember It’s About You
Although it’s fine to have loved ones lend a hand in your wedding, they shouldn’t take control of it. Your wedding is supposed to be all about you, so if someone starts to get too involved or is being really pushy, then it’s best to have a word or two. This might mean not inviting your mum to the bridal boutique or telling your sister to leave the menus alone. Just try to remain calm and polite to avoid any arguments.
Choose A No Wedding Night
When you’re making wedding preparations every single day for months in a row, it’s going to start to take its toll. The last thing that you want is for your wedding to start to feel like a chore, so choose one night every week where neither you nor your partner is allowed to mention the wedding. This might mean going out on a date or just relaxing at home; Whatever it is, just make sure that it’s nothing wedding-related.
Planning your wedding can get pretty stressful at times, so hopefully some of the tips above can help you remain calm and ultimately enjoy the journey.
Do you have any advice for bride-to-bes?
Anything I should add to my list?
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