Wedding planning can be the best or worst part of getting married. For some, the stress will be overwhelming as the desire to create perfection on their special day grows ever stronger. For others, immersing themselves in what is one of the most important days of their lives, will be a truly exciting and glorious experience. Truthfully, which would you prefer?
To make your wedding planning experience one to remember with a smile, consider these wedding planning tips:
1. Make a Checklist
Before you do anything, go online and find a wedding planning checklist to ensure you don’t leave anything out. This allows you to set the budget you want for each item on the checklist and eliminate the stress of either going over budget or forgetting something important.
2. Perfection is in the Eye of the Beholder
Striving for perfection is admirable. Obsessing with it will leave you stressed and anxious. So aim for a happy medium. Set the bar on the things you consider to be really important and accept that there may be instances where you just have to relax a little with what you want.
3. Have a Happy Wedding
Happiness is contagious…so get in a happy, positive frame of mind and watch how it does wonders for the people around you. It’s amazing how much more energetic, helpful, and resourceful people are dealing with a happy, bubbling bride-to-be, than those dealing with a grumpy, impatient, and frustrated one!
4. Choose and Move On
Once you have decided on something, move on. Countless hours have been wasted by brides-to-be changing their minds, not sure whether their first choice was the right choice. Statistics have shown that the first decision people make is usually the best one (and the one they eventually go with), so once you have made up your mind whether it’s the colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses or the type of paper you print your invitations on, stick with it!
5. He Really Does Care
On a scale of one to ten, wedding planning for guys is about a 1 if not a 0. It’s not that they don’t care, it’s just that they know how much it means to you and want you to be happy. They don’t mind what colour the serviettes are, what type of cake is served, or even where the wedding is held. So instead of chastising them for not partaking in all the decision-making, celebrate the fact that they are letting you do exactly what you want on your special day! After all, you only really want them to choose the same as what you have chosen anyway!
Naturally, the easy option is to get a professional wedding planner to plan your wedding for you, who can take on stress but who WILL ensure that everything is perfect, leaving you to simply decide on the details without worrying about the what, where, and how of getting from decision to reality.
Regardless of what happens during the planning stages of your wedding, whether you plan your wedding or a professional wedding planner helps you, on your wedding day itself, you will be a radiant beauty and it will be a beautiful day. On that day, try to just enjoy the celebration which will ultimately be one of the most memorable in your life.