Are you experiencing wedding planning burn out? You’re not alone. Weddings are STRESSFUL, even for us professionals. In this article, I share tips on how to reduce the stress associated with planning a wedding. So if you’re planning your wedding or know someone who’s planning to get married soon, you’ll want to grab a pen and paper and jot down my top 6 tips on how to be a stress-free bride.
1. It is Never Too Early To Start Planning.
Who came up with the 12 month wedding planning timeline anyway? Take 24 months if you need, sis. Take 36 mo…okay, perhaps not 36 months. But you get the picture. 🙂 Take as much time as you need to research your vendors, compare quotes and select the vendors who are the best fit for you.
2. Keep It Simple.
It is really easy to fall into this deep dark hole of comparing your wedding to what other people have done in the past and what yours could possibly look or feel like, get yourself all worked up and forget about the most important things to you. You really do not need to plan an Arabian themed wedding built with sandcastles like you saw on Instagram or Pinterest [unless that’s what you truly want].
3. Stop Scrolling On Pinterest.
While we’re on the subject of Pinterest, do yourself and everyone around you a favour and stop scrolling on Pinterest. Stop saving pins. Stop rearranging mood boards. Stop creating more wedding mood boards. Destination addiction is real – and the more time you spend on apps like Pinterest and Instagram and keep focusing on other people’s weddings, the more confused you will be. Take a step back, take a final decision on what you really want and move on to other aspects of the wedding that require your attention.
4. Be Honest With Yourself & Prioritize Accordingly.
If you have a full time job and know it will be challenging to take an extra 200 – 300 hours out of your time to plan your own wedding, hire a wedding planner who will take care of all the wedding details that are driving you insane – before you decide to call off the wedding altogether.
5. Choose The Support That Works Best For You.
On the other hand, if you are more of a DIY bride who loves to dig her claws into the thick of things and be a part of every single detail, my recommendation is to skip a full wedding planning service and [instead] book a month-of wedding coordination service. Otherwise, you will end up micromanaging your wedding planner and getting everyone around you [including yourself] agitated.
6. Trust The Professionals You Do Hire.
You have spent weeks, months, several hours – researching and comparing vendors and have finally selected vendors who you believe are the best fit for you. It is time to sit back, relax and let the professionals so their work so you can enjoy the PEACE you are paying for.
I hope you found these tips helpful. If there are other topics you would like me to cover in the future, please feel more than welcome to suggest them below. Here’s wishing you a completely stress-free wedding full of love and laughter.
Have an incredible week and stay topped up!
Your Event Planning BFF,