Wedding planning is incredibly stressful, or at least, it can be if you don’t know what you’re doing. Admittedly, most brides don’t really know what they are doing when they first start planning their big day. However, the brides that are willing to read up and research the planning process properly tend to be more successful when it comes to wedding planning. This is because they know what the best way to approach the process is, ensuring that they get the very best results.
Talking about the best results, there are lots of useful tips that the professionals swear by for success. Take note of these and implement them in your planning process, and you can make organising your big day much easier and less stressful.
Don’t go it alone
When it comes to wedding planning, one of the biggest mistakes that you can make is attempting to deal with the whole process on your own. Yes, it’s your wedding, and it’s perfectly fine to want to be in control of the planning process, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go it alone. Whether you choose to hire a wedding planner or get your maid of honour involved in the planning process, it doesn’t matter, just as long as you have someone helping you. Believe it or not, you will find the planning process much simpler and more enjoyable to navigate when you’ve got a little extra help on hand.
Invest in a planning book
Wedding planning books really are lifesavers – if you don’t already have one, get one. Think of them like a diary but for your wedding, packed full of all the most useful information for planning your big day. As well as a planning book, there is also space for you to write down all of the information for your wedding so that it’s easier to keep track of. You can use this to write down the details about everything, from your budget to where and when you plan on buying your dress.
Use tick lists to keep track of everything
To keep track of everything that needs to be done, tick lists are a real lifesaver. The chances are that your wedding planning book will have tick list pages in it, if not, buy a tick list notepad that you can use to keep track of all of the tasks associated with your wedding. It can be helpful to separate your wedding planning tasks into different months so that you know what you need to focus on and when.
Listen to your vendors
Pay it forward by taking note of what your vendors have to say. This is an old trick of the wedding planning trade, and it’s amazing how useful it can be. So, say you’ve found your wedding photographer but are yet to find the perfect caterer or band, ask your photographer for recommendations. The chances are, because they work in the wedding industry, they will have a good idea of which the best vendors are in each sector, so asking for recommendations of vendors from vendors, could just be the best thing that you do when it comes to planning your impending nuptials.
Hopefully, the tips and advice above will help to make planning your wedding that much easier and less stressful.