Stress. The biggest word we hear people throw around about weddings is hands down stress. What’s sad is that’s not even close to what weddings are really about or what they have to be. In fact, we fully believe weddings are meant to be fun, memorable days where you leave full of joy! They’re a holy day where two become one, and what’s more exciting than that?
How do you make that happen though and plan a wedding without excessive stress when everyone says you can’t? We’ve got 4 really practical tips that can help you out!
Hire a Wedding Planner
You may want to stop reading here, and bear with us. Most people think of planners as a “luxury” they can’t or aren’t willing to afford. We get it, weddings are expensive. Planners though are a stress reliever and will take over most of the details for you. All you have to do is dream it up and let them know! This is the easiest was to have a much more stress-less, more fun wedding experience!
What you really have to consider here is what is your time, energy, and life worth? Decide if it’s worth you taking on additional work and planning on top of normal life. A planner can really be cost effective if you’re busy, out of town, or just stressed out in the planning process!
Pick the Right Party
Surround yourselves with people who will celebrate you, support you, and get excited with you on your wedding day! Knowing you’ll have fun, drama free people in your bridal party will be a stress reliever of its own. Then, having people who will serve and help with joy will make the day more fun and easy for you!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help and delegate tasks to people who want to help. You shouldn’t be putting out chairs the morning of your wedding or tying ribbons on programs the night before. Delegating will allow you to focus on having a good time and allow someone else to take those pesky responsibilities and worries. You should be focused on de-stressing and gearing up for your marriage!
Let the Small Things Go
As much as we wish it could, not everything will go 100% as planned. Know ahead of time that something may go wrong, accept it, and celebrate that either way you’ll be married to the love of your life at the end of the day. Your dress will get dirty, kids will cry, and you’ll still leave with your best friend 🙂 Be as prepared as possible but know if the wort thing to happen is your dress has a speck of dirt on it then you’re doing pretty well! This will help you have a stress-less wedding because you won’t sweat the small things that tend to stress others out.
We hope these tips help you have a fun, stress-less or at least less-stressful wedding planning and wedding day experience! For more practical tips check out our “For Brides” blog series!
Katie & Alec