You’re engaged! How exciting is that! And you’re probably feeling over the moon and can’t wait to start planning everything for that special day.
However, it may not be as quick and easy as it looks. Family and friends’ opinions, budget, many options for the venues etc can make your head spin and emotions can run a little high, and not in a good way.
The most important thing for not losing your head until the big day lies somewhere between staying organized and chilled out.
So take a deep breath and read on for tips that we’ve put together from our experience with brides.
Set a budget
One of the most important steps to take is to set the budget as early as you can. Having a budget will help you to organise things easier without getting carried away and disappointed. Even better is to set the budget with a split percentage cost for different categories of wedding expenses. The great example is below from Copper and Blush Paper.
Don’t Forget The Main Thing
And this is you and your fiancé. It’s so easy to get distracted and forget a little bit about each other and how you like spending time together whether it’s just a movie night or a bike ride or cooking a meal together, it will remind you what’s really important – your relationship. Staying close to your fiancé will cut your stress in half if you two remain a united team and will make the planning more exciting.
Buy A Wedding Planning Book
If you’re planning your own wedding without any help from professionals, wedding planning books are total life savers. Helping you stay organised and in control, it makes the whole planning process even more exciting!
It’s also nice to have a memento to keep forever.
Take Time Out
When you feel the stress building and that you’re getting overwhelmed, take a relaxing hot bath, go for a walk or watch a movie, get a massage, go for a manicure, meditate, listen to music. Don’t forget that you have to love and cherish yourself first!
Ask for help
All brides want to plan everything themselves and they feel bad by asking others for help. But your family or friends may be more than honoured to help you to prepare for that special day. There’s nothing wrong with asking a friend to order lunch and mimosas for your wedding day! Would you help your friend or a family member with their wedding? We bet you would and you would feel happy to be a part of their memorable and personal celebration.
Enjoy the journey
People say that ‘good stress’ is good for you. But it’s still stressful! Brides-to-be should enjoy every moment of what is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of their life! And shouldn’t have any regrets or feel a relief after the whole stressful planning. You should feel happy and excited for the future!