Your wedding day is probably the biggest one-day (or multi-day) event you will ever plan. It’s easy to feel swamped and emotionally drained because planning a wedding involves so many factors. It doesn't need to be this way; by making a few small changes, you'll be able to enjoy the wedding preparations more.
1. Don’t be afraid to delegate.
By accepting aid from others around you, you can prevent burnout. Preventing burnout is key, so accepting help is crucial. Just because you like to have things a certain way doesn’t mean your friends and family can’t help. If you need invitations picked up or have a project, reach out to your wedding party to lend a helping hand. Better yet, hire a wedding planner to structure the day or a wedding designer to to create the visual aspects of the event
2. Think more about the experience.
To make your wedding day memorable, consider how you want your guests to feel. You'll realize that you don't truly need everything you thought you did once you start concentrating on the experience. Little touches like sunglasses for an outdoor wedding or a great signature cocktail/mocktail will definitely make a big difference in making your guests feel special. Check out this blog post on other ways to spoil your guests.
3. Post all important information in one place.
Once the invitations go out, guests start rolling in with questions. Trust me, you don’t want to field FAQs for months before the ceremony. Make a wedding website where guests can find out everything they need to know about the big day to avoid this. You have more time to concentrate on other, more crucial duties now. Additionally, it is strongly advised to create an online gift registry.
4. Experienced vendors make planning easier.
Another option to spend more time enjoying the months leading up to your wedding is to hire experienced providers. Experienced vendors are more organized and can help you plan your day better with little to no work on your part. They will be able to guide you through the process and alleviate the stress of organizing everything.While it’s all well and good to hire your friends and family, if they don't know what they’re doing, you’ll spend most of your time wrangling them.
5. Make some time... for yourself.
If you don't make time for self-care, you can feel worn out and frazzled on your wedding day. Self-care also doesn't include going to the spa every week. All you need to do is schedule an hour of downtime multiple times per week. Take a long bath, plan a brunch with your friends, or go out for a peaceful meal with your partner without discussing the wedding. We all need a break, even when working on something we love.
Honestly, wedding planning should be fun! Do what you can to keep the excitement going and not get bogged down in all the details. At the end of the day, people are there to celebrate you and support you.
What have you been doing to stay mellow while planning? Let us know in the comments below!