There’s no denying the fact that wedding planning is stressful. It’s ironic really, since your wedding is meant to be the most special day of your life- but maybe that’s where the pressure for everything to be perfect comes from.
Before you started planning your wedding, you were probably peacefully unaware of all of the blood, sweat and tears that would go into making sure your table name cards matched with the flower arrangements, and having to organize the seating plan so that your feuding aunt and mother-in-law were at opposite ends of the room to each other.
Wedding preparation is no walk in the park, but if your planning is pushing you to the level where you’re avoiding talking to people, getting stressed out over the smallest situations and being snappy and rude, then these tips are for you:
Allow People to Help You
Since you’re the bride, you probably have a specific idea of how you want your big day to look- but that doesn’t mean that others can’t help you get prepared. Pass over tasks that are making you feel most overwhelmed to people you trust, like your parents or your bridesmaids.
Try not to feel guilty- chances are, if they’ve seen how stressed you are, they’ll be more than happy to help. Just knowing that you don’t have to do everything by yourself can help you breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Book a Venue Close to Home
Destination weddings can be fun, but they add a whole new layer of planning to the day. You now have the added stress of figuring out how (and if) your family and friends are going to get to the location, as well as arranging accommodation and transport for yourself and others.
Often, the most beautiful wedding venues are right on your doorstep. If you’re a Tennessee local, then this stunning wedding venue in Chattanooga is the perfect example of why you should stay close to home. The staff are even happy to handle services from catering to event organizing, so that’s another weight off your shoulders!
When you’re planning for a wedding, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to compromise at some point. Yes, you may have fallen in love with that $5000 wedding dress- but if it’s out of your budget, then it’s time to let it go. The same applies for venues, photographers who aren’t available on the day and anything else you might have had your heart set on.
If you’re pining for something which you know you can’t have then it’s only going to cause you more stress in the long run. Let it go and begin to explore other options as soon as possible. In the end, you’ll probably be glad that the thing you initially wanted didn’t work out.
Take Time Out
Often wedding things have to be booked pretty far in advance, so it’s easy to feel like you need to get everything done in one go. But fretfully rushing through your plans is only going to stress you out, and can result in you making mistakes or forgetting things.
Put your feet up, take a bath, read a good book or spend some time with your husband-to-be. You’ll soon remember why you agreed to this wedding in the first place!