Planning a wedding planning is both an exciting time and a stressful time in a couple’s lives. Brides-to-be may experience emotional stress related to the wedding planning while grooms-to-be may be feeling the weight of financial responsibilities. Enter your wedding planning knowing that there is a great potential for stress and try to take control of issues now instead of just reacting to them as they come along. Below are a few tips to help reduce the effects of stress during your wedding planning:Explanation Described on wedding to do list
Wedding planning requires you to decide what is most important to you and your fiancé and to set priorities for yourselves. You will be called upon to make so many decisions during your wedding planning from reception site to the bride’s maid’s bouquet that it can begin to feel overwhelming. Get organized! Create a “wedding binder” of your own, buy a ready made one or use a wedding planning computer program to keep all of your wedding planning organized. You can keep your to do lists, contracts, samples, brochures, information, menus, and quotes from florist, photographers, caterers and such in one place. This will help you to be able to refer and compare things promised to you at a later date.
Delegate tasks to others! You only have so much time and being under time pressure can cause a great deal of stress. Don’t try and do everything yourself. Enlist a close friend or family member to do some initial legwork for you while you focus on another task at hand. Use the internet! If you are reading this, you have already discovered how the internet can save you valuable time and energy will planning your wedding.
Be selective! Try to only get three or four competitive quotes for each item on your wedding planning lists. In a large city (and now with an international market on the internet) there may be thousands of bakeries, photographers, bands and such for you to consider. Your wedding date can come and go with you still interviewing potential services for your event, so don’t try and interview them all.
Decide for yourself! Review etiquette protocol and ask a few trusted people for advice about wedding planning, but ultimately go with what is in your heart. Don’t miss out on putting your special touch on your wedding, such as playing a non-traditional song because it has special significance to you and your fiancé, just because you are afraid of what the “etiquette police” will say.