Getting married is one of the biggest life changes you can make. It can also be a very stressful event, especially for couples who are trying to balance wedding planning with work, life, and everyday tasks. That’s why it’s so important for couples to take steps to manage their stress and avoid burnout during this time.
Often, people get so caught up in the details of their weddings that they forget to enjoy the day and focus on what the whole thing is all about: a celebration of their love for each other. To help you enjoy your big day more, we’ve put together some tips to keep in mind while planning.
1. Start early.
If you wait until the last minute to start planning, your options will be limited and may not include everything you want for your wedding. Plus, vendors can book up fast, so it’s a good idea to get started well in advance.
2. Create a budget.
Your wedding budget will drive many of your decisions, so this is a crucial first step in the process. Talk to your fiancé or partner about their comfort level with spending and come up with a number that you both feel comfortable with. Then stick to it!
3. Create a master document with your suppliers’ names, numbers, and other info.
There are tons of wedding planning apps and online tools to help you stay organized, from checklists to spreadsheets to seating chart visualizers. Try some out and find what works best for you! But whatever you do, make sure that all of your thoughts, lists, budgets, and other essential information is in one place so that nothing slips through the cracks.
4. Don’t forget to delegate.
Delegating tasks to friends and family members can be a great way to lighten your load, reduce your stress, and include some special people in your wedding. For example, if you have a tech-savvy friend or relative who can help with your website or digital invitations, let them! This will save you time and give them a fun project to work on.
5. Remember that the day is about you.
Weddings are a big deal for everyone involved, so it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re doing all this in the first place. When things get hectic, spend a weekend doing something non-wedding related. Whether it’s going on a hike or to a live music event or dinner out, just do something you and your partner enjoy together. It’ll be a great break and reminder of why you love each other.
Weddings can be a lot of work, but they don’t have to be stressful. By taking the time to manage your stress, avoid burnout, and delegate tasks, you’ll have a happier, less chaotic, and more enjoyable wedding day!