When planning a wedding, it can sometimes feel very daunting. After all, there is so much to think about it’s hard to know where to start. With over…. years experience and a proven track record, we like to call ourselves wedding planning experts….
The dreaded ‘B’ word! Yes, we know it’s boring but planning a wedding with no consideration of your budget is a bit like going to work in your pyjamas.
Find out what you like (and what you don’t)
Join Pinterest board or put together a mood board of things you like. This is a really good way of working out colour schemes and seeing if you and your partner are on the same page. Give yourself enough time to work out what you like and don’t make impulsive decisions.
To compromise or not?
Sometimes you and your other half may disagree on certain things so that’s why it’s good to make sure you communicate from the word go. If you feel strongly about including readings or having someone at the wedding make your feelings known (but do it in an adult way). In the same vein if your other half feels strongly about music, food or attendees make sure you listen and respect his or her opinions and feelings.
Play to your strengths
If you’re creative and you want to get crafty then making invitations and favours and other bits and pieces can be really enjoyable and fun. If you’re not so crafty then google people that can help.
Give yourself breaks
If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed with it all don’t panic. Take an evening off from everything wedding! Go to the cinema or enjoy a meal and give your brain a rest from it all. Things will always look clearer the next day.
If you set yourself unrealistic targets things will soon seem completely unmanageable. Set yourself realistic targets that you can actually meet. Try and focus on one area of wedding planning at a time rather than trying to achieve everything at once. This will only lead to a frazzled bride and groom to be!
Don’t lose sight of the big picture
This can be very easy to do. Remember what the day you’re planning is actually about and try to get everything in perspective (as hard as this may be when you’re buried in spreadsheets and invites…. Nobody will remember which colour favours you had in a year’s time so don’t sweat the small stuff.
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