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Three ways to take the stress out of wedding planning

Planning a wedding is such an exciting time, but for most couples, it’s their first time planning an event of this scale and it can be overwhelming. While it’s normal to feel some level of overwhelm, there are some ways you can keep your sanity and take the stress out of wedding planning! In this post, I will take you through three essential tips to do this: embracing dedicated planning days, delegating tasks, and deciding what’s truly important to you.

 

Have dedicated planning Days

To avoid the overwhelming feeling of constantly juggling wedding planning tasks with your daily life, set aside specific days exclusively dedicated to wedding planning with your partner. Designate one or two days a week where you can fully focus on planning, researching, and making decisions without distractions.

You can make it fun! Grab a glass of wine or order your favourite takeaway and smash out as much planning as you can in a set amount of time.

By having this structured approach will mean you and your partner aren’t constantly stressed about the tasks that are piling up, preventing wedding stress from seeping into every aspect of your life.

 

Delegate tasks to loved ones

Remember that you don’t have to shoulder the entire wedding planning burden alone. Share responsibilities with your, close friends, or family members who are willing to help. Assign tasks based on their strengths and interests. Whether it’s researching vendors, doing DIY tasks, or addressing invitations, involving others not only lightens your load but also fosters a sense of togetherness and shared excitement. You will often find that people are stoked when you ask them to help because they get to be part of the excitement! Delegating not only eases your stress but it also creates a fun and collaborative atmosphere.

 

Decide what’s important to you

With countless wedding trends, traditions, and expectations, it’s super important to define what truly matters to you as a couple. Take the time to identify your priorities and allocate your budget, time, and energy accordingly. Perhaps it’s having an intimate ceremony, incorporating personal touches, or focusing on a specific aspect such as food or music. When you align your choices with your values and desires, you’ll experience a sense of purpose and authenticity, reducing stress and ensuring a wedding that truly reflects you as a couple.

 

Wedding planning should be an exciting and happy time. By implementing these three strategies—emphasising dedicated planning days, delegating tasks, and deciding what’s truly important to you— I hope that you can navigate the planning process with less stress and more fun. Remember, it’s not just about the wedding day itself, but also the journey leading up to it. So, take a deep breath, embrace these practical tips, and savor every moment as you plan the day of your dreams! If you have any questions for me, please get in touch here.

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