If you’ve been engaged for longer than five minutes, you’ve realised just how many things you’ve got to do in the buildup to your Big Day. It’s an incredibly special time, but it can get a little stressful. So we’re here to help you plan your wedding like a pro with these expert tips! Take a peek at our advice and you’ll be very thankful…
Start with a checklist
When it comes to wedding planning, there are so many decisions that need to be made. It can feel overwhelming not knowing where to even begin! That’s where a wedding planning checklist comes in handy. We’ve created the ultimate wedding planning checklist to help you stay on track with your wedding planning. Bookmark this post and keep coming back to it while planning your wedding.
Read: The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist
Join the community
What better way to plan your wedding than with the help and support of other couples. Our Facebook group is a fabulous space to get recommendations, find support and make new friends too.
Join: HIGM (Help! I’m Getting Married)
Keep yourself sane
We’ve got four simple, but really helpful things you can do to stay sane!
Read: How To Keep Yourself Sane While Wedding Planning
Anticipate stress and deal with it early
It’s no surprise that weddings can be overwhelming. There are so many tasks to do and lots of decisions to make. It’s no wonder couples start feeling stressed. Well, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way! With the right tools, an incredible wedding supplier dream team, and advice from the pros, you’ll be stress-free in no time. Take a look at these 10 ways to beat wedding planning stress!
Read: Wedding Stress and How To Beat It
Know your wedding style
If you’ve even peeked at Pinterest, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the volume of colour palettes and styles to choose from. Well, we’re going to walk you through a list of questions you can ask as you determine your wedding style. This way, you will be able to create a wedding aesthetic that you love! So, put Pinterest away for a little while and follow our steps on how to choose your wedding style and colours.
Read: How to Choose Your Wedding Style
Understand your budget
While planning, there will be a few wedding expenses you might not be prepared for. Things like what to wear to your hen party, what to do if you want to continue the party later than the agreed upon time, paying for postage for wedding invitations and more. We’ve created a list of all the wedding expenses you might not be prepared for, so you can factor them in!
Read: Wedding Expenses You Might Not Be Prepared For
Forget these tasks
For anybody who has never planned a wedding before, it can feel daunting and a little overwhelming. You may have lots of things on your list and lots on your mind too. To make your life easier, we’ve created a list of wedding planning tasks you can put aside for now. These are things you will get to eventually, but they aren’t the first things on your list. So breathe out and put these tasks on hold for a while.
Read: Wedding Planning Tasks You Won’t Need to do Straight Away
Consider hiring a pro
Whenever I ask newlyweds if they have any wedding regrets, one of the top answers is this: “I wish I’d hired a wedding planner.” I’m particularly passionate about telling couples that a wedding planner (or a day-of coordinator if that better suits your budget!) is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. There are tons of reasons why professional help is priceless, but instead of me laying them out for you, I’ll let some real-life couples do the talking…
Read: 5 Couples Share Why They Hired a Wedding Planner
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.