There’s no question about it, planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. The stress can often overtake the wedding itself making it hard for the couple to enjoy their special day. No one wants to look back with regret and wish they had taken the time to slow down and relax, so instead, why not find ways to minimize wedding preparation stress from the get-go? Here are six tips that will prove helpful.
Download a Wedding Planning App
The first tip is to get organized from the start and have a plan that you stick with. The problem is keeping that plan organized and on track. There is a really simple solution for this, however, and that’s to download a wedding planning app.
Look for an app that allows for customization so that it works for your needs. You’ll be able to input data such as the guest list and RSVP details, the budget, vendor contact information, due dates, payments made and those outstanding, fittings and other appointments, ideas and concepts, and more. Everything will be in one central location that you can access at any time, making you feel organized.
Got Extra Money to Spend? Hire a Wedding Planner
If you’ve got extra money in the budget, then you can skip the wedding planning app and hire a wedding planner instead. While they can be pricey, they tend to be worth every penny you spend. Their entire job is to take all the stress off you, allowing you to focus on other things.
A Professional Caterer Can Handle the Stress of the Menu
When choosing the food and drinks to offer at your wedding reception, it’s important to consider dietary restrictions your guests may have. Nowadays most couples are aware of the need for a vegetarian option, but there are other dietary trends and requirements such as the keto diet, a low-carb diet, low sugar and a gluten-free diet. Those considerations need to carry over to the beverages offered too. You may not even realize that wine on keto is possible, but there are many keto and low-carb-friendly options to choose from.
This is exactly why it’s such a good idea to work with a caterer. Caterers are well-versed in dietary restrictions, knowing what to offer, how to label it, and how to work it into the menu. Hiring a caterer means all the stress is taken off your shoulders. All you’ll need to do is discuss what you want to serve, and the rest is up to them.
Book Everything Well in Advance
Leaving things to the last minute is a sure-fire way to create stress, and in the world of wedding planning, it also means you probably won’t get your first-choice date, location, vendor, dress and so forth. The earlier you can book, the less stressful things will be.
Lean On Your Wedding Party
When it comes to the close friends and family that you picked for your wedding party, these are the people that you can lean on for help, advice and support during the wedding planning process. You may be able to delegate some tasks to them, which will greatly lessen your load.
Don’t Worry About the Small Details
You’ve probably heard of the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff” and in terms of wedding planning, this saying is true. Expect things to go wrong and the unexpected to happen and tell yourself you’re not going to sweat it. Learning to go with the flow and be flexible will serve you well, and not just with wedding planning.
Planning a wedding can easily become the most stressful thing you’ve done, or you could tell yourself that this is a time for celebration and joy and look for ways to reduce the stress.