How to avoid stress when planning a wedding
So, you’re engaged – congratulations! You’re probably full of excitement and can’t wait to get started on the planning as soon as possible. Organising a wedding can be a wonderful experience to share with your partner, but it has the potential to be very stressful if not approached carefully. Although it’s unlikely you’ll go through the kind of stress inflicted upon couples during the early waves of the pandemic, there are other pressures that can turn a good situation sour. Follow our tips below to anticipate these stressors before they happen and have a smooth journey to your big day.
Undoubtedly, you’ll have expectations for your wedding, even if you aren’t exactly sure what the day will look like yet. However, you’ll also face requests from friends and family.
In the face of demanding loved ones, remain firm to what you want as a couple. You cannot please everyone, so be sure you’re planning a day that’s perfect for you!
Create a budget
You may start your research by going to exciting fairs and events, like the National Wedding Show, and build bid ideas from there. But you need to be realistic about what is feasible on your budget. If you’re looking for a method to spread out the total cost of your wedding to better suit your finances, consider looking into online loans for more wiggle room to fund the wedding that you want. You could use the loan to cover the initial deposit or down payment on your wedding venue to ensure you get the date you want. Be sure to check all the terms of a financial product before committing to anything.
It’s unlikely that you and your partner have dreamt of the same wedding day. Your ideas may not always align, so you need to communicate effectively with each other on non-negotiables and what you’re prepared to compromise on. So long as you’re open and considerate with your fiancé, you should be able to overcome any disagreements.
Planning a wedding takes a lot of research, comparison, and financial savvy. It can be difficult to coordinate all the different elements that go into creating an event.
To limit the impact of this, get organised from the beginning. Whether you use a notebook or a spreadsheet, write all your ideas down! You should also track your enquiries with suppliers, note down quotes, and keep up to date with dates and amounts of payments made or due.
Alternatively, you could engage the services of a wedding planner who can take all that strain off your hands. Ultimately, this is personal preference; some people like to be as involved as possible with the minutiae of the day, while others want to have the whole thing done for them.
Take time away
Wedding planning can be very overwhelming, even if you’re enjoying it! Be sure to carve out time away from wedding admin to reconnect with your partner. This way, when the day arrives, you’ll feel much more grounded and totally loved up!