While your wedding should be one of the best days of your life, the countdown to your big day and all the further planning that it entails can be rather stressful. So how do you take the stress out of wedding planning?
Don’t make every day about the Wedding!
Once you’ve announced your engagement, your wedding will be one of the only things friends and family will want to talk about. While it can be nice at first, as you get deeper into the planning stages, being bombarded with questions about whether you’ve found a venue, booked a DJ, or found a dress can get overwhelming!
Along with your partner, pick a day or two during the week where you don’t talk about the wedding. You can even let friends and family know—this is a no-wedding talk day! Do something fun together, go grab a bite to eat at your favourite restaurant, or just spend a day relaxing at home.
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Ask for help
While it can feel like the two of you are against the world, don’t forget to reach out to those closest to you. Lean on friends and family who you know will be more than willing to help out with the many items on your to-do list. Let’s say you’ve finally decided to make your own centrepieces— invite your crew over and get all hands on deck. Maybe you have a friend with excellent penmanship, get them on board to help with creating your save-the-dates!
Hire a professional wedding planner
Although some may opt to do it alone, hiring a wedding planner can definitely help to ease any planning anxiety. You can leave the more stressful tasks to someone else and focus on the more meaningful aspects of the wedding, like working on your vows.
Keep it personal
Another way to help curb anxiety on your big day is to keep your wedding small. While not entirely ideal for those with huge families, a smaller wedding with a more intimate guest list can make for less stress.
Between you and your partner come up with the number of people you’d like to have at your wedding and try your best not to go over it. Make a list and whittle the list down until you’re happy. A smaller wedding can also allow for a smaller wedding party (think just a best man and maid of honour) and even a more quaint and cozy venue with intimate place settings!
Remember what the day is really about
While it’s easy to be caught up in every minute detail, and worry about all the things that need to be done—you know what’s equally important? It’s important to remember that the day belongs to you and your partner. It’s important to remember that you’re marrying your best friend and it should be fun!