It’s safe to say most couples stress about wedding planning. The idea that a person can go crazy planning a wedding might sound extreme, but the reality is planning one can cause some mental anguish. The good thing is there are a few things you can do to plan a wedding with as little stress as possible.
1. Getting Organized
Even if your wedding is small, there are a lot of moving parts. A lot of couples fail to grasp how complex a wedding can be and tend to plan their wedding without giving much thought to all those moving parts. Don’t be that couple. You’ll stress out and might overlook all sorts of things. With this in mind, a wedding program is essential for planning a wedding without going crazy. If you overlook enough things, you’ll end up with a less than ideal wedding, and no couple deserves to look back at their wedding with regret. You need to be as organized as possible, and that starts with a program.
2. Don’t Be Swayed
You’re going to hear someone else’s opinion on your wedding at some point. Maybe your best friend, parent, or sibling will tell you something about your wedding. They’re going to tell you that you shouldn’t do this or you should do that. Maybe one of your ideas seems too radical or too traditional for them. Maybe your wedding is too small for their taste or maybe it’s too big. If you allow these voices to pull you away from what you want, you’re going to go nuts. You can listen to what they say, but you need to focus on creating the kind of wedding that works for you. Remember that this day belongs to you and your partner. Ultimately, you are the only two who should be involved in creating this wedding.
3. Don’t Cave In
It’s one thing to reject or shield yourself from the opinions of others; it’s another thing to break away from conditioning. Society, media, movies, and shows have done a good job of convincing people what a wedding should look like. Wedding magazines and other forms of entertainment are interested in convincing you to create a wedding that matches their expectations. Try to break away from all that; don’t allow that conditioning to guide your wedding. If you’re able to do this successfully, you’ll be able to create a wedding that fits who you are. Following the wedding industry won’t do you any favors. Set goals that match your heart.
4. Stick to the Budget
A wedding can cost as much as a new car. Think about that for a moment. That’s a small fortune just for a wedding. Now, those who can afford that kind of wedding can go ahead since spending this kind of cash won’t stress you out, but folks without that kind of cash could stress out. Sometimes, people get lost in their dream wedding so much that they start to overlook the cost, and that could bring its own set of issues that’ll drive anyone mad. There’s no reason to do this to yourselves. This is supposed to be the happiest day of your lives, so make sure you create a reasonable budget and ensure you stick to it no matter what you have to do.
5. Takes a Village
It’s hard to trust someone else with something as precious as your wedding. This could be the reason many couples try to do everything on their own. This is not a good thing, and it’ll be easier to delegate some of the tasks to others. It’s important to work with friends or family members who are willing to do their part. You’ll need to create a periodic follow-up with every person you’ve delegated tasks to make sure everything is getting done. You want to start this plan as soon as you can. Give yourself enough time, just in case someone fails. This will allow you to deal with it or have someone else more reliable take over.
You’ve got good tips here that should help keep you sane throughout this process. If you need to though, you can work with a wedding planner.