Take the stress out of your big-day prep, with these top tips for delegating wedding planning tasks…
Wedding planning can often be a long and stressful experience for any couple! There are plenty of ways to reduce stress while planning, but one we find most important is delegating tasks to others. It’s been proven by leaders in various workplaces that delegating helps reduce stress and increase positivity! Why not utilize this while wedding planning? Call in help from your wedding party, family and friends to help ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch and avoid any bridezilla moments!
Before you start:
Unfortunately, other people can’t plan the whole wedding! So, firstly, let’s settle the things that you and your fiancé should not delegate to other people.
- Your guest list: Never allow someone else to take charge of your guest list! This is something that you and your fiancé should do in private. That way, you’re inviting all of the people you want and no one you don’t.
- Your finances: Again, you don’t want anyone else (even your parents!) handling how you’re going to spend your wedding budget. Sit down and talk to your fiancé, before you start planning, about how you will pay for the wedding. Don’t forget to discuss how much you have both saved, if you will be getting help from others and if you plan to borrow with a wedding loan.
For The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Everyone knows that agreeing to be in the wedding party is agreeing to a lot of hard work! The bridesmaids and groomsmen are a group of your best friends and family members, so they’re usually eager to help. Here are some tasks for them to tackle and help you with:
- The Hen Party: Of course your girls have got this! Your bridesmaids will know exactly how you want to celebrate your last hoorah as a single lady. Whether it’s a weekend away or a night out on the town, they will be able to tackle this party completely on their own. They will know what to plan, how to decorate and even can pick out awesome coordinating shirts for all of you!
- The Bridal Shower: Increasingly popular in the UK, if you’re planning a Bridal Shower your girls can organise this event for you, too. With a little guidance from you, they will be able to book a venue, send out invites, and find a caterer in no time. *If you want to have a wedding shower for both you and your fiancé, get the groomsmen in on this planning too*
- The Stag Party: Just like the bridesmaids, the groomsmen can plan a stellar stag do for the groom! Even if the groom doesn’t have a dream celebration in mind, your group of guys will be able to plan something epic.
- Day of decorating: When your wedding day comes, the guys won’t need as much time as the ladies to get ready. There needs to be all hands on deck to help decorate the venue! They can sync up with the bride or wedding planner to help hang, design and organise decor.
For Your Parents
Parents are always eager to help with wedding planning! After all, they’ve been here before and have the wisdom to help your day run perfectly. Your parents can help with just about anything, but here are a few tasks to give to them that you may not have thought of yet:
- Delegating ceremony readings: Someone has to do it! Even if you have a few people in mind that you’d love to give readings at your ceremony, allow your parents to handle that communication. Whether it’s an aunt or nephew, have your parents link up with these people on what and when they will be reading.
- Airport transportation: If you have family or friends coming in from out of town, your parents can easily organise the airport transportation. Between you and your fiancé’s parents, you should have plenty of people to handle airport runs at a variety of times. If they don’t want to drive back and forth, give them a budget and have them organise a car service for groups of people!
- Watching the kids: This is an especially important task on the day of your wedding. Someone needs to keep their eyes on the flower girl, ring bearer, and other kids that may be running around. Once your parents are ready for the day, give them a comfortable space to hang out with any young kids while you’re preparing for the ceremony.
And for whoever else will help!
We’re sure that outside of your parents and wedding party there are tonnes of eager friends and family members that will help! Other tasks that can be nice to have help are things like stuffing envelopes for all of your wedding stationery, hunting down the perfect wedding decor and even DIY-ing decorations or bouquets.
Our thanks to Alli Clark for these fab tips!
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