Want to know the key to avoiding last-minute wedding stress? Read on to discover four key tips that might help…
Planning a wedding takes a lot of organisation, preparation and compromise with your fiancé. This is a time in your life when the months will fly by because they will be packed with tasks to be completed, and that can be very stress-inducing. However, this is your wedding day you’ll be planning, so it’s important to take control of your stress levels, try to enjoy the process and ultimately, enjoy your wedding day. Here are some tips on how to avoid last-minute wedding stress:
Budget your time and money
This step is required to ensure you stay as stress-free as possible while you’re planning the wedding. Before you even get started, sit down with your fiancé and talk realistically about the budget for your wedding. Stress is often revolved around money and weddings aren’t cheap, so to avoid the planning process causing tension in your relationship, be sure to have the conversations early on and budget your spending and time. It’s important that both of you can be clear of how much time you have to dedicate to planning. Do you both have busy jobs? Kids to care for? If so, look into hiring a wedding planner to help.
Prepare your look ahead
Your wedding day look can potentially cause a lot of stress; most people care about what they are going to look like the day of their wedding because of the photos and memories that will last a lifetime. To help reduce wedding day stress, brides can do a trial of their hair and makeup so they won’t have to worry about what they will look like the day of. As for the grooms, they can practice their hairstyle with the same products they plan on using that day a few times beforehand so there are no surprises at the wedding. Grooms can even order a razor and shaving products weeks ahead so they know they will have new, fresh tools to use the day of to get a clean shave.
Check in with your suppliers
Pick a day, a week or two before your wedding, to follow up with all of your vendors via email or phone call. This will give you peace of mind to know that you are on the same page as them. If you have vendors that plan well in advance, you may not even have to do this because at this point they may have already checked in with you! But if they haven’t, feel free to reach out to them to ask any lingering questions you may have about your wedding. So now when the day comes you know exactly what their plans and timeline will be.
Let people help you
The most important thing you can do throughout the planning process and the day of your wedding is to let others help you! Between your wedding party, family, friends, and vendors there are tons of people willing to lend a hand. If there are tasks leading up to your wedding or the day of that don’t excite you, delegate them to others! This day is about you and it’s important that you have the time and mental capacity to enjoy every second.
Author bio – Sadie Simmons is an online content creator with a passion for helping others who are engaged. Beyond writing, she has helped her three sisters with their wedding festivities and is married herself! When she isn’t booked being the bridesmaid extraordinaire she is usually finding the next new recipe her and hubby want to cook together or sipping americanos at her favorite cafe!
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