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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming for any couple. Throw in a neurodiverse couple and it could require some additional help and support. Here are my tips to help you plan your wedding with greater ease:

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Planning a Wedding when you are Neurodiverse

  1. Communicate your needs: Be open and honest with your partner, family, friends and wedding suppliers about your neurodiversity and how it may impact your wedding planning. Let them know what challenges you are facing and what support you need from them. How and when they can communicate with you, whether that’s on the phone or via email. You could create a separate wedding email address, so you can switch off when you need to.
  2. Make a timeline: Create a timeline, with deadlines for your wedding planning. Break it down into smaller manageable tasks. Organising each step will help you stay focused, reduce anxiety, and avoid becoming overwhelmed by the entire process.
  3. Choose supportive wedding suppliers: Hire wedding suppliers who are understanding and accommodating to your needs. Share your neurodiversity upfront to ensure that you receive the necessary support throughout the wedding planning process.
  4. Create a comfortable environment: Choose a venue that aligns with you and your sensory needs. Like a quiet space or headphones, if noise sensitivity is an issue. You can create a calming vibe with dimmed lighting and certain colours to create a comfortable environment for you and your guests.
  5. Use technology: There are many planning tools and apps that can help you stay organised, keep track of your budget, and manage various aspects of the wedding planning process. These can reduce overwhelm.
  6. Hire a Wedding Planner: Consider hiring a wedding planner who understands neurodiversity and can assist you in the planning process. They can help you with any challenges, provide guidance and ensure your specific needs are met.
  7. Rest: Recognise the importance of your self-care and allow for regular breaks or downtime throughout the planning process, to ensure you don’t reach burnout.
  8. Visual aids and checklists: If you find it helpful, use visual aids, checklists, or visual schedules to keep track of tasks and deadlines. Breaking down information visually can make it easier to digest and process.

Most Importantly…

Remember, you are unique and these tips should be adapted to suit your specific needs. Prioritise what works best for you and seek support from individuals who understand and appreciate your neurodiversity.

Here at Ella Bella Weddings and Events, I am on my own ADHD journey and I welcome all couples. I can diversify the way we plan your wedding together, to meet your needs. Check out my packages to see how I can help you here.

Thanks for reading

x Jodie x