Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but there are several strategies to help you manage stress and stay organised. Here are ten tips to stop overwhelm when planning a wedding:
- Set a realistic timeline: Break down the tasks into manageable chunks, setting specific deadlines for each. Prioritise what is most important to you both as a couple and focus on one thing at a time.
- Delegate tasks: Don’t hesitate to ask for help from family, friends, or hire a wedding planner. Delegate certain responsibilities to others, such as researching vendors, creating invitations, or organising the seating arrangements.
- Create a budget: Sit down and work out your wedding budget early on, then allocate the funds to the venue, catering, decorations, etc. Having a clear idea of your financial limits will help you make decisions more easily. Again prioritise what is important to you both as a couple.
- Simplify decision-making: Avoid becoming overwhelmed by comparing every single option. Narrow down your choices by researching and selecting a few top options in each category. This way, you’ll have fewer decisions to make, making the process less overwhelming.
- Take breaks and self-care: Planning a wedding can be time-consuming and mentally exhausting. Schedule regular breaks to relax and engage in activities you enjoy. Take care of your physical and mental well-being by getting enough sleep, eating nutritious meals, and exercising regularly.
- Keep a checklist: Grab yourself a wedding planning checklist to stay organised and to track your progress. Divide tasks into smaller, actionable steps, and mark them off as you complete them. Use digital tools or physical folders to store contracts, receipts, and other important documents.
- Communicate openly: Share responsibilities and decisions with your partner. Communicate openly about your expectations, ideas, and concerns. Collaborating and sharing the load will minimise stress and help you keep perspective.
- Limit the number of opinions: Too many conflicting opinions can lead to confusion and overwhelm. Seek advice from a couple of trusted individuals, but make decisions based on what feels right to you and your partner.
- Prioritise self-care: Throughout the planning process, make sure to prioritise your own well-being. Take breaks often, engage in activities you enjoy, and spend quality time with your partner that isn’t to do with wedding planning. Remember, the wedding is just one day, and your mental and emotional health should always take the front seat.
- Keep perspective: It’s easy to get caught up in the details and start comparing your wedding with others, but it’s important to remember the true purpose of your wedding: to celebrate your love. Take a step back when stress becomes overwhelming, and remind yourself that it’s about you both as a couple. Remember, wedding planning should be an exciting time, so don’t forget to embrace the process and enjoy the journey.
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x Jodie x