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5 Stress-Free Wedding Planning Tips – A Collaboration

Planning your wedding can be one of the most stressful times in your life, but of course, it’s also one of the most exciting ones. If you’re willing to get creative, there are plenty of ways you can save on cost and chaos while organizing your big day!

Read on for 5 tips to make your wedding prep a breeze.

1) Breathe

It sounds so simple, but it’s easy for brides (and grooms) to lose sight of why they’re really celebrating when there’s so much commotion in the months before the ceremony. Do your best to maintain balance in your day-to-day schedule as you plan and prepare.

Here are some ideas to help you remain cool, calm, and collected:

  • Maintain your workout routine in between appointments by using a fitness tracker
  • Break up your day with a 5-10 minute meditation when you’re feeling overwhelmed
  • Remember that some things are out of your control, but that this day is about you and your fiancé

2) Start planning far in advance

It’s really no secret that wedding planning can be quite competitive. Between limited venue spaces, to catering requirements, it can be seriously challenging to curate the perfect day when you’re scrambling to get all of the details together.

If you can, try to plan your wedding day far in advance. That way, you’ll have time to figure out plan B and C if plan A doesn’t quite go as planned. Additionally, hiring a wedding planner to do the heavy lifting might sound unnecessary at first, but it can be a game-changer if you want to have a stress-free day.

In addition, you should consider creating a timeline to hold yourself accountable for getting certain list items done on schedule. This step will help you get things done on time and also allow you to prepare with what’s coming later on in the planning pipeline.

3) Decide what to DIY and what to splurge on

Most brides and grooms have to keep some sort of budget in mind as they plan for their special day, which generally means deciding where you can spend and where you should focus on saving. As a general rule, think about the overall requirements involved with each task in order to decide if you should tackle it yourself or go the easier route.

Hint: you’re going to have a lot going on in the months ahead so take it easy on yourself when you can!

Let’s run through a few examples.

  • Florals: Wedding flowers can be expensive and difficult to assemble on your own, plus if your wedding is large, you’ll be spending way more time doing this yourself than you should. I say leave this one to the professionals.
  • Decor: Wedding decorations can be as simple or elegant as you would like them to be. Luckily, rustic weddings are chic at the moment, so gathering a group of girlfriends to help craft signs and placards could be great fun! Simply order arts and crafts supplies online and get creative!
  • The Dress: You’re going to want to look your best on your wedding day, so I say there’s nothing wrong with going all out for your wedding look. From hair to makeup, to the pièce de résistance, you deserve everything wonderful on your special day (especially after all that planning!)

4) Do it your way

Weddings come with a lot of tradition, but that doesn’t mean tradition is a requirement. While it may be nice to wear your great grandmother’s dress or throw rice at the end of the ceremony, don’t pressure yourself into it if it’s causing more stress than it’s worth. There’s something so special about throwing a wedding that’s just as unique as you two, so don’t be afraid to embrace your individuality!

5) Enjoy it

No matter which dress you choose, which songs the DJ plays, or what your guests say, this day is about you and your future husband. Keep this in perspective throughout your planning process, and you’re sure to enjoy your wedding day because of it.

Final notes

Use these tips to help you plan a wedding day that’s as stress-free and enjoyable as possible! Have any wedding tips of your own? Share them with us in the comment section below.

This is a collaborative post.