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So it’s fast approaching 12 months of Darren and I being engaged – where has that time gone!
If you’ve started to plan your wedding, you may be wondering where on earth to begin, and be feeling a little stressed out by the thought of all the arrangements – I know I am….
There’s no doubt that as exciting as it is, planning a wedding can be pretty stressful too. It’s easy to get bogged down in all the details, not forgetting, of course, the millions of questions about your big day from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even complete strangers!
Following these easy tips will help to keep your wedding as stress-free as possible:
The budget certainly isn’t the most exciting thing to think about when planning your big day, but it’s certainly essential. Agreeing on a budget and then sticking with it is useful in lots of ways. For starters, you will have a rough idea on how much you are spending on each element of the wedding, such as the car, the dress, the reception, etc., which means that you will feel more in control of your wedding plans, as it’s so easy for costs to begin spinning out of control.
Sticking to a budget will also mean that you won’t be panicking to scrape together money to pay for the wedding and all the extra stress that brings with it. With a budget, you can enjoy planning your wedding knowing that everything is under control and that you won’t need to worry about spiraling debts at the end of it.
Getting your research underway well in advance is an excellent way of beating wedding stress. Taking time to check out possible venues, dresses, cakes, etc. is the perfect way to feel more relaxed about the whole day, and to get a really clear idea in your mind of what you want your wedding to look like.
Lots of popular venues book up pretty far in advance, so starting early will ensure you won’t have the last minute panic of hunting for a venue and settling for one that you’re not so keen on.
Save the Date
Sending out save the date cards is a great way to make sure that your guests keep your big day free, Pure invitation wedding invites do a great selection of these. So save the day cards are certainly a great choice if you want to avoid any guest-related stress leading up to your wedding.
From time to time you may find yourself a little overwhelmed during the planning stages. If your wedding plans are stressing you out, don’t forget to take a step back and break down the things that you need to do into smaller tasks, that way your to-do list will be much more manageable and much less stressful. Prioritize your to-do list to get the most important tasks sorted first.
If you’re putting too much pressure on yourself, keep in mind the reasons that you decided to get married in the first place, and everything else should fall into place.
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