Planning a day that is supposed to be one of the most memorable and happy days of your life is, obviously, going to be pretty stressful. You want to make sure you get everything right, stay true to yourself and your partner, and ensure your guests have an amazing time. This can lead to plenty of worries and things that can bog your mind down in the lead up to the big day. You can start to feel like you’re going a little crazy with everything that you have to remember!
However, with the 7 tips below, you’ll be able to stay sane (and avoid becoming a Bridezilla).
- Write Down And Organize Everything
The first thing you want to do is write down and organize everything. Buying special wedding stationary can make this a far more enjoyable task! Write down the vendors you have found, the vendors you have yet to find, your ideas, any special notes you think will help you to plan, and more. Do your best to keep your thoughts organized so you don’t feel like you have hundreds of things going on in your head at once.
- Don’t Leave Anything To The Last Minute
When you’re planning your big day, it’s imperative that you don’t leave anything to the last minute. Last minute planning is a nightmare, so you want to come up with your own realistic timeline for getting things done. Wedding invitations, for example, need to go out months in advance, sometimes even a year! This ensures your guests can get the time off work, find sitters, and prepare anything else they need to prepare to celebrate this with you.
- Ask For Help If You Need It
You’re unlikely going to be able to plan everything alone. Ask for help if you need it. You likely have bridesmaids, and even a maid of honor who is willing to help you plan your big day, so delegate tasks that you feel they will be able to handle! You could even find a wedding planner, although you will need to plan that into your budget.
- Talk About Your Fears And Worries
As well as asking for help, talk to your friends and family about your fears and worries. They are your support system, and they will be able to make you feel better. It’s no good holding it all in!
- Get Plenty Of Sleep
Sleep is an important element of your well being. Make sure you’re getting a solid 8 hours per night, and aim for relaxation away from wedding planning where possible. Look at ways to reduce stress, too, such as working out.
- Stay Connected To Your Partner
Don’t drift away from your partner as you plan your big day. Stay connected with them and commit to going on dates.
- Enjoy The Journey
Let go of the things you can’t control, and remember why you’re doing this in the first place. Enjoy the journey from planning your wedding to getting married and beyond!