One of the biggest stress inducers during wedding planning is running out of time and having to rush at the last minute. Start out with a timeline that lets you know when each task needs to be completed, and then stick to it as closely as possible. If procrastination is a problem for you, consider hiring a wedding coordinator to keep you on schedule.
DO stay organized
Keep all or your wedding planning information (guests lists, contact information, decorating ideas, favorite wedding dress styles, etc...) in one central location. This can be a notebook or a digital planner on your computer or mobile device. With everything in one designated place, you'll never have to search for what you need. Also, keep a notebook with you at all times to jot down any brilliant ideas you have while on the go.
DON'T say no to help
You may want to do it all yourself, but there's no reason that you have to. Delegate tasks that don't have to have your personal attention to family members or close friends that want to assist. If someone offers to help, find a job for them. That's just one more thing off of your list taken care of so you can move on to the next task.
DO stick to your budget
Overspending may not cause a lot of stress right now, but you know it will be coming in the future when the bills are due. Don't fall into the trap of buying cute little things here and there that you might be able to use at the wedding every time you see one. Decide what's most important about your wedding day to you and your fiance, and designate a set amount of funds to go toward those things. If it's not on your "most important" list, you can probably do without it.
DON'T hide your feelings
Keeping things bottled up only guarantees a big blow-up later on, and if that doesn't happen, you will just keep making yourself miserable by not letting people know how you truly feel. This is your big day, and if you don't like something about it, speak up. You can be honest without going all "bridezilla," and in the end you'll get what you really want and the stress or worrying about it will be off your shoulders.
DO take time off
All work and no play... will drive you crazy! Don't let the planning consume your life. Schedule date nights with your fiance where you reconnect and all wedding-related topics are put aside for a few hours. If you feel a big ball of stress sneaking up on you, go get a massage, or sit outside with a relaxing cup of tea and some calming music playing in the background. Once you've had time to calm down and regroup, you can head back to the planning with a clear head.
DON'T sweat the small stuff
If the place cards need to be computer printed instead of done with calligraphy by hand, your guests aren't going to mind and it won't ruin your wedding day. As a matter of fact, if there are no place cards at all, a pretty seating chart posted at the reception entrance will still get everyone to the correct table. Little extras like that are nice, but not necessarily important to making your wedding a successful event. Concentrate on the real important stuff, like the vows you will be saying to each other, and if the rest is stressing you out, let it go.
DO remember to enjoy it
This is one of the most special times in your life, so if at any point you're not enjoying it, change the way you're doing things! The wedding is all about the love you get to share for the rest of your lives. A happy occasion like that deserves to be fun throughout, not just at the end on the wedding day.
Hopefully those tips will help to relieve a lot of the stress that wedding planning can cause. When it comes to shopping for the best wedding dresses in South Florida, we can take a lot of stress out of that task for you!
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