Wedding planning can be stressful but don’t worry, we’ve got the answers!
September 6, 2016
When you first set the date, practically everybody says, “Planning your wedding? How exciting!” It’s the stereotypical view suggests it’s flowers and smiles all the way to the altar. But trust us, we know how many things there are to juggle and how stressful it can be.
As the date approaches you have arrangements to plan, friends and relatives with high expectations, and even questions over the weather forecast! Fortunately, we’re here with a few hints and suggestions to lighten the load (as well as an umbrella or two for sheltering your guests from unexpected showers!).
First things first in terms of wedding stress busting. Be honest. What’s your budget? It’s true, you could take out a second mortgage to create a day to match Cinderella’s, but you won’t thank yourself later if you over stretched yourselves. Instead, think about the heart and soul of who you are as a couple, and the chances are it won’t need to cost the earth. Express yourself in subtle touches and personalised moments that will be the memories you’ll treasure.
While we’re on the subject of minimizing stress, keep it simple. Just because the internet provides a million wedding suggestions it doesn’t mean you have to do them all, or even sift through them all to tailor your perfect day. What works for you? Don’t feel under pressure to deliver what everyone else wants. This is your wedding. Small scale and perfectly formed could be so much better.
And another thing. Give yourself some time. Don’t create deadlines that will add to the stress unnecessarily. A white winter wedding could be a stunning alternative if summer turns out to be a bit too soon to get everything in place. Don't rule out an outdoor drinks reception. Even in a potentially unpredictable time of year weather-wise, you can prepare for the unknown and provide each guest with an umbrella. Makes for great photo opportunities too! Getting ready for your wedding doesn’t have to mean getting snowed under with to do lists. Take the pressure off, prepare for real life showers and sunshine moments, and remember to have fun on the big day. Memories are made like that.