The Indecisive Bride’s Guide to Easing into Wedding Planning
Now that you’ve #saidyes, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding! For some brides, this is better than Christmas morning. But for others, planning this monumental event feels a little overwhelming. It’s impossible to know where to start, with so many decisions and the pressure for everything to be picture-perfect.
My advice? Ease into it! The following list will help you get started on your wedding journey, one simple step at a time.
Begin “Dating” again
This important step of any relationship is so important during planning for your special day. We sometimes get so lost in the details, the planning, the overwhelm, we forget that we are two people who fell in love and want to spend their lives together. This is a fun and memorable way to spend your time learning more about each other and growing closer.
It doesn’t have to be anything lavish, but make sure you celebrate your engagement! This is an exceptional time in your life and it’s important to absorb the glow of engagement before it’s over.
Pick a date, set a budget
Figure out when you want to tie the knot, and how much you can realistically spend. Did you know that over 74% of couples go over budget? This is where a wedding planner can really help you stay focused and make your money go the furthest!
Find your style
Take a spin on Pinterest, or google some wedding websites. Finding the right look and feel takes time and enjoy this process. You’ll start to form opinions on locations, dresses, colours, food, etc. Decide what you don’t like and start dreaming from there!
A wedding design and experience is personal to you and should not be a replica of a friend, sister, or cousin’s prior day. Also, don’t feel the need to get every detail planned in the first few weeks of engagement. Take your time and enjoy the process to ensure your day is authentically you.
You don’t need to have anything finalized just yet, but it would be wise to determine some sort of head count. Knowing the number guests will help you with venue selection and overall budget. Begin with your immediate family and closest friends and then start to think who else will make the cut!
Wedding planning can bring out the worst in some brides and grooms. Enlisting the help of a professional planner, or even hiring someone to help with day-of coordination is the best way to eliminate wedding stress and guarantee your day is a smashing success.