Stress-less tips for every bride

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now let the planning begin! Life is hectic and busy enough as is, add the responsibility and hassles of planning a wedding and that’s enough to stress out any bride-to-be. We’ve put together 10 tips that will ease your tension and improve your mood so that you can stress less and enjoy a wonderful wedding planning experience!

 

1. Create a budget and stick to it!

It’s easy to get out of control when planning a wedding. Therefore, create a budget before you start and stick to it to avoid financial stress.

 

2. Figure out what’s most important 

Sit down with your fiancé, parents and future in-laws to establish what is most important to each of you. Knowing this from the beginning will avoid arguments and stressful decision-making later on during the planning.

 

3. Opinions

Everyoneis going to have one about just about everything! Be sensitive to others’ opinions, but don’t be a pushover if it’s important to you.

 

4. Book as many services as you can with a single vendor

This means less stress and less time spent chasing multiple vendors and getting them to co-ordinate.

 

5. Don’t just tell your vendors what you like

Show them what you want to avoid the stress caused by assumption or miscommunication.

 

6. Delegate

Ask your mother, maid of honour and bridesmaids to help with pre-wedding tasks that have you stressed-out.

 

7. Spend time “plan free”

Set time aside each day that is meant purely for you, so you can think of other things besides the wedding. Let your other “planners” know so they can respect it.

 

8. Make time for date nights

It’s so easy to get caught up in planning the wedding, that you forget to spend time with each other. Make it a priority to spend quality time with your fiancé.

 

9. Talk to your partner

Overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Share your feelings to reduce the chances that you will have a blow up for no reason, causing you both unnecessary stress

 

10. Get someone you trust to listen to the speeches beforehand

Knowing that the speeches are not inappropriate/boring/long will give you one less thing to worry about.

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