How to Have a Stress Free Wedding

December 6th, 201012:23 pm

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How to Have a Stress Free Wedding

We are all used to seeing the bride frantically running to and fro, whining and complaining and crying about how this, that or the other thing isn’t working and how “something” is missing or just isn’t turning out the way it was supposed to.  Some brides have a full on anxiety attack or nervous break down on their wedding day, but this doesn’t have to be the same for you.  Here are some tips on how you can have a stress-free wedding, both before and during the wedding:

Get Organized

Even if you are the type who doesn’t like to plan or write things down, you will be very glad that you did when it comes to your wedding.  Make a thorough “To Do” list and assign due dates.  You can find a lot of resources online about how long it will take to plan certain parts of your wedding, and in what time frame they should be done in relation to your wedding day.

Make sure that the list you create is kept current as well.  Once you complete tasks, cross them off the list.  If some other task or tasks come up, add them to the list.  Most importantly, make sure you don’t add in some major changes within a month or two of your wedding.  Almost all brides are struck with the “my wedding’s not good enough!” feelings and try to add on additional things that really are quite unnecessary.  Stick to your list!

TIP:  When making your list, it’s important that you also list the tasks in order of priority.  Finding the venue for your ceremony and reception far surpass what appetizers you are going to serve, so start with the most important things first.

Get Help

You aren’t in this alone.  You may be surprised just how many friends and family members would love to help you out on your wedding day!  If you have the money for it, then you can also hire on a wedding planner to help plan your wedding and find vendors that will fit your budget.  Everyone can help both before the wedding day, and on the day too.  Make sure that you assign tasks to each person and check three times to see if they understand what their task is.

Stick To a Budget

There’s nothing worse than starting a new marriage in debt simply because your wedding blew out your expenses.  Create a realistic budget for yourselves and stick with it!  You don’t want to overspend on something that you never needed, and then pay for it twice due to the interest that you ended up paying on it.  You know what you need on your wedding day to make it a success; forget adding some extra dancers or a harpist if you can’t afford it.

Make a Schedule

Make a schedule for the day of your wedding, and stick with it.  Make sure that in your schedule you allot a lot of time for yourselves to get from place to place.  If you think that something will take you half an hour, give yourself 45 minutes to an hour.  You’ll be glad you did!

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