You’re getting married! You’re super excited, but with all the excitement, planning can become stressful. You want your wedding to be stress-free. I totally understand that! I am a very laidback person who prefers a stress free day. I do not easily become stressed, but even when I thought I could plan my own wedding, I became extremely stressed in the final days of planning. I do not want that for you. So here are some tips to make your wedding day stress-free.
Hire a Planner
If you can, the first thing you should do is hire a planner. If you have a good planner, they can utilize all your ideas and make it the best possible day ever with you not having to worry about contacting or finding vendors. They do pretty much everything for you. If you can’t hire a planner at the beginning or you don’t want to because you love doing everything yourself (My wedding lol), you should at least hire a day of coordinator because you can not monitor every part of your day when you are actually participating in the day (Getting ready, getting portraits done, walking down the aisle, eating at the reception). Believe me, if you don’t have someone there to help you (Even a family member or friend could coordinate if you can’t pay for someone), you will be so worried throughout the day, and I don’t want you to worry. I want to be relaxed and enjoying your day. The day is all about celebrating you and you fiancé. If you are worried about other things, it takes the focus off you and your fiancé and the moment you are sharing together.
Write everything down ahead of time
Time to get organized. This helped me a lot. If you don’t have a planner especially, write down a list of everything you need in a google document and save pictures under it. The pictures can be how you want it to look, or your vendor options. I recommend putting the contact info of each vendor near the picture and if you are deciding between multiple vendors, delete the vendor’s picture as you narrow it down. In the end, you will be left with pictures representing your final choices which will help you truly picture your day For example:
Save all of your vendor’s contact information
You want to know who is contacting you and you want to be able to contact them easily without searching through a bunch of emails.
Send out your invites EARLY
You can send them as early as you want, but I recommend 3 months in advance. Some people have to know ahead of time because certain jobs require them to request off months in advance. You do not want to wait too late because some invites get lost in the mail or take months to reach certain areas for whatever reason. You want to know as soon as possible if people are coming so you can tell your caterers.
Make sure your vendors are paid in advance
You don’t want to worry about payments during your wedding. This day is all about you and your fiance. Not your vendors 😊.
Do some relaxation exercises. People get nervous on wedding days, I don’t want you to let your nerves get to you. Everything will be okay and remember I’m here for if you need anything before your wedding or during your wedding