When you get engaged, you naturally feel joy and anticipation. But getting engaged means planning a wedding. If you’re not careful, the details involved in wedding planning can become overwhelming.
Common Sources of Stress
There are so many things to plan: the date, the dress, the ceremony, the officiant, the wedding party, the food, the flowers, the music, and the venue.
These can all become a source of stress. You will want those details to be something other than a planning avalanche. You’ll want your wedding day to arrive with the assurance that everything will go according to your plans.
Here are some tips to help you survive the Wedding Planning Blues:
1. Prioritize the Tasks
Your wedding day will be a day you’ll remember your whole life. So, when you plan your special day, there’s no one better to choose its theme and to prepare all the details other than and most importantly, the two of you. Set aside time to discuss your wishes.
Once you’ve shared your wishes, develop a preliminary Wedding Wishlist. Once that list has been drafted, you should decide how to rank the importance of those wedding tasks.
2. Location, Location, Location
One detail that should top your list is choosing the venue. Deciding where to hold your wedding and reception will help you visualize the wedding day and better envision many other details.
At Connecticut Wedding Group, they give couples options like beautiful barn weddings. They help couples plan their weddings, and one of their most famous venues and favorites from couples is The Barns of Wesleyan Hills. It is definitely a perfect setting for your wedding day.
3. Plan the Best Place for Photos
You’ll also love bringing the wedding party to the picturesque waterfront for your wedding photos. Think how lovely you’ll look with the water as a backdrop.
And while we’re talking about barn weddings, The Barns of Wesleyan Hills combines the enchantment of their rustic countryside with the elegance of its unique setting. Inside the barn, you’ll also like to have a unique landscape that gives the aura of elegance from chandeliers, and linen curtains, to a delicious farm-to-table menu with an open bar and decadent desserts and coffee.
4. Set Realistic Expectations
Once you decide on your venue, consider a realistic event budget. If you’re financing the wedding yourself, you may need to pare down the frills or compromise on some details.
5. Delegate Some Tasks
Once you’ve finalized your Wishlist, you should share your plans with your families and friends. Some may help with finances or assume responsibility for tasks on the list. Their assistance can allow you to revise your budget. Once someone offers to help with one of the wedding tasks, you should discuss your preferences. Once you do, you should step away from that task and let them make it theirs.
6. Set Deadlines
Once you have your plan and location and know who is responsible for which tasks, decide when each job must be done. Set deadlines and keep them – so everything gets done on time.
7. Stay Organized
Once all the details are settled, put your Wishlist and timeline into an organized plan.
Keep it on your computer and share it with those helping you. When everyone has the same information and focus, it will be easier to stay on track.
8. Have Planning Meetings
You (and those who help you) need to get together during the waiting time to be sure you are keeping to the timeline and to see if any problems or new issues have emerged.
Your wedding is a work in progress. There may need to be changed along the way. Revising the plan doesn’t mean the wedding will be ruined. In the end, the new plans may improve the day.
9. Take a Break When Needed
You two don’t always have to discuss the wedding. You can agree to have dates when “no wedding talk is allowed.” Just keep your focus. Use your Wedding Wishlist as both a planning guide and an inspiration. When the planning overwhelms you, you can look at the Wishlist and remind yourself of what you’re working for. The most important thing to remember is the reason for your wedding: this day will begin your life together.
10. Consider a Wedding Planner
As you can see, there are many things to plan and consider. As an experienced, professional wedding planner, the Connecticut Wedding Group has worked with Connecticut couples for over 30 years. They not only have suggestions to save you time and money, but they’ll also listen to your Wishlist and help you make it a reality.
After all: it’s your day. Let them help you make all your Wedding Wishes come true.