If you are reading this and coincidentally are soon to be married, congratulations! Wedding planning can be so much fun, but it can also be challenging to know exactly where to start and what you need to keep in mind.
This is why we've come up with
Get an expert involved
Planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking, so it is worth getting an expert involved at the outset.
This could be anything from a professional wedding planner, to a reliable online resource to a trusted friend or family member. Go for whatever works best for you and you feel the most comfortable with.
An expert will be able to talk you through all of the elements that you will need to explore, from looking at wedding ceremony options through to the best catering companies to approach. They will have tips and tricks to share with you, recommendations that they are keen to impart and you can ask for their opinions on every aspect of the planning process.
Make a list of the key components
You will want to make a list of the key components and then create a plan for working on each area.
It is worth noting down all that you need to plan for, and then an ideal deadline date to have arranged each individual item.
Within that list, think about where you will be going for your quotes and note down your findings.
You will soon have a notebook or spreadsheet full of ideas, dates and prices to help to keep you on track.
Look after yourself
Planning a wedding is exciting, but it can also be stressful at times. This is why we would recommend that you remain mindful of your mental and physical health.
Many people go on a huge health kick or weight loss plan when they have their wedding on the horizon. This can be good in some cases, but do ensure that you look at all round positive lifestyle changes that you can make and ensure that you go for a well-balanced approach.
Take time out regularly to do things other than working and wedding planning, to give yourself a break. Go and do whatever it is that you love to do to unwind, whether it be curling up with a good book or a night out with your friends. You will need to step away from it from time to time.
Don’t lose sight of the end game
With so many details to plan, decisions to make and elements to pay for, it can be all too easy to become completely absorbed by the wedding. It is a fun time, enjoy every second of it, but don’t lose sight of the end game.
You are planning a wedding to mark the rest of your life with your partner. Your wedding is your first day of married life, and it is your marriage that it worth focusing on and chatting through how that will work and how happy that will make you. Plan things in for after your honeymoon that are fun and exciting, to prevent a case of the post-wedding blues.