5 Expert Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding
Planning a wedding is stressful, whether you opt for a big fairytale wedding or a small ceremony, there are always going to be elements of wedding planning which can cause stress and worries for even the calmest of brides or grooms.
However, wedding planning doesn’t have to be so stressful that you are unable to enjoy the process. After all, you are making plans for what should be the happiest day of your life, so you should be able to have a little fun with it! Why not consider these tips to help take some of the stress out of planning that special day.
Delegate Responsibilities - You Don’t Have to do Everything!
It can be easy to become overwhelmed with everything you have to do when planning your wedding. You probably have a to-do list longer than your arm with every day presenting a new challenge or task to tick off.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret though; you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Obviously, your future spouse should be shouldering some of the responsibilities, but you can also delegate tasks to members of your wedding party or other close members of your family and friends. Whether it’s posting the invitations, making DIY favours, or wrangling RSVPs from your most stubborn guests, you can delegate to the best man, maid of honour or anyone else who you trust to get the job done.
Be Realistic About What You Can DIY
When it comes to weddings, DIY elements can be a popular way of saving money. However, they are likely to take up a lot more of your time than if you were to simply purchase these elements.
Taking on more than you are able to actually get done is a quick way to get stressed, so try to be realistic about what you can and can’t do. In some cases, you may find that you really don’t save much money at all by doing things yourself, so try to prioritise which things you would like to do yourself and don’t pile on too much to your already huge to-do list.
Always Have a Plan B
Sadly, things don’t always go to plan on the big day, but that doesn’t have to spell disaster. In fact, the imperfections are often the things that make the day so memorable. Having said that, it’s always a good idea to have a plan for if the big things go wrong. One of the most obvious things that could go wrong is the weather, so do you have a plan for what to do if the heavens open and your white wedding turns into a wet wedding?
Having an emergency backup plan will help to keep you calm in the lead up to your wedding day, and if something should go wrong on the day, you can stay calm, confident that you have a good plan b to use.
Take a Step Back Every Now and Then
When you are in the throes of wedding planning, it can be easy to lose track of the big picture. Rather than getting bogged down in colour swatches, table plans and timetables, make sure to take a step back every now and then to remind yourself which details are truly important.
If things start to get a little overwhelming it can be helpful to think about what you are going to remember about the day a few years down the line. Of course, all the little details are important and can really add that personal touch, but if you run out of time for some of the smaller details or they’re not quite how you pictured them, try not to worry too much as these are not the things you’ll remember in a few years when you look back on your big day.
Find a Venue That Supports Your Wedding Dreams
Planning your dream wedding is a whole lot easier when you have people on your team to help you bring it all to life and a great venue will provide you with exactly that. At the Daffodil Hotel, when we host a wedding, we really do want to help every couple make their wedding dreams a reality.
While we offer simple packages, we are incredibly flexible and are happy to be accommodating for whatever your imagination can dream up!
If you would like to find out more about getting married at Daffodil Hotel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you bring your wedding dreams to life.