In an ideal world, you and your fiancé would be able to take a month off from your respective jobs and be able to spend that time planning each separate element of your wedding down to the finest detail.
However, this isn’t possible in reality and wedding planning needs to be fitted in around your other commitments. Here’s a few tips to make the wedding planning process a little easierand less stressful.
Share the Tasks Between You
As a busy couple who have a great deal of professional and personal responsibilities, planning a wedding takes even more organization and forward-planning.
Therefore, one of the first things that’s strongly advisable to do is to sit down together with a notepad and pen and allocate each wedding task to either yourself or your partner. For example, one of you might be responsible for creating the wedding invitations or perhaps even a wedding website, and you can learn more about doing that here. Naturally, some of the choices are to be made jointly, such as picking the wedding venue, so make sure you have a third column for these joint tasks.
Better still, as the bride and groom, it’s also more than acceptable to ask friends and family members if they can help with certain tasks and when it comes to your hen and stag dos, let your friends take care of those too!
Book the Venue Early
Even though, naturally, you and your soon-to-be spouse’s wedding is going to be the party of the century, there are always going to be lots of other people planning their own wedding at the same time, so you must book your venue early.
When looking at a beautiful and opulent rustic countryside venue, such as Hanbury Wedding Barns, it’s even more important to secure your booking, as such attractive wedding venues are always the first choice for many.
When looking for the perfect venue, to save yourself some valuable time, you should try to do the vast majority of your research and enquiries online and to help you with this, here’s a list of important things to remember:
- Stick to the decided-upon budget and don’t deviate from it
- Consider space and capacity carefully
- If choosing an outdoor venue, ensure there’s an indoor alternative in case the weather is poor
- Seek out recommendations and reviews
- Keep an open mind and enjoy the search
Remember It’s All About You!
So many brides and grooms get stressed and frustrated with wedding planning because they’re trying to keep everyone happy, from wanting to ensure they’re paying the photographer enough, to making sure that guests have something to do between the day and the evening reception.
It’s often said that, after months and probably years of planning, the actual wedding day goes by in a flash, so to make the most of the day and be present and in the moment, also find some time, even if it’s just five minutes here and there, to be alone with your new spouse.
Exchange your wedding day gifts later on during the reception, when you can see each other’s reactions, have more than just your first dance song as a time to dance together and even consider having a ‘sweethearts’ table during the meal where you can enjoy some time alone.