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Dream Tips: Stress-Free Wedding Planning

Congratulations, you’re getting married! Now what? Planning for the best day of your life can be stressful and requires a lot of time researching and organizing details that seem to never end. As your day gets closer, last-minute decisions can easily become overwhelming. So we’ve rounded up a list of stress-free wedding planning tips. Ready, set, plan!

Hire a planner

First things first! Hiring someone who does this for a living is an absolute guarantee of making your life less stressful. Leading up to the big day a planner can take care of scheduling meetings with vendors, coordinate billing, creating the day’s timeline and more. On the day of they’ll be there to handle all the logistics like what time the florist arrives and will make sure everything runs smoothly. The more help you can have in bringing together the flow of the day, the less worry you’ll have. After all, it is your day, so you’ll want to enjoy it.

Dream Team Wedding Planners

Have a vision

You might be someone who has had a secret Pinterest board for years before you were engaged (it’s okay, admit it) or maybe you’ve dreamed of your wedding day for as long as you can remember but haven’t really put a lot of thought into the specific details yet. Either way take some time to think about how you want your wedding day to look and feel. If you ever feel overwhelmed when you’re in full planning mode, go back to your original vision to keep you on track.

Alyssa and Barrett
Unplugged Ceremony Sign

Be Flexible & Prioritize

It’s no secret that one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding is the budget. It’s important to prioritize what’s most important to you as couple. Discuss with your future spouse and those contributing to your wedding how important certain things are to you. What are your top three must-haves as a couple?

You might not be able to fit specialty chairs into the budget, but what about prioritizing the head table or the sweetheart table? Being flexible and prioritizing will help you focus and let the little things roll off your shoulders.

Neutral Wedding Reception Table Setting

Delegate

As much as we like to think we can handle everything ourselves, sometimes we have to admit when help is essential. Don’t try to do it all. If you’re artistic and creative absolutely DIY, but know your limits. Taking on too much can be overwhelming, so pick something that is the most important to you and let the professionals handle the rest.

If you’re planning on having a wedding party, when they ask if they can help, let them! Have a dedicated point person for things like hosting pre-wedding events and arranging wedding day attire.

Emily Getting Ready
Emily Holding Bouquet

set some boundaries

Let’s be honest, everyone and their mom will have an opinion about your wedding day. Planning can be difficult when there are so many people voicing their ideas. So set some boundaries for yourself and your spouse, because it’s your day. While it’s hard to say no, you don’t want to regret picking things that were someone else’s two cents.

Alyssa and Barrett with Wedding Party

Take care of yourself

Eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep will help you feel your best and maintain your energy levels, so you aren’t exhausted leading up to your wedding day. Dedicate free time for yourself that doesn’t involve wedding planning. Try yoga or going for walks to decompress.

Remember why you’re doing this

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. Even when there are stressful moments and high expectations, at the end of the day all that matters is the love you share with your soon-to-be spouse.

Kristen + Gabe Wedding
Kristen + Gabe Wedding