Wedding Planning Made Easy
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Wedding Planning Made Easy

Wedding planning – equal parts excitement and disdain. It’s a day that, mentally, you spend a lifetime planning but, when it comes to doing it for real, the entire process is enough to send any couple into a stress-fuelled frenzy.

With numerous arrangements to make, suits and dresses to fit and guests to invite, it is little wonder why planning the big day is regarded as one of the most stressful things anyone will ever do. Even leaving everything in the hands of one party to plan doesn’t help stress levels (we have all see Don’t Tell the Bride, after all), and just because it is a small wedding doesn’t mean things will be any easier.

So, how do you make wedding planning easy? Well, let me tell you…

Two people sat planning at a table. With paper, pens and electronic items around them.

Delegation, Delegation, Delegation

Delegate! Make use of friends and family as they will only be more than happy to help out where they can (at least they should be). Parents, bridesmaids and the best man should be your first port of call to help with making arrangements and picking up essentials – not only do they feel more involved with your big day, it’s another thing less to worry about.

Events such as the hen and stag-do shouldn’t be something for the bride and groom to worry about organising, either. That’s what the bridesmaids and best man are there for – to give you a night that you will never forget (or remember) without you even having to lift as much as a finger in the process.

One aspect that can easily be overlooked when planning a wedding is catering. It’s one of the main expenses of a wedding, as well as a major time consumer. Place one or two people who you trust to be organised in charge of catering.

Pick a Venue with an Experienced Events Team

The wedding venue is the first thing that engaged couples look for when it comes to planning the big day. Certainly, the most important piece of the puzzle, picking the right venue can literally make or break your wedding.

A venue, though, should be much more than simply a venue; more than an empty room that you have for the day to do with what you will. The right wedding venue will come complete with an experienced team that will be on hand to pick up some of the slack of helping to plan your day from the moment you pay the deposit until the DJ has played the last song of the night.

Granted, venues that offer events teams can cost more than simply hiring out space, but it is more than worth the time and hassle it will save. Log on to http://www.goosedale.uk/wedding-venue/ for a good example of what to look for in your wedding venue.

Wedding Rings sat on a paper pad with a yellow rose and other flowers in the background

Keep Your Colour Scheme Simple

It is commonplace for weddings to a have a colour scheme with which the couple will decorate their venue to be complemented by attire worn on the day. To save headaches for you and everyone else involved, elect for a simple and plain colour scheme – such as yellow or blue for example – that is easy to follow and coordinate. This will make finding decorations, clothes and accessories in the relevant colours much easier to find, meaning that the chances of having someone, or something, stick out like a sore thumb in those all-important wedding pictures are considerably lower.

Allow Ample Time to Plan

There is a reason why many couples allow a year or two to plan a wedding, and it is because trying to cram everything into such a small space of time is a nightmare (again, look at Don’t Tell the Bride). Not only does allowing a year or two give adequate time to slowly plan your big day, it also allows you to save up as weddings are not cheap!

As stressful as wedding plan may be, it should also be one of the most exciting times in your life as it marks an important landmark. Don’t rush this and enjoy it because, remember, good things come to those who wait.

*This is a collaborative post.

This article has 22 comments

  1. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    These are some great tips. We had a very small wedding, so thankfully I didn’t have much planning to do. I think if I had a huge wedding, I probably would have hired a planner.

  2. Jessica Taylor

    I can’t wait to share this with my best friend! She got engaged for Christmas !

  3. Joan Cajic

    These are really great tips, if only I could do it all over again. I planned my wedding in three weeks I know crazy but I managed and went a little crazy in the process. It’s nice to have some help and delegating is the best thing to do.

  4. corinne & kirsty

    I am not getting married anytime soon but the more I know before, the better prepared i’l be for sure! And I do get that planning is the most stressful!

  5. Fatima Torres

    Planning a wedding seems like such hard work, but it can definitely be fun. We planned two within two years. Our first was rushed.

  6. Ben Willgruber

    I’ll probably never plan a wedding but I often ask myself why it stresses people out so much. It seems so easy from the outside but I guess it probably isn’t. I still can’t figure out how it should be the couples’ happiest day and they still cannot do everything they want to do because of stubborn families etc. Omg just thinking about it makes me happy I’ll never have to go through it (probably).

  7. Amber Myers

    This is good to keep in mind if you’re having a proper wedding. I just got married in a courthouse, and I’m so glad I did. I wouldn’t be able to handle the details and such. And the cost. No thanks! I’d rather save the money.

  8. Amber Myers

    I have never planned a wedding but if I do I am definitely hiring someone who knows what they are doing and like you said is an experienced events team. It must be stressful planning a wedding so having ample time to plan would definitely help x

  9. Rose

    Ahhh, those wedding prepping days are long gone for me. Yes good things come to those who wait but, the wedding is over before you know it. Live in the moment, know what’s really important and don’t sweat the small stuff.

  10. Marie Goldstein

    Ahh this all sounds stressful! Sounds like you really know what you’re talking about. Bookmarking this for future use 😉

  11. Silvia Martinez

    Great tips! I remember that when I was planning mine I needed help and I didn’t have family close to help me so my fiancee and I visited the hotel where we wanted to celebrate and allow them to do all the work. Better decision ever! We just needed to book the church and buy the flowers.

  12. Aditi

    I have seen many people take the help of event planners and similar agencies and units. It’s good to take help when you can. I like the idea of keeping the theme and colour scheme simple too. Cheers!!

  13. Emmanuel Damian

    Event planners can be very helpful but at the end of the day, it’s still the couple that will really take care of everything. That is based from my own experience. It can be really stressful but really worth it.

  14. Aishwarya Shenolikar

    All these tips are so simple yet brilliant! Loved your inputs on wedding planning! 🙂

  15. Heidi

    I have three daughters, so I’ll be planning three weddings at some point. I think simplicity is the way to go. I hope my daughters agree!

  16. LavandaMichelle

    These are some awesome tips. I can’t wait to share these tips with my sister. She got engaged on new years eve.

  17. Blair villanueva

    These are great points, simialr to hosting other kinds of adult party. Does kids are authomatically invited when your guests have kiddos?

  18. Kiwi

    I been in two weddings back to back 2016 and 2017 and they are stressful. I know its a lot of work aleady so thanks for mapping how to make it easier.

  19. Wildish Jess

    I tried planning my wedding over and over but it became too much work. I decided not to do it! lol

  20. miljance93mommysup

    Oh. my wedding was really stressful too…

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