Magnificent Moments Monday on the Kayce Stork Photography blog is here again!
It breaks my heart when a bride calls me in a panic, or worse when she tells me she’s just ready to throw in the planning towel. I so wish the wedding planning process was always an easy process, but I’m a wedding photographer and I know that’s not always the case!
I strongly recommend a wedding planner because they will help so much with taking the stress away, but if you are taking the load on yourself, I have some recommendations below!
3 Simple Tips to Help Take the Stress Out of Planning a Wedding
1. Learn to say no
Planning a wedding is exciting and fun but it can also be one of the busiest times of your life. If you don’t want to end up being a nervous wreck a week before your big day, learn to prioritize and say no to any new commitments that would take away from other important wedding-related tasks. It’s really ok to say no every now and then.
2. Become the queen of organization
The more organized you are, the better your wedding planning experience will be. Keep a digital copy of all of your important documents, contracts, and information in one file on your computer so that you can easily refer back to them when you need to. If you want to be able to bring important documents along to meetings with vendors, you can always create a wedding binder that contains all of the information you need. Plus it makes for a great backup copy too.
3. Have a little fun
There’s no need for you to be a frazzled bride. Take out your calendar and schedule a few fun days in-between all of your planning. Make fun and laughter a priority in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Sometimes it’s important to come back down to earth and remember why you’re choosing to marry your partner and that trying to control every single aspect of your day is only going to leave you wishing it was over. Go out and enjoy an afternoon with the girls where you don’t talk about the wedding at all.