22 Mar 7 WAYS TO ELIMINATE STRESS FROM YOUR WEDDING
BOOKING YOUR LI WEDDING LIMO AND OTHER HELPFUL HINTS
Your wedding day is quickly approaching, and the stress is starting to pile on. It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, and you’re going to want to enjoy every minute of it, but the real fun comes in planning the event. Sure, there’s a lot to consider when planning your wedding, from booking the LI wedding limo to the pink satin bows on the church pews, but the ultimate goal is to have a good time with your friends and family, not regret saying yes to the proposal!
It’s important that you follow these 7 ways to eliminate your wedding prep stress and ensure that you have a successful event you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and not a horrible 9 months leading up to the big event that you’ll regret.
#1 – ASK FOR HELP
There’s no shame in asking people for help while planning your wedding. Sure, there will always be someone to offer, but you also don’t have to take everyone’s help. For example, if you have a cousin that thinks she knows everything about floral arrangements, but you just aren’t impressed, don’t feel obligated to toss her the work. Instead, tell her you don’t want to bother her with that task since she’ll be a bridesmaid. Problem solved and everyone’s happy!
#2 – BOOK EARLY
When you’ve decided on a date for your big day, go ahead and book everything you can as soon as possible. There are a lot of details to work out, and it’s going to take you some time to get it all down, but try and book your venue as soon as possible. Once that’s covered, you can focus on booking the caterer, the florist, the invitations, the band, and your wedding limousine service.
#3 – DELEGATE
Assign tasks to people. If you want little tied bows on each invitation, hand that off to a bridesmaid to cover. They’re there to help you, and they’ll consider it a privilege that you trust them with something important. Don’t hand off tasks that you don’t feel comfortable giving people, but for your smaller tasks, it’s important that you not crowd your plate.
#4 – TELL THE GROOM WHAT TO DO
Let’s face it, the groom’s main focus is the bride and making sure she is taken care of. In order to keep things running smoothly you should give him a list of things to do, but present it to him in a fun way. You don’t want to establish yourself as a control freak, but you also want to make sure that things get done. Give him reminders to go for tux fittings, purchase groom’s men’s gifts, and show up at the church on time.
#5 – CHOOSE REPUTABLE VENDORS
Do your research. When you’re searching for the vendor, invitation printers, florists, and wedding limousine service, do research to see what others have to say about the vendor. People are brutally honest when they can hide behind the Internet, so they’ll usually give a very open opinion about the service. Do your research, ask your friends who have recently tied the knot, and check out social media sites for their interactions with others, and then base your decisions on those. Remember, when it comes to planning a wedding, go with your gut. It didn’t let you down in picking the groom!
#6 – KEEP IT SIMPLE
There’s no need to have a Kate Middleton wedding. There’s a reason that was a spectacle, and it’s because there was more than enough money to make it one. For your wedding, have fun with everything. Don’t feel like you have to go overboard to have the biggest and best wedding ever seen. Save money for the honeymoon or buying a house. You don’t have to have a huge elaborate wedding for it to be a good time. Your friends and family will make it fun.
#7 – SMALL GUEST LIST
Along the same lines as keeping it simple, there’s no rule that says you have to invite everyone you’ve ever met to your wedding. No need to send out a Facebook invite to your 1,500 friends, either. Instead, keep it to family and close friends. You’ll enjoy spending time with your guests rather than standing in a receiving line as if you were attending a funeral (which doesn’t help the whole comparing a wedding to a funeral argument), and really, you don’t want to shake all those hands and give hugs to everyone.