Your wedding should be the one of the happiest days of your life, but it can also be the most stressful. It isn’t so much the day itself, but the build up – all that worry and fretting about planning, money and the weather. It’s no good to anyone if we’re all honest with ourselves.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with a little stress here and there – it’[s great motivation to get things done. But surely there’s an easier way to deal with things? Well, perhaps there is. Read this guide and see if any of these ideas can work for you.
In essence, your wedding boils down to a few simple things. The preparation, a stag and hen party, the dress, the ceremony, and big old party. Everything else is fluff, and although you can add a horse-drawn carriage here or a trip to Las Vegas there, none of it is really necessary. Concentrate on getting those five things right, and people will have a great time. Regardless of whether you give them a five-course meal from A Michelin chef or a hog roast. Let’s look at each of those things one by one.
The easiest way of organizing your wedding is to hand over the reins to a wedding planner. They will take care of everything for you, and work with you to make your big day as personalised and perfect as you want. A good wedding planner will understand what you want and make it happen under your budget. You will still have control of what happens while they do all the work for you.
The stag and hen parties
Stag and hen parties are traditionally organised by the best man and chief bridesmaid, but it can still be a stressful occasion for both of you. And, if you are in the midst of wedding planning hell, it can be an unwelcome distraction. So, if your chosen friends couldn’t organise a drinking session in a brewery, outsource it! There are plenty of companies out there that can keep your stag or hen do on track and ease the pain for your best man and bridesmaids. Head over to stagit for a good example. They also have a sister site for hen parties.
The wedding dress can cause an untold amount of problems. First, there’s finding the right one – and no matter how confident you are that you know what you want, you will find it tough to make a decision. Your best bet is to treat it as a day out. Have some fun, and keep the mood light. You will find it easier to come to a decision, and it won’t seem like a millstone hanging around your neck. Always go for something you feel comfortable in, regardless of what your mother says.
The ceremony and reception
If you want a stress-free day, then think about having these two things separated entirely. The more people that are at your ceremony, the more hassle it’s going to be to get everyone back to the reception. You will need to be married on church soil or indoors with a legal representative. But, there’s nothing stopping you from doing your bit for the law and then having a lighter, more fun ceremony at the reception location. In terms of the party, this day is about two of you- not hundreds of other guests. Concentrate on that, and you will feel less stressed about pleasing other people. Have a great day, and we wish you a fruitful and long-lasting partnership!