Hands up if you’re a bride-to-be and completely stressed out about planning your wedding. The whole process involves a million and one decisions. Finding a suitable venue, deciding what food you want served, choosing a wedding car, the list goes on. There’s so much to organise before the big day. Just thinking about it kinda makes you wanna call off the whole thing, right? Okay, that was a joke. Please don’t. We’ll get through this together.
Brides, no one expects you to do it all on your own. Any seasoned planner will tell you that you should never be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help doesn’t mean you let others decide for you. It only means delegating tasks (which we’re obviously big fans of!) to make the wedding planning process a lot less stressful. The final decisions should still rest on you and your groom.
Okay, this one might be a little bit tricky. I’m sure we’ve all heard horror stories of couples arguing with their parents over wedding decisions. So, do enter this arena cautiously and at your own discretion. In all seriousness, it wouldn’t do much harm to minimally consult them for support and advice. You would still wanna show your respect and appreciation to the ones who raised you. Ask for their opinions or ideas every now and who knows, maybe they will be able to provide an alternative solution you would have never thought of!
Since he is also getting married, your husband-to-be should be involved in major decisions as well. It could be the venue, date, budget. A wedding reflects the couple’s personality, so let your groom chime in on details he’s comfortable with. You know what his interests or strong suits are so share that burden of planning your big day together. I mean, through thick and thin, in good times and bad right? Theres no “i” in team and neither is there any in wedding planning. Okay fine, there’s 2 but you get what we’re saying.
Family and Friends
It’s not the best idea to overload your planning squad with too many people. Too many cooks spoils the broth and all that. We’ve all gone through group work during our school days. Remember how you grouped together with 5 of your best friends and it all culminated in a bad piece of work and friendships lost (oops). Let’s not relive that experience shall we. So this time round, pick out just 1 – 2 friends or family members. You can rely on this group of confidantes to help you out with the details of your wedding. Also, because they know you so well, they can be brutally honest with you. Whether that be agreeing with some of your choices or letting you know that you’re slowly transforming into a bridezilla.
The Internet (thank you Pinterest) has given us a whole host of ideas for weddings. The downside of course is the excess of information on hand and knowing how to make sense of it all – making the planning process seem more complicated and time-consuming. Wedding planners are needed more than ever, to help a couple navigate the vast world of wedding vendors. It’s important to find one who understands your vision for your wedding. Their services may include event planning and management, finding a venue, sourcing suppliers, and giving creative advice. You can request your wedding planner to do as much or as little as you want.
Wedding planning is a lot of work. Doing the whole process with people you can trust will save you a lot of time, and reward you with a one-of-a-kind wedding that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. If you’re still on the look out for a wedding planner, check out Delegate’s current roster. Happy planning!