If you’re engaged and planning your own wedding or helping to plan someone else’s, you already know just how stressful the entire experience can be. There are so many expenses to think about and you have to make sure all of the vendors you want are available on the correct date(s). Planning a wedding can become so stressful, in fact, that many couples end up opting to just elope instead because it’s so much easier!
But it’s definitely possible to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank or giving yourself and your future spouse a giant headache! Here are 3 ways you can adjust your lifestyle when planning a wedding to make things easier on yourself.
Staying organized is a big and important part of wedding planning and will help make the entire process much less stressful for everyone. You may not think you need to get started early, but in actuality the earlier you begin the planning process the better. Purchase a specialized notebook or planner so that you can write down everything that needs to get done and make sure to prioritize the things that need to be done more quickly.
For example, ordering a dress and a suit is one of the tasks you should try to take care of early on because you will likely need alterations and want to make sure you have plenty of time before the wedding date to ensure that everything fits correctly.
Other things, such as securing a venue – should also be made priority. Even something as simple as hiring a wedding photographer or someone to film your wedding can be a challenge because these types of vendors’ schedules can book up very quickly!
If you keep all of this organized, you’ll have a much less stressful time making all of your wedding plans come together.
Communicating well with your future spouse as well as anyone else in your life who’s involved in your wedding is great advice because it’ll help to reduce hurt feelings, arguments, or any other conflicts that are unfortunately common during the wedding planning process. Make sure to talk to your fiancé regularly about your wants and needs, not just about the wedding itself but beyond that as well and you’ll already be on the path to a long and happy marriage.
Even if you plan to have a small and inexpensive wedding, costs can add up rather quickly. Save money by getting an extra job on the side or picking up extra shifts at your day job and be sure to put this money away in a “wedding fund”.
You could also consider quitting a habit such as smoking or drinking to save extra money to put toward your wedding. Once the wedding bills start piling up, you’ll be glad you did!