What to Do When Wedding Planning Gets Stressful
Planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting as well as stressful events in your life. Naturally, during the year you spend planning, a few things may go differently than expected. Below are some tips to help you navigate the planning process and move beyond the stressful parts.
Take a deep breath
In any moment that becomes stressful during the planning stages—whether it be an overstepping mother-in-law, an unavailable vendor, or the flowers you want aren’t going to be in season, it’s worth taking a moment to stop, take a step back, and reflect. In the scope of things, this will merely be another funny story to tell. Keep in mind that the longer you take to stress over something small, the less enjoyment you get out of the remainder of the planning process moving forward.
Your wedding planner has likely been where you are before and seen it a hundred times. And while every wedding is unique, there are so many similarities, including planning experiences, that you’re doing yourself an injustice not to get your planner’s opinion. When a conflict arises, look to the pros for advice and contact your planner and vendors to ask–is this worth freaking out over? Often, it isn’t, and their reassurance that things WILL get better because, well, they’ve seen it before, will give you peace of mind to move past this moment and get back to enjoying the planning process.
While it’s not ideal, there may come the point in the planning process where you have to give up something wanted due to timing or financial conflicts. As early as you can in the planning process, have a conversation with your fiancé about your priorities for the wedding day. If you determine your top 3 items early on, it’ll avoid disappointment later. For example, frequently, videographers are the last vendor to be selected, and if there’s no room left in the budget by that point, they’re not booked at all. If having video documentation of the wedding is a top priority to you, talk with your future spouse about what you could compromise to make it work, whether you adjust your appetizer options or flower selections, so you have room in the budget for the things that mean the most to you.
About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County. Over the past six years, Milestone has helped hundreds of couples simplify the venue selection process by providing clarity, predictability, and ultimately confidence for clients who work with them to evaluate wineries, ranches, and other locations for their private events.
After the venue selection process is complete, Milestone is also available to help produce events in a stress-reduced and highly professional manner. www.MilestoneEventsGroup.com