As a bride-to-be, you have a lot of planning to do this year. Between finding a photographer, booking a DJ, and choosing a menu to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions, the list seems never ending. As you start ruminating about all the things you and your fiancé need to do, we know that wedding planning stress levels increase. And when stress starts making this whole process miserable, it’s time to seek some resources.
We’ve compiled our three favorite tips and resources for decreasing your wedding planning stress. Because you should be excited for the big day, not counting down the days until it’s over!
1. Create a Wedding Website
Having a website for your wedding is a must. It’s the best way to help guests find all of your wedding information in one place. This saves you the trouble of answering the same questions over and over again (we all know this gets tiring after a year or more of wedding planning).
We personally love Zola. Their wedding checklist feature gives brides an timeline of when to complete each task. We also recommend The Knot as a wedding website builder. Along with building your wedding website, you can make a registry, order invitations, and utilize other wedding resources with both of these awesome websites!
2. Find Some Wedding Day Savings
Money is a huge stress factor when it comes to wedding planning. On one hand, you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day and on the other, you can’t justify spending thousands of dollars on just one day!
Obviously, this is where we come in! Happily Ever Borrowed offers high-end wedding accessories from the top wedding brands for a fraction of a price. Because let’s be honest, are you really ever going to wear your wedding veil again?
You can shop by style, accessory type, or designer. This way, you can easily find exactly what you’re looking for based on your personal style and budget. If you’re unsure what your style is, you can take our Bridal Style Quiz or have one of our stylists help you. You also can try on pieces before fully committing with our Send Before You Spend Box!
Need some other ideas for savings? Check out these 53 Ways to Save Money On Your Wedding!
3. Ask Family and Friends for Help
As the old saying goes “it takes a village.” Well, the same goes for planning a wedding! It’s not all on you to plan the big day. First, your fiancé should already be helping and most likely, they’ll want some input! Make sure you’re communicating with your partner and including them in all decisions (if they want to be!).
Next, don’t be afraid to reach out to close friends and family to help. Ask your maid of honor to plan the bachelorette party and help pick out the bridesmaid dresses. See if your parents can look into lodging options. Having your loved ones take over these smaller tasks will lift some of the burden off of you.
Remember, your wedding will be over in the blink of an eye, so why not enjoy the planning process? When you start feeling stressed, remember you’re not in this alone. This day doesn’t have to be perfect because, in the end, it’s all about the love you and your partner share. Need more tips & tricks? Read more on The Borrowed Blog!