Til Stress do us part…. My guide to dealing with stressful wedding planning!

In the books and movies, planning a wedding is pretty big deal, right?

And it can also look pretty effortless with wedding planners to organise everything and there is obviously no budget to adhere to – well True Beauties, in the real world and for me… It’s not been as ‘fairytale’ as I had imagined so far.

Can we just take a minute to appreciate the amount of detail that goes into every wedding to have ever taken place – past brides, I take my hat off to you!

You’ve got to pick the photographer, your flowers, your napkins, the right font for your invitations, and all the while trying to figure out how on earth you’re going to deal with the issue of certain people not getting invitations because you are on a budget. It’s enough to make a bride break out in hives – which I have (several times so far)!

We have decided to get married in Dominican Republic in 2019 so not too long to wait (and just enough time to plan) – plus, two weeks with sea and white sand to look forward to – bonus. It is by far the cheaper option to get married abroad but maybe not any less stressful.

Plan a wedding abroad they said – it’ll be fun they said!

 

So, brides-to-be, here is my advice on how to survive the wedding planning: (When I feel like it’s all getting too much or I feel too stressed, I go over these four points in my head) 

 

1.   Wine – and lots of it! 

Just kidding, but make sure you have ‘me time’ away to de-stress so you can go back to the wedding planning refreshed and motivated. It will make all the difference – I promise!

 

2.   Remember – it’s you getting married.

Don’t forget that it’s your wedding and you won’t be able to please everyone – so do what is going to make your day extra special – without worrying about everyone else.

 

3.   Don’t forget date night… and cut out the wedding talk.

I personally need to work on this one a little bit (ok, maybe a lot!) But I know that now more than ever, it is important to continue spending time as a couple enjoying our engagement without letting the wedding take over our lives. It’s also important to remember why you are planning your wedding in the first place – it sounds silly but you can be so consumed with planning your wedding that you forget the real reason of why you’re doing it – to make that commitment and spend the rest of your life with the one you love. It’s important to go out, have fun and forget about the wedding every once in a while!

 

4.   Remember – there is no right and wrong when it comes to your wedding.

You will probably have been told that you need to do this or that but when it comes down to it – there is no right or wrong way of doing things. You need to have your wedding however you want. Do what you want, stick to your own budget, and don’t let anyone tell you any different. Smile, nod and breathe! At the end of the day, if your wedding day is just how you want it – it’s exactly the way it should be!

 

I would love to hear any tips or advice you all have for wedding planning!

Drop a comment below or email me at shannonboyle11@icloud.com

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