If you are newly engaged, chances are wedding planning has become the center of your life. It is so easy to become overwhelmed when planning for your big day, even making the savviest planners feel worn out. You may even find yourself having to spend every weekend and most evenings with wedding planning details. To help combat the stress that coincides with planning for your big day, consider these tips.
Break it Up
Taking chunks of planning items and breaking them into doable list of items is one of the best ways to help alleviate the stress that comes along with all the wedding day details a new bride is responsible for. Small lists help make things less cumbersome, even keeping you sane during the months prior to your big day. Dedicate a calendar and work backwards, filling in deadlines and must-do list items. Once you have a big picture of what needs to be done, setting weekly to-do items can keep you from being too overwhelmed with wedding planning details.
Delegate Like a Pro
Friends and family are always asking, “What can I help with?” If you are lucky enough to have people in your life who are willing to help you out, take them up on the offer. This could include making appointments, comparing prices, and even looking for local florists. Don’t forget your soon-to-be husband as well. Delegating a honey-do list just for him is another great way to help him feel involved in the wedding planning process and save you from detail overdrive.
Make Notes Accessible
If you’re the type of bride that has endless notebooks, magazine clippings and a thousand pins from Pinterest, chances are you need to get organized! Going digital by downloading an app like Evernote, can help new brides stay sane by keeping everything in one location.
Give Yourself Rewards
One of the best ways to get things done is by rewarding yourself with a light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, the light at the end of the tunnel is inevitably your wedding day, but making short-term goals with small rewards can help keep you motivated. Think mani/pedi with the girls or a fun shopping day that doesn’t include wedding planning items!