We know how stressful planning a wedding can be. There is so much to think about and so much to organise organise it can sometimes be overwhelming. We’ve got some top tips that will help you regain focus.
1. Enjoy the Planning The build up doesn’t have to be super stressful. The secret to this is making sure you do everything in plenty of time. So if you want handmade personal touches, make sure you do this earlier and enjoy the process, rather than rushing to do it last minute (and I would highly advise that you don’t make confetti cones the night before you get married - not that one of us did this, right?).
2. Relax & Treat yourself
A few days before the wedding can get quite stressful with final meetings, making sure all your decorations are ready and all suppliers know what they are doing.
It is easy to get caught up and forget you are supposed to be enjoying this time. Make sure you schedule time for a massage or facial if that is what you like, or take a relaxing bath or read your favourite book to relax and unwind.
2. The Bride & Groom Come First If there’s one day to be selfish it is definitely your wedding day! Make sure all the decisions around the day are based on what you and your partner want to do, after all it’s your day! First and foremost this is a day to celebrate the love you have for each other, focus on this and not pleasing your family and friends - they should be happy if you’re happy!
4. Smart & Savvy Budgeting
Make a list of what is important to you and prioritise where you want to spend your budget.
For Faye, she didn’t want to spend money on wedding cars, she’s not a car person and she felt no one was going to see her arrive anyway. So instead they put ribbons on their own cars, as we would need them at the venue anyway to get home the next day. For someone else cars might be really important, they might be making an entrance at a Church or just be a lover of cars.
Prioritising means that you can spend more money on areas that are more important to you, and not on other things that others may feel is important.
5. Get Super Organised Whether that is using spreadsheets, a wedding planning book or both (like us!) it is much less stressful when you have everything in one place. When you can easily find your budget sheet, contact details for your guests and suppliers, what’s complete and what needs to be done you will find yourself flying through the planning easily. Start booking things early. Now more than ever after these crazy times, suppliers are booked up for years in advance. If you want a certain venue or supplier then it is definitely recommended to book them early to avoid any disappointment.
6. Send Wedding Stationery with plenty of time
We recommend sending your save the dates as soon as you have booked your venue, this gives everyone plenty of time to be organised and allows everyone to know that you have booked it. It is best to order and start the process for your invites with around 6 months to go which gives you plenty of time for design, personalisation and printing. We then would advise that you send them out with around 3 months to go, which gives you enough time to ring around everyone that doesn’t RSVP in time. On the day stationery can be ordered around 3 months in advance. The table plan needs to be left till 2 weeks before as this is something that is likely to change even at very short notice unfortunately, but needs enough time to be printed and delivered. We can hold printing until needed on all orders including our pre-designed collections and bespoke designs, just let us know.