Staying ahead of wedding planning surprises

Staying ahead of wedding planning surprises


Planning a wedding can have you come across plenty of surprises, being prepared for them in advance will have you see in advance what is coming your way. Remember what you plan on paper is going to see variations, the more flexible you are the less you will be stressed out.

The degree of difficulty in sourcing materials, vendors and services remain the same for anytime of wedding.  Planning a casual wedding would take the same type of effort and time. Unfortunately there isn’t a default setting here as there a plenty of factors such as time of the year, your likes, your dislikes when it comes to setting out a causal or even an over the top wedding customized wedding.

When you think of it, did you notice your close friends shrug when you missed a day out with friends citing that you were picking out the flowers for the wedding or your home has now turned into a library of wedding catalogues, sample folders and wedding material? Take a step back, planning has its stresses and going overboard or obsessing about with your friends and family will be a little too much that what they can handle.

Being able to express your thoughts and ideas to your planner or vendors have your do less of duplication in work, making them to be able to source the right requirements that matches your tastes.  Often in the process ideas change every now and them, finalizing on a theme or venues or flowers after clarity with pictures, videos or references will avoid everyone wandering down the wrong road

You will those tin-winy  moments when you will cry due to the stress of things when things aren’t going as planned or the planning is not how it should have been.  Letting things play out and let it go is the best way forward.  You families would add to the stress of wedding planning with their own difficulties, and keeping calm will see you sail through.

Building a buffer to the weddings budget will take care of the last minute unavoidable expense and climate panic. Allocating a 3%-5% buffer to the budget at the start of the planning will not have you worried just in case you need to spend on additional expense

There often comes a point where you feel that your fiancé isn’t very interested in the planning process and you seem to be the only one doing all the heavy lifting. Truth be told he is but he just does want to make a big deal about it. Certain decisions like choosing the color or picking out the flowers would be better simply taken by you.  The music that the bands play or the bar menu or maybe even the honeymoon is what you could delegate at the beginning of the wedding planning. Taking it a step at a time would mean that you fiancé will slowly take on handling the other aspects that need to be looked into.

The co-worker saying “the band isn’t great” or the uncle saying “these dates don’t cut it”, well, there are plenty of opinions flying around and also a lot of advice, so of which you may like and some of which you may not.  Keeping away from the negative chatter and using their positivity to good use in planning the wedding pays off.

The bridezilla moment is an exception you can’t make or sometimes can’t avoid. The good news is that it has happened to almost every bride, you are going to look back at it and have a hearty laugh.