- Get a Pinterest Board (or a collection of pictures)
2)Get a Detailed Planner
I love me some stationary. The best physical planner I have found is actually a Kickstart project! Called Passion Planner, it is the mother ship of all planners! I can balance my work/life and wedding planning scheduling, lists and goals all in one beautifully leather bound book! Throughout the planner there is inspirational quotes, doodle pages, notes pages, hour by hour time lines as well as a monthly overview! You can use this planner to schedule out x amount of hours a week to work on your wedding planning or x hours a day to go over things! According to WeddingWire the average couple spends 15 hours a week planning their wedding. Now. . to me this seems like a lot of time! I opted for a full service venue, so I have less overall vendors to deal with and can send one person an email and know it will be taken care of on all fronts! This shaves down a lot of mundane planning, recruiting and delegating! I took 2 months off from doing anything wedding related. I’m just shy of 6 ½ months out and I am already packing a tub with the personal décor that’s labeled for the set-up crew! Organization is key! Plan it out today I am going to tackle this project and only this. Done. Check. On to the next! No stress!
3)Make a Decision and Stick to It
When you find something that you love stick to it! I have changed my menu 4 times not so I am definitely guilty of not doing this. The crazy thing is all I have “changed” is a green veggie for a different green veggie. Crazy. I know, but I am finally happy with the menu, so I am putting a done on that and not even thinking about it again! I just kept dwelling on it even though I was really happy with the very first menu. Pinterest is a blessing while also a curse in the wedding planning process. You can give your floral designer and planners visual ideas so that you minimize communication errors, but you can also keep seeing so many things and get overwhelmed and question what you had originally loved to begin with! The best thing is to find a look that you love and say “create me something with this feel, but in my budget!” then don’t look at any more décor so you won’t question yourself!
Make sure to decide what is important to you (other than being married of course) whether it be the food, the décor, cake appearance and taste etc. and let that be what you do your in depth planning on! I’m not saying slack on your wedding planning, just make it a healthy balance set a day where it is date night and NO WEDDING talk! This is an exciting time for the both of you! Don’t let it stress you out!