Now dont go hiding in a dark corner somewhere, you are going to want to read this, believe me !
After being on so many wedding planning pages, I see a lot of brides planning their wedding and this post comes up at least 3 times a day.... WHY IS WEDDING PLANNING SO STRESSFUL?
I feel you, I really do and believe me if I could go back and do things differently when it come to me planning my wedding, Id snap it up right away!
You see, all us woman, men sometimes too, have been dreaming about this day since being little and all the little things mattered, down to what colour your shoes needed to be, the dress being 'The One' and the little mint favours on the tables labled "its mint to be Mr & Mrs....". I was one of those brides. Yes they do look amazing in photos, yes its nice to have something you have made personally for your big day, but when it all comes down to it...the stress of getting these little things or making them and you feeling stressed about making them or getting them....JUST ISNT WORTH IT! There are tons of wedding professionals out there who would be more than happy to help you, but if DIY is the only option make it fun!!!
If you start getting stressed during the wedding planning process , take a step back and ask yourself, is it really neccessary?
You are only planning this one time and when stress takes over it completely ruins it and you dont get that time back ! You know the saying "take it all in because the day goes so quickly" this applies to your diy making, favour finding, dress adjusting process. As long as you have got you, your significant other, something to wear (this is where I get a little hypocritical of myself because I wasnt getting married in just any old frock) and you are tying the knot, thats all that matters right?
If your other half wants to be involved with the planning process such as parts of the DIY....let them, they might surprise you! Give them a job to do, something like sticking pretty gems on the invites might not suffice but you might get to see a creative side of them you didnt know they had....you 're onto a winner! Its also really nice to look at these bits and know you did them together, giving your wedding that really personal touch!
If your other half would rather just turn up on the day...fine...dont worry about it...they are giving you free rein to do whatever you like...just means planning a day to get you, the girls, a couple bottles of wine and lots of ideas to get working on!
Weddings are huge and of course we want it all to run smoothly and pain free as possible ! Just dont stress through the wedding planning bit of it and all will be well!!
DISCLAIMER : This doesnt always go like this, I know!! Its just something I wish I had done when it came to wedding planning rather than having to explain to my hair dresser at the trial why I had no hair left ;*)
Let me know your planning hacks below ! You might save someone from ultimate breakdowns over wedding planning !!
THANKS FOR READING!!