PLANNING | How to Avoid Becoming Overwhelmed When Planning Your Wedding

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The thought of planning your wedding should stir up excitement in you, not stress. It can be tough to think of all that you need to figure out, though, and you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed as you prepare for your big day. There are things that you can do to keep from feeling too overwhelmed.

Use a Checklist to Stay on Track:

There are several things you need to plan for prior to your wedding day and it is helpful to put together a wedding checklist to help keep yourself organized. This ensures you stay on track, prioritizing the most important tasks first, and ensure nothing gets missed. 


Let Friends and Family Help You Out:

Do not be afraid to let your friends help you plan your wedding. If someone offers to take on a certain task – such as contacting your florist – let them do that. Let your family support you as you figure out just how you want your wedding to work out, and allow them to take on jobs, as well. The more support you can get from your loved ones, the less stressed you will feel.

Figure Out What Your Priorities Are:

It is important for you to know what is most important to you when it comes to the wedding. If the cake is something that you have always dreamed about, you need to find a great bakery and make that something that you will focus on. If you want the decorations to be perfect, you need to figure out just how you want things to look and where you are going to purchase materials to pull everything together. Know what your priorities are so that you know where most of your focus should go.

Take Some Time Away from the Planning Work:

It is important for you to take some time away from thinking about your wedding and planning for it. If you and your future spouse are barking at one another because you are both stressed about the wedding and all of the planning work that you need to get done, you should take a break and get away from it all. Spend time out with one another talking about anything but the wedding and the way that your planning work is going.

Know that the Day Will be Magical, No Matter What:

It is important for you to believe that everything is going to work out and that you will have a magical wedding. You should not feel as if you are carrying the whole world on your shoulders as you plan out your wedding. If you forget something or you fail to have time to complete a certain task, everything will still be okay. Your wedding day will be perfect because of the love that you and your future spouse share.

There is a lot of work that goes into planning a wedding and making your special day one that is unique from the wedding days of your friends. You have big dreams for your wedding, and it is important for you to plan that wedding without getting too stressed.

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.