My Top 5 Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding planning is tough; we all know that.

On top of working a full-time job, trying to exercise, eat healthy, and plan date nights, spend time with my family, being a good dog mom, cleaning and cooking, and fulfilling other commitments, it feels nearly impossible sometimes to do it all. But with these five tips, you can make the impossible a bit more possible!

1. Ask for help

I admittedly am not always the best at asking for help, but if there’s one area where I have learned I have to, it’s wedding planning. Obviously, your fiance/fiancee should provide some support and input, but you should also have someone else lending a hand – whether it’s a wedding planner, friend, family member, or bridesmaid, it’s okay to ask for help. You won’t be able to do it all! Well, you probably could, but then you’d be exhausted by the time your day came around, and what fun would that be?

2. Find a planner or way to organize

I am a big spreadsheet girl and probably one of ten people who still uses a physical planner. Finding a wedding planning binder, notebook, or group of planning templates is a lifesaver! It can help you keep track of things such as budget, music, checklists, and more. A quick search on Etsy or Amazon can give you many options for virtual and physical options!

3. Stop when it’s not fun

My mom told me this right after I got engaged, and it’s so important. It’s easily the best piece o advice I received. Anytime I start to get worked up or stressed, I step away for a while (or even a day or two) until it’s fun again. This should be a fun and exciting time, not a source of stress! If there’s an area that you cannot stand working on, see if you can outsource it to someone else! Take time for self-care, and enjoy the process. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it should be fun!

4. Go in order

This seems obvious, but you’d be surprised! The two biggest things are date and venue – if you have your heart set on a specific date, you need to be flexible on the venue. Likewise, if there’s a certain venue you love, you need to be flexible on the date. After that, go in order! Your dress will probably be decided by the venue and time of year. Vendors come after the venue, bridal party attire after the bride’s dress, etc. Don’t make things harder for yourself by jumping around in a way that could potentially put you in trouble later.

5. Don’t compare your wedding

This is a big one with how much access we all have to social media and opportunities to try to keep up with other brides. DON’T COMPARE. You never know someone’s background, connections, or personal stories. Bigger does not always mean better. A more expensive wedding doesn’t mean it was a more fun and memorable wedding. Just because influencers have it doesn’t mean you do, too. Your wedding should be for you, your partner, and your guests. Not social media. Don’t compare – it’s really not worth it. It’s YOUR day!

While there were plenty more tips I could have shared, these were my top five! Drop your biggest wedding tip below!