8 Tips for Enjoying the Wedding Planning Process


Congratulations! You’re engaged and I bet you can't stop starring at that gorgeous ring on your left hand...and who could blame you!? It's exciting! It's new! Your dreams are finally coming true! You've met the man of your dreams and you truly couldn't be happier...yet, everything is happening so fast! While you are caught up in this spectacular new experience, you are quickly reminded of the reality of something very important...The Wedding! You have to plan a wedding, right? But where do you start...Try on dresses? Pick a date? Find a VENUE? The list goes on and on, with the ever persistent realization that planning your special day might be harder than you thought...


If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't get stressed just yet! Today we want to give you our top eight tips on how to enjoy every minute of the wedding planning process!


1. Prioritize

It's easy to be completely overwhelmed when planning a wedding! There is so much to do in so little time that it becomes imperative that you prioritize your massive to-do list!

Think about the three most important things to you, that need to get done first and start from there. Once you have finished all three tasks, add three more.

Whether it's booking your photographer, finding your dress, food, music, florals, etc. Make a list and slowly cross things off as you go.

You will get things done more quickly if you don't try to do everything at once!


2. Delegate

As much fun as you think it would be to do everything yourself, delegation is a must when it comes to wedding planning! The most important thing for a bride to do during her wedding is enjoy every moment. It's easy to get caught up in all the little details that you miss the joy that every bride deserves to have during this special time. It's hard to let go, but I promise you that the end result will be worth it! Delegating certain tasks to certain people will free you from the pressure and stress that will inevitably come from trying to do it all yourself. 

Decide what you want and how you want it done and then put someone in charge of making sure it happens. Delegation leaves you free to help a little in every part of the planning, but keeps stress from taking the fun out of the celebration.


3. Think about what you both really want from your wedding day.

Take time to really think about what you and your fiancé really want and focus on what's important to you on your special day! 

There are so many options and ideas to choose from that if you don't know what you really want it is easy to be overwhelmed by all that is out there. 


4. Know that you can't please everyone.

No matter how well-intentioned, friends and family will undoubtedly lend advice, opinions, and even objections to your decisions. It's easy for you to become divided. But in the end, this is a celebration of your love and future together, and so every choice should be yours alone. Keep your focus on what matters most, forget what you think you should or shouldn't do, and go with your heart. If you keep the two of you at the center of every decision, it will be the most memorable day of your life. Listen to others speak and be grateful for their thoughts, but remember that this is your day! 


5. Keep it simple!

The wedding industry has become a vast market of amazing products and services. It's truly amazing what you can find. Magazines are full of inspiration that will help you make your special day unique and Pinterest has more ideas than you could ever imagine!

It's so easy to get caught up in the little things and forget that the true success of a wedding is to be married by the end of the day. 

Keep your focus on the main goal and choose to invest in what matters most to you. 


6. Savor every moment!

Planning a wedding may seem like a task that never ends, but it's really only for a season and will shortly be done and over with sooner than you think. There is so much joy in this season of life, and as you look to the future, don't forget to also live fully in the present and enjoy every minute of today! 


7. Try not to stress (even when it seems impossible).

Remember why you are getting married, and try to truly make it be an event about the both of you. 

Our biggest piece of advice for brides and grooms planning their wedding is to never forget that it is a celebration of the union between two people. A celebration of love and commitment! If you remember that the purpose of a wedding is to be married to the love of your life at the end of the day...then everything else will be a success! 


8. Celebrate the little things

Embrace the process and every time you mark something off your to do list, celebrate! Every task completed brings you one step closer to your wedding day and that is definitely worth a happy dance!

26 Feb 2016

By Meghan & Micaela | True Foundation Photography