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8 Ways to Enjoy Your Wedding Planning

8 Ways to Enjoy Your Wedding Planning

Just got engaged? Congratulations! The real fun begins as you try to navigate planning your wedding. Here are 8 ways to enjoy your wedding planning!

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now the real fun begins as you try to navigate planning your wedding and all that comes with it. There are lists to make and boxes to check off, but it doesn’t have to be as hectic as it sounds. Just follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to a smooth wedding planning adventure!

1. Get a wedding planning book.  These books are packed with all the organizational tools you need to get started and stay on track during the wedding planning process. It’s a must to have a place where you can write down thoughts, ideas, and keep track of all things wedding!

2. Hire a wedding planner.  If it’s in the budget a good idea is to hire a seasoned wedding planner. Whether it’s a full-service planner or a day-of coordinator, you’ll love having a key person to talk over ideas with, find the best vendors, and someone to help handle major details.

3. Wedding dress shop early.  This can be the most enjoyable, yet stressful thing to do as you begin planning, so start looking early. Be open to the many styles and designers for your wedding dress in the US as you begin shopping. Book an appointment with a bridal shop and invite your favorite people along to help out. If you fall in love with a two piece mermaid wedding gown and your maid of honor loves it too, then you may have just found the perfect dress!

4. Ask for help.  One of the best ways to reduce wedding planning stress is to delegate some tasks. Your friends and family want you to have a fabulous wedding day so include them in the planning stages.  You don’t have to do it all by yourself.

5. Don’t neglect your relationship. With all the craziness of planning your big day, anxiety and stress can take a toll on the two of you.  It’s important to stay connected so plan some date nights that don’t include wedding planning.  If you find yourself bickering a little more than usual, that is a sure sign that it’s okay to put the planning on hold and spend some quality time together as a couple.

6. Plan fun days out.  Make the most out of the more enjoyable things to do on your list like wedding cake tasting and menu planning outings with your mom, sisters, and friends.  Keep things light and fun, grab some cocktails, and have a celebratory lunch when you decide on bridesmaids dresses.

7. Attend a bridal expo. Attending a bridal expo can be a big resource in helping you plan. There are vendors to check out like floral and, event designers, caterers, and photographers.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet vendors in person and find out what they have to offer.

8. Take a break.  When planning begins to take over your life and you are not enjoying the process at the moment, it may be time to take a break. Get out of town and leave all your wedding lists and plans behind.  Reconnect with your fiance and enjoy your engagement without the stress of wedding planning.

So as you begin planning your big day, don’t forget to breathe and enjoy the whole planning process.  Always remember the reason why you’ve started this adventure – to get to the alter and say, “I do.”

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Kiwi
    02/06/2020 / 1:53 am

    I look forward to this day one day! I think I will hire a planner!

  2. 02/05/2020 / 7:39 pm

    I will admit. I hated wedding planning. It was super stressful. Great tips. Asking for help is a big one.

  3. Sundeep
    02/05/2020 / 10:01 am

    Thanks for sharing. These are some excellent advice. These is going to help for the couples who are facing issue while planning their wedding

  4. Amber Hurley
    02/05/2020 / 4:07 am

    We loved planning our wedding. It was loads of fun oh my goodness!

  5. 02/05/2020 / 3:09 am

    The planning part of the wedding is always the most exciting one when the bridge gets to choose everything, from the dress to the cake.

  6. Alexis
    02/05/2020 / 3:04 am

    Staying organized and on budget during a wedding is tough. Planning is key to success short-term and long-term.

  7. 02/05/2020 / 12:13 am

    What a great post for those brides-to-be! Planning a wedding is stressful but you make it easy with a simple step by step procedure!

  8. 02/04/2020 / 9:18 pm

    The best thing you can do is hire a wedding planner. They take care of everything. Is less stressful.

  9. Jasmine M
    02/04/2020 / 7:38 pm

    Whenever I see people planning their wedding.. it always seems so overwhelming and stressful. Asking for help definitely seems like the go to for sure since it’s so much to do for one day.

  10. Laura
    02/04/2020 / 7:08 pm

    These are all great points. Wish I read it before i got married x

  11. 02/04/2020 / 2:03 pm

    Such great tips to keep in mind when wedding planning. I’m no where near this stage of my life but I have friends who are always stressed when wedding planning.

  12. 02/04/2020 / 7:50 am

    I planned my weddin g before and it was fun. from invitation design to printing and food choices and everything, it was fun indeed.

  13. Nate
    02/04/2020 / 4:13 am

    There is a lot that goes with planning a wedding but I always say, enjoy, have fun and you only get to do it once (most of the time, anyways). Embrace it!

  14. 02/03/2020 / 9:56 pm

    Such good insight! I will pass this along to friends of mine in this throes of wedding planning! 🙂

  15. 10/26/2019 / 1:08 pm

    Now the planning begins !! So much fun and super advice for the newly engaged couples.

  16. 10/25/2019 / 9:10 pm

    My folks have been married for nearly 15 years and loved organising their own wedding. They couldn’t imagine paying for a wedding planner as it must be expensive however it depends on the budget, as I bet they get good deals for clients x

  17. 10/25/2019 / 1:40 pm

    I think a wedding planner is essential…looking back I wish I had hired one. Great tips here for newly engaged couples!

  18. 10/25/2019 / 1:29 pm

    I did not believe how much planning I had to do for my wedding, having a blog post like yours is so helpful for new couples who are lost and don’t know where to start.

  19. 10/25/2019 / 4:47 am

    I put together a wedding binder when I was planning my wedding. I loved pulling pictures from bridal magazines and putting them in my book.

  20. 10/24/2019 / 5:51 pm

    This is amazing especially that it is known that wedding planning is usually a nightmare. I love this.

  21. 10/24/2019 / 3:14 am

    You know what also helps? Having a small, destination wedding so that you can keep the planning to a minimum. It takes all the pressure off! 🙂

  22. Tamara
    10/24/2019 / 2:28 am

    This is really excellent advice. Remember to enjoy the day!

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