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Friday, 5 December 2014

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be a little bit stressful. You’re balancing budgets and expectations, managing a long list of vendors, and trying to please an even longer lost of family and friends. It can be easy to get swept away in all of the details. But these three simple tips can help keep you grounded and focused on the things that really matter.

Spend Money on the Experience

Budget constraints can make or break your wedding planning experience. But making compromises doesn’t have to mean downsizing your dream. Spend money on the only thing that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life: the experience. You won’t remember the linens, the centerpieces or the appetizers. But you’ll remember tying the knot on a beautiful beach, or dancing the night away to your favorite band.

Add Your Personal Touch

It’s important that your wedding feels like your wedding, especially if you have opinionated family and friends. So take every opportunity you can to personalize the event to you and your fiancé. This doesn’t have to mean spending hours on Pinterest hand-making DIY décor. It can be as simple as choosing locations, colors, food, and music that are important to you. Whether you get married in the same place you first fell in love, walk down the aisle to the song you two share, or eat your favorite food at the reception, make sure the day has as many personal touches as possible.

Take Breaks

The process of wedding planning can be overwhelming, and many couples let it take over their lives for months at a time. You can avoid getting carried away by setting a schedule for planning, the same way that you schedule your work, school, and social lives. Give yourselves at least one day each week with no wedding talk, and take a step back from planning anytime you start to feel frustrated.