My top tips for enjoying your engagement while planning a wedding.
Planning a wedding can be stressful and can get in the way of enjoying your engagement. However, you don’t have to go through this! Here are my top tips for enjoying your engagement while planning a wedding!
1) Don’t stop dating
Make sure to carve out time for just the two of you. Do fun or relaxing things that aren’t related to the wedding, no matter what. Do not allow the wedding to take over your lives, or you will be stressed out by the time it arrives.
2) Be firm with your family and friends
Let them know their level of involvement ASAP, and consider keeping it minimal. Use clear, direct statements to convey information, just be kind when sharing this information. You want to make sure they know how much you appreciate their help—even if it’s staying far away from the wedding planning.
3) Know what you want
Sit down with your soon-to-be spouse and each of you come up with one to three words that you want to describe your wedding and engagement. That way you’ll have something to really aim toward.
4) Keep it simple
The less you have to plan and keep track of, the less stressed you may become. Weigh your dream wedding with how much you want to stress. Don’t let the details distract you from your happiness.
5) Hire a professional wedding planner
It’s a stress reliever and time saver. They can help assist you in all things such as dress fittings, visiting venues, picking out vendors and coordinating hotel suggestions for out-of-town guests.
Your engagement should be a happy time in your lives, right alongside the wedding. So don’t let the stress of planning it get in the way of enjoying your engagement. What are some tricks you found to enjoying your engagement while planning a wedding?