Here are a few tips that might help keep you and your partner from losing your cool. Planning a wedding can be stressful even when you’re an organized and prepared person. For others, planning a wedding can be a nightmare. Finding ways to save time and money leading up to the big day can reduce your stress.
- It might sound like common sense, but plan ahead. A lot of little things are going to pop up no matter what, so get as much as possible done early. If you’re like me and like to procrastinate, setting yourself deadlines (and keeping them) will help. There are a multitude of websites that will help you set up a timeline for wedding tasks. Websites like Wedding Wire and The Knot are free and have checklists and helpful guides.
- You and your partner are in this together. Help each other out and take on hiccups and challenges with each other. Divide and conquer that checklist.
- Remember, things happen. Make back-up plans, ask friends and family to help contain the mini disasters, but know that no one can prepare for every outcome. Besides, the more things gone wrong, the more memorable it will be, right? Try these tricks and tips for extra ideas on creating a stress free day.
The library has plenty of resources for you to check out with wedding planning ideas and solutions.
- Wedding Sanity Savers
- Weddings: The Essential Guide to Organizing Your Perfect Day
- The Wedding Expert: 400 Things You Need to Know to Plan Your Big Day
We also have magazines you can peruse digitally through Flipster that might help you out including Bride’s and Martha Stewart Weddings. In the library we have many issues of bridal magazines Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide and Bride’s that you can check out and take home to peruse.
Don’t forget that bridal shows are also great places to get inspired and hire help (photographers, DJs, caterers, etc.). The next bridal show in Topeka is in January and there are a few bridal shows coming up in Kansas City.