stress less wedding planning

Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. There are so many choices to make and so many little details to think about that it’s easy to see how preparing for this happy event can quickly turn into an overwhelming project. For many brides, their wedding is an event they’ve been looking forward to for years and there is no reason why they shouldn’t enjoy every step of the process. Here are three tips to help you stress less when planning your wedding.

Choose An All-In-One Venue

Choose a venue that can accommodate both the ceremony and the reception. This will make the planning and coordination much easier since you’ll only be working with the staff at a single location. Hosting your wedding at an all-in-one venue also removes the complex logistics and expense of arranging transportation from one location to another. Hotels are a great option since they often include designated spaces for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. An added advantage is that you can simplify wedding-day logistics by getting ready with your bridesmaids at the hotel, and can retire to your honeymoon suite with a simple elevator ride.

Use Photos To Your Advantage

When working with vendors, don’t just tell them what you want, bring photographs to show them exactly what you’re looking for. Using photographs for reference will ensure that you and your vendor are on the same page, and will eliminate the stress of wondering if your flowers and cake will turn out like you imagined. Using visual reference points will reduce the chances of any miscommunications and will avoid the stress and hassle of needing things re-done at the last minute.

Use Fewer Vendors

The fewer vendors you have, the more likely you are to avoid miscommunications. You’ll also save yourself a ton of stress by only having to deal with one or two designated point people, rather than trying to coordinate a vast and diverse team. Look for vendors that bundle services like chair rentals and lighting together. Not only will you decrease your stress, but you’ll save some money by booking a package deal. Again, hotels are a great option because many offer food, bar, and furniture rental packages with your booking.

Getting married should be a fun and joyful experience from beginning to end. By following these simple tips, you can eliminate that dreaded wedding stress and get back to enjoying the anticipation of your special day.