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6 WAYS TO STRESS-FREE WEDDING

PLANNING WITH URGENCY

Im Awe Advice, BY Emily April 24th 2021

I know there are some of you that (understandably) due to covid and all the uncertainty have more than slightly buried your heads in the sand when it comes to wedding planning. Now normality is on the horizon, your wedding is going ahead and you need to get planning. If the prospect of planning and styling your wedding so quickly is now overwhelming you, don't worry. Weddings can  be planned in short spaces of time. I want you to feel excited, and enjoy stress-free wedding planning by getting it done!

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STOP PROCRASATINATING

Getting Started

Procrastination has to be a thing of the past if you want stress-free wedding planning, in a small timeframe. Without sounding harsh you have to start planning and consistently do so until all your to-do list is ticked off. But, so as to not overwhelm yourself write a to-do list of everything that needs doing. Then prioritise each task with the numbers, starting with 1 as the most important and finishing with the highest number that represents how many months you have till the big day. This will help break down tasks into monthly blocks which can then, in turn, be broken down into weekly tasks in each month. You then have a plan of tasks to complete each week and can easily ascertain if you have time to complete them, or if you think you might need some help.

GET ORGANISED OR GET HELP

Consider Hiring A Wedding Planner

The planning to-dos may have run away with you whilst we have all been in hibernation. If your wedding is now going to go ahead, you need to be super organised in order to catch up. If you are time poor and don't see how you can complete your mammoth to-do list, it's better to shout up before it’s too late and hire help. A Wedding planners help ranges from Full Planning & Styling to, Partial planning by the hour or helping to tie everything together in the final stages of planning and managing your wedding day.

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HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT YOU WANT AND TRY TO STICK TO IT 

Cement your Vision

Before you leap in and starting panic booking everything, take some time after you have chosen your venue to sit down and establish what you want your wedding day to look and feel like. These are ideas for the experience as a whole, what your priorities are, and define your style. Pinterst is really easy to use to create inspiration boards! This will take up a little time to begin with but will save you hours in planning later down the line. Cancelling or amending things you invested in without a plan will not take you down the path of stress-free wedding planning! 

PREPARE TO BE FLEXIBLE

Compromising Is Key 

Yes, I have just told you to have a clear idea of what you want. But, when you're time-poor being flexible in order to make decisions and move forward is really important. If you are set on certain suppliers and they aren’t available, it just might be that you don't get your first choice. You may need to shop around a little for an equally amazing supplier, but one that initially just wasn’t on your radar. Compromising but not changing your entire plan is what will get the job done.

SECURE YOUR WEDDING SUPPLIERS

Finding Your Dream Team

Once you have locked down your wedding venue and a date, you are going to need to be really proactive about finding and securing your dream team of suppliers. Wedding suppliers’ availability after postponing one and a half wedding seasons are now pretty limited. But don’t worry, there is still availability out there and as discussed just maybe not with your first choice. To speed up the process make sure you give your suppliers as much information as possible when sending in an enquiry. This way they will be able to quote you and therefore you can lock them down quicker.

GO DIGITAL

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Let Technology Help You

Digital invites are the future for quick responses. Having a wedding email account with all your guests contacts is also a really easy way to keep in touch with them, consolidate their responses and chase down any missing pre-orders or replies. If you still want to send out some stationery as a beautiful keepsake, why not look to do thank you cards after the event when you have more time. You could handwrite in them or include some personalised details in the design to all your guests helping them reminisce about the day.

I hope that you are now feeling less overwhelmed at the prospect of planning your wedding. If you have any questions about hiring a planner or want to book a no-obligation consultation email me on hello@inaweweddings.co.uk or view my services here.

 

I would love to help you.

Emily x