Congratulations on your engagement! Exciting times lie ahead as you begin to plan your special day. However, planning a wedding can also be quite stressful if you don't have any direction or guidance.
Fear not, our handy infographic offers seven steps to take in the planning of your wedding. From the initial stage where you'll be coming up with extravagant ideas for your dream wedding, to the setting of your budget and the beginning of getting all the finer details in place, you'll find everything you need below.
One of the first things many newly-engaged couples do, after announcing it to friends and family, is throw an engagement party. This is a good way to celebrate with your loved ones and ask for advice and tips from those who are already married.
Organising your engagement party also gives you a little taster of what it's like to organise a wedding! Of course, your wedding day will be on a much larger scale than a party, but it will help you to get your head around planning your nuptials!
Our top tips for planning your wedding:
- Don't try to please everyone - Whatever you choose to do, there will be someone who isn't happy, so focus on what you and your future spouse want. It's your big day, not theirs!
- Stick to your budget - Don't be tempted to borrow money or take out a loan to pay for an overly-extravagant wedding day. Remember, it's just one day, and starting your married life in debt is far from ideal.
- Manage your stress - Planning a wedding is stressful, so make time for plenty of self-care. Have regular date nights with no wedding talk, and maintain your hobbies, interests, and social life as much as possible to keep stress at bay.