Planning a wedding can be a wonderfully fun and amazingly stressful time in a person’s life, and while some people thrive under stress, others would rather the wedding planning process be as stress free as possible. If you want to do what you can to help eliminate stress from the equation, you’ll want to be proactive in how you approach certain aspects of your wedding. In today’s blog, we share five tips for de-stressing the wedding planning experience.
1. Start Early
Regardless of whether you want a short or long engagement, it’s imperative that you start making plans soon after getting engaged. Most venues operate on a “first come, first serve” basis, meaning the longer you wait to book a venue or a caterer, the greater the likelihood they’ll already be booked on a specific date. There’s no harm in contacting places early, especially if you’ve already picked a specific date so that they can get you on the calendar and you don’t have to stress about finding someone else because your first choice was already booked.
2. Indoor/Outdoor Availability
Because Minnesota experiences all four seasons, the weather can be quite unpredictable, even when you try to pick a day when the weather is historically nice. It’s completely normal to feel stressed about how the weather could impact your big day, but you can eliminate some of that stress by choosing a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor wedding options. If you want an outdoor wedding but the weather doesn’t comply, we can just move things indoors, and the weather won’t ruin your day. Both The Grand 1858 and The View offer indoor and outdoor ceremony options so you know whether won’t be an issue.
3. Remember That It’s Your Day
We understand that you want your guests to have a great time at your wedding, but it’s important to remember that it’s you and your future spouse’s big day, and you don’t need to bend over backwards to accommodate everyone else. Choose what you want and don’t stress over that decision. If you don’t want kids at your wedding, don’t feel like you have to include them on the invite, or if you need to cut down the guest list, consult with your future spouse and come up with a decision and stick by it. Remember, it’s totally okay to say no to requests, because it’s your day.
4. Outsource To The Professionals
We’re going to toot our own horn here a bit. Arguably the most stressful part of the wedding is getting everything to come together on the big day. Finding a venue, decorating the hall, figuring out where you’ll get dressed, hiring a caterer and a DJ, and so on. Make this process a whole lot easier by connecting with a company who can do all of this. At Entourage Events Group, we can set you up with the perfect venue, dazzle with one-of-a-kind decor, and let our catering and entertainment divisions feed your group and then get them out on the dance floor! Working with one company to arrange all of this makes it easy to stay connected and ensure everything goes exactly as expected as your wedding day arrives.
5. Perspective Is Important
And finally, one of the best pieces of advice that we can give is to keep things in perspective along the way. We understand that you want everything to be perfect, but try to remember that everything will be just fine if something unexpected happens along the way. If the stationary of your invites are a different color of fuchsia than you expected, or one of your bridesmaids is taking her sweet time picking out a dress, take a deep breath and relax. At the end of the day, you’re going to be married to your best friend, surrounded by family and friends who love and support you, and that’s what really matters. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and while that’s easier said than done, it can be helpful to take a step back and consider the bigger picture if you are beginning to get stressed about any aspect of your wedding.
To learn how Entourage Events Group can help take the stress out of the wedding planning process, pick up the phone and give our team a call today at (612) 564-3777 or fill out this short form to get in contact with a member of our team!