12/06/2019 Six tips for stress-free wedding planning

Feeling overwhelmed planning your big day? Join the club! Although your wedding day is the best day of your live, getting there can be tough. We’ve taken our years of experience and spoken to a few brides on the best ways to make the process as stress-free as possible.

     1. Make a mood board

The internet is a wonderful place for wedding planning. Pinterest and Instagram have tons of inspiration from current brides and businesses, including “how to” DIY. Making a mood board will help you visualise your special day and make it easier to know what decorative pieces you want to buy.

2. Ask for help

If you’re planning a large event, which takes a lot of coordination, look into hiring a wedding planner. Having a dedicated person to take care of the research, make calls and provide you with options can free up a lot of time for you to focus on other things. If this isn’t an option, ask your friends for some support. Whether it’s making wedding favours, giving opinions on dresses or simply being a shoulder to lean on, having a good support system can make the process more enjoyable.

3. Find a supplier which offers multiple services

 Having multiple wedding suppliers means keeping track of different payments, deadlines and contacts. Research suppliers who offer multiple services, such as wedding centrepieces, favours and invitations. It is also important to research your suppliers to make sure they are trustworthy and will come through on the day. When you book the House and Orangery, we can provide a helpful list of recommended suppliers to get you started.

4. Get spreadsheet happy

Being organised is the key to having a stress-free wedding. Before you purchase anything, create a budget document outlining all of the expenses you expect to incur such as cake, decorations, hotels and honeymoon. Keep this up-to-date as you book services and cross-reference it to your budget. It’s easy to spend more than you anticipated, so set an ideal budget and discuss how much you can go over.

5. Avoid paying full price for your dress

Wedding dresses can be one of the biggest expenses of your wedding but thanks to shows, outlets and second-hand stores, finding your dream dress within your budget is easier than ever. One of our brides visited the dress outlet, WED2B, where she found a discounted designer dress to take away that day, for a budget-friendly £499.

6. Keep calm and carry on

Not everything will be in your control, which is why learning to keep calm and accept the situation will make the planning process easier. Make time for breaks and treat yourself to a spa trip or a fun day with friends to keep relaxed.

Find out more about weddings at The House and Orangery and how we can support you in creating your perfect day >>> www.thehouseandorangery.co.uk/weddings