4 Stresses Of Wedding Planning That Everybody Forgets

Everybody knows that planning a wedding is incredibly stressful, if you didn’t you’re in for a big shock. If you want to make the whole thing a lot easier on yourself, you need to work out what the most stressful bits about it are going to be and make sure you get a bit of a head start on them. Often, it’s the things that you thought would be easy that cause you the most hassle and the things that you thought would take you ages are a breeze. These are some of the areas that are likely to cause you the most stress when you’re planning a wedding.


Choosing A Wedding Planner
Getting a wedding planner is supposed to make things easier, not harder, and it does. However, choosing the wedding planner in the first place can be incredibly taxing. What you’ve got to remember is that you’re putting the biggest day of your life in somebody else hands and it’s vital that they get everything right. When you’re trying to choose a wedding planner, always meet with them and share your ideas and see what their input is, if you’re not on the same page from the start, steer well clear. It’s also better to go for luxury wedding planning services rather than trying to do it on the cheap. They’ll have a lot more experience and they can help you plan the day that you want, without having to make any compromises.

The Seating Plan
Weddings are great because they bring so many people together to celebrate your special day, but that can cause problems as well. A lot of those people that you’re bringing together might not like each other very much. You’ve got to consider family feuds, exes and loud drunks when you’re sorting out your seating plan. If you seat the wrong people next to each other, it could spell disaster. The best thing to do is start with any guests that could potentially cause trouble and make sure they’re separated, then you can start filling the gaps with everybody else.

The Rehearsal Dinner
When you’re caught up with planning the actual wedding itself, the rehearsal dinner becomes a bit of an afterthought. That means you’ll be rushing to sort it out last minute which is a nightmare. You’ll have to make a lot of the same decisions like guest lists and seating plans for the rehearsal dinner as well and if you’re not careful, you might end up going over budget. Make sure that you’re thinking about the rehearsal dinner from the beginning and you leave plenty of time to plan it before the big day.

Accommodation
When you’ve got that many people coming to one place, they all need somewhere to stay. If you leave it to the last minute, you might not be able to find enough rooms for everybody which is obviously a bit of a disaster. You can try to reduce the stress by getting people to sort out their own accommodation where possible, then you’ve got nowhere near as many people to make arrangements for.

If you thought that choosing a dress was going to be the most stressful part of planning a wedding, you’re in for a big surprise.


7 comments

  1. Oh the seating plan is hard work! I have been married twice so went though this twice over and it never got any easier!

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  2. Very timely post - one of closest friend is about to get married this coming month and truly having some stresses like this. Very sensible tips that will surely help her.

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  3. I do hope I get married one day, but I have to say I agree. I organise events for work and this has to be one of the hardest jobs as you have to make the day perfect for the bride and groom.

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  4. Oh, I was a wedding planner for my wedding, since I enjoy planning events :) But I remember how hard it is to make this day perfect!

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  5. My marriage was very simple and only involved the immediate family members so we didn't have to worry about any of this, but this is definitely great for when we want to do a reception with the extended family. :)

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  6. This is so helpful! I can't wait to get married someday :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. In India, we used to have all the relatives doing their part in the planning however the professional wedding planners are taking over now, which makes us all look alien when we go to a wedding. Nice list

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