Does wedding planning have you stressed? You’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 96 percent of newlywed couples found wedding planning stressful.
Top stressors identified in the survey include budgeting and reaching for perfection. And 86 percent of those respondents had physical symptoms as a result, ranging from headaches to insomnia. Yikes!
Our expert team of venue coordinators at Vue Columbus helps couples alleviate these stressors, and others, with the best vendor recommendations so they can enjoy the journey to the altar. Here are their top tips for planning a low-stress wedding.
It’s no surprise that determining a budget and staying on course is a big source of stress for couples planning a wedding. All of the details that go into planning can add up quickly, especially if you don’t have a clear plan.
Ask for Estimates
Executing your wedding vision can be a daunting task, and failure to plan can result in wedding day hiccups. You can’t prevent every glitch when it’s time to say “I do,” but having a plan will help you minimize the drama.
Give Marching Orders
It might be tempting to ask your cousin to handle the reception jams, or enlist a friend to capture photos. But, asking guests to double as vendors is almost always a recipe for stress.
We recommend you let your friends and family celebrate your big day, and hire vendors who can stay focused on their jobs. Vetting vendor reviews, or asking for recommendations once you’ve found one trusted vendor is a great way to build a team you can count on. And hiring a wedding planner is one of the best ways to alleviate the pressure of planning perfection!
If you do decide to hire people you know, choose those who won’t be pulling double duty as guests (and won’t be distracted by cake or the open bar).
Unless you’re part of that four percent of couples who don’t experience wedding-planning stress, you’re bound to run into challenges leading up to the big day. But focusing on celebrating this exciting chapter will help you survive!
Vue Columbus’ seasoned Event Coordinator Michaela Neu has great advice to help couples keep perspective, “Take a deep breath and remember you’re marrying your favorite person,” said Neu.
“As crafty as you may be, your engagement should be more than working on decorations every night for a year. Embrace this exciting time with your partner by allowing yourself time to detox from planning and simply enjoy their company. Then you can come back to the planning aspects with a renewed perspective instead of getting burnt out,” Neu said.
Still feeling the pressure? Contact our wedding team to discuss how Vue can help you enjoy your wedding planning experience!