As some of you may know I'm getting married next year, more specifically in April 2017 giving us just under a year to plan the entire thing. In my head, planning a wedding was always going to be so much fun. I would imagine myself creating endless wedding boards with all the pretty decor I wanted for the big day and that getting every piece and putting them together would be rather simple because I'd be organised and know exactly what to do next. Whilst some of that is true, I've come to realise that despite being really happy about being engaged and marrying the person I love the most, wedding planning was making me pull out all of my hair and stress big time. Before speaking to a few contacts and hiring a few people to help (best decision I've ever made), I had several hilarious breakdowns aka the 5 stages of wedding planning and I thought I'd share them with you guys!
"I am fine, I can do this!". Constantly reminding myself that wedding planning couldn't possibly be as hard as everyone said; I didn't really know what the fuss was all about! I told myself I could totally do this alone and that I didn't need help; I mean how hard could it actually be?!
Looking at 100 different venues and realising they are all just as expensive as the next one. How do people actually pay for this stuff? AND, how does one decide who to invite and who to leave out when the venue only holds 100 seated guests for the ceremony and your list is nearing 150?
£79 per meal per head + VAT? Are you having a laugh? I've just spent £1000 more than expected on my dress; MUST make cuts! Forget the fancy 3 course meal, the pretty canapés and most importantly the very costly (and not at all necessary) alcohol and let's do a simple buffet instead. Maybe sandwiches would be ok?
This wedding is already costing more than a down payment for an apartment and I haven't even hired the photographer, bought the cake or thought about wedding favours. Do we really need wedding favours though? Why should WE be buying gifts for guests? Is it too late to elope?
If you're stressing, whether it's planning a wedding or for a party, ask for help and if the budget allows for it, hire a professional planner! I've selected a few trustworthy people to help out with organisation both prior and for the day and, a huge weight has definitely been lifted off my shoulders. And even so, I know a few things here and there will go wrong on the big day, but that's ok! I've been waiting for this and I want nothing to steal our happiness on the big day - Dear Lord please don't let any babies cry during my video! Thank you, amen.
Have you planned a wedding before? Any tips for me?
Let me know below. Hope this got a laugh out of you :)
Wishing us all a nice weekend ahead!