The pressure to make sure everyone has an amazing day can be extremely stressful. The sheer amount of organisation involved can turn into what feels like a full-time job. The body reacts by increasing levels of the stress hormone. Here are some tips to keep you calm:
- Don’t agonise over the small details
People will remember the laughs and the fun, not how well the potatoes were cooked or whether you had a hair out of place. Don’t worry about the small details, these will go unnoticed.
- Break up your problems into manageable pieces
Before organising anything, talk with your partner, family and friends about what sort of wedding you want and can afford. Ask for tips and advice. If things start to get too much, decide what is most important or urgent and deal with that first. Break it up into steps with a deadline for action. There are loads of incredibly useful online resources for wedding planning.
- Define your budget
Be clear about what you can spend and allow yourself about 10% leeway for emergencies. Be bold – have the wedding you want. If you don’t like cake, don’t have one! Remember it’s your wedding and no one else’s. To find out more about a Kent Barn Wedding, go to The Plough at Leigh, a Kent Barn Wedding venue.
- Prevent family conflict
Family can be complex and complicated, especially when people are no longer together. If your chances of a blissful family reunion are slim, why not consider getting married very quietly and announcing it at a party afterwards? Alternatively get wed abroad. It will cost more but fewer people will attend and need catering for.