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Avoid the Wedding Planning Blues – by Lionscrest Manor

It’s a WEDDING – it’s SUPPOSED to be fun! Yet, here you are, crunching numbers and setting meetings like you’re planning a corporate takeover. Your eyes glaze over and you’re feeling like you’re going to drown under the weight of normal life + this new extra job of wedding planning. So, find out here how can you avoid the wedding planning blues and make it to the aisle with a smile on your face.

Wedding dress hanging in window
Wanderlust Photography

Step 1: Lean on Love

Friends and loved ones have offered to help, yet you’ve politely declined to shoulder the burden on your own. THIS is what we often see lead couples straight to the wedding planning blues. The “I got this” mentality that quite frankly, can drive anyone mad.
 

Wedding party posed in front of pickup truck and hay bales
Brian Imhof Photography

This is it, this is the time, let your tribe share the load. There are reasons you chose your fiance’, your maid of honor, and the people you surround yourself with every day. They are amazing! Let them in! Make a list of items you’re willing to delegate through the process, and GIVE IT UP. Whether it’s making a few calls, sending emails or even licking 100’s of envelopes, anything they can do, let them! Including your tribe in the process will bring you together as well as help you focus on the tasks that only you can accomplish.

Step 2: Hire Vendors You Trust

This starts early in the process for most couples. You find a venue, coordinator, or caterer that you connect with and begin to cultivate a relationship. As you mutually learn more about each other, you start to trust their guiding hand. This is extremely beneficial as it often results in a resource to connect you to other amazing vendors.

Build yourself a “fantasy-football” like wedding team of all-stars. Count on your vendor team to see your vision through to the end.
 

Collage of wedding details
Elegant Images - Roka Studios

Meet Up: There are many wedding shows throughout the year. Twice a year Lionscrest Manor gathers their top vendors for their annual bridal showcases. These events allow couples to see, taste, touch, and feel the quality of tons of awesome vendors. Not in Colorado? No problem, you can do the same in your home locale. Just find out which shows/tastings/tours your favorite vendors will be participating in. If you find yourself at the right wedding show, chances are you’ll leave with a shortlist of potential vendors to create a stellar wedding team for your day. Lionscrest Manor's Fall Bridal Show happens THIS SUNDAY October 20th! Get the details here.

flyer for wedding showcase

Step 3: Stay Connected

We know this sounds like something need not said, yet it is one of the most important, so here we go again - Do NOT lose your connection with your partner! This is YOUR day together and it all started with the two of you. Your love, friendship, and connection. Work at it! Take time off from the planning each week to enjoy one another and enjoy being engaged. The word “engaged” truly means to be involved and interested. Be in the moment together and find ways to let loose and laugh. You will be recharged and ready to hit the wedding planning again full steam.
 

engagement photo of couple
Elegant Images - Roka Studios

Step 4: Be Realistic with Your Wedding Planning

Sorry to burst the Pinterest bubble but we all get way too caught up in our digital lives! We want perfection and have spent countless hours collecting this digital scrapbook of “THE DAY”, both online and in our minds. Pick the best of the best of what represents you both and throw the rest in the trash. This process and moment needs to be true to you and what you two will accomplish together. “THE DAY” does not need to be the most liked, shared, tweeted and blogged moment ever. Be genuine and true. Find an achievable vision that allows a proper balance of time, money and sanity.
 

fun wedding party posing for a group shot 
Elegant Images - Roka Studios

Step 5: Insurance

The last thing you want to think about... The dreaded “what if” zone.

  • What if it rains?
  • What if the caterer does not show?
  • What if the ring bearer loses the rings?
  • What if I show up without anything to wear and my teeth start falling out?

This is the place of nightmares!

A wedding is the biggest single day investment you will ever have. You insure your home, your car and your health. Don’t skip on the wedding day coverage. Protect it! Companies like WedSure are there to help ease your worries.

Wedding coverage can help take care of items such as; lost deposits, damages, jewelry protection, wedding dress damage, vendor cancellation, and so on. Therefore, every dollar spent will equal happier and more restful nights.
 

Bride and groom dancing at the wedding
Sarah Lee Welch Photography

There you have it, 5 great ways to avoid the wedding planning blues! We hope you leave with a goal to create your own decompression list to get you down the aisle with a smile. If ever you are feeling stuck in the trenches, remember to turn to each other for love, support and connection.

Many thanks to Lionscrest Manor for this blog. For more information, please visit them here.

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