We have all been there! Something goes wrong, or A LOT goes wrong at once and you feel panic at the pit of your wedding planning stomach. You want to give up, you consider canceling everything, you are absolutely overwhelmed with stress!
Take a deep breath, go get a cup of tea (don’t worry I’ll wait) and read this blog, it will help, I promise…
Here are my 7 tips to calm your wedding planning panic:
1. Write it all down
Sometimes your To Do list seems to be never ending in your head, but then when you write it down it really isn’t that bad. Even if it is as long as your arm, once you have it in black & white you can prioritise, delegate and start crossing things off!
2. Trust your suppliers
If you have read my other blogs you know the importance of choosing only trusted suppliers. Since you have followed my advice, done your homework and only chosen the best suppliers it is time to start trusting their expertise. They are the professionals, they know what to do, you can relax, trust you are in good hands
3. Take a break
Wedding Planning can be all consuming. If you find yourself constantly thinking, talking, worrying and having nightmares about your wedding it is time to take a break! Schedule a weekend off of wedding planning. Mark it in your diary, and just like the last day before your ‘real’ holiday make a list and cram as much planning in as you can before you ‘go away.’ That way you can feel confident that you can take a few days off without it all falling apart. It might sound bonkers, but try it, it works!
4. Know there is always a solution
In all my years of wedding planning there has never been a problem that couldn’t be fixed (well, other than a no-show, but you are better off anyway!). If something goes wrong, the final outcome may not be exactly what you want but there is always a solution.
5. Think of the big picture
Your wedding is about love. About commitment. About marrying your soul mate. Who cares if your bridesmaid dresses are a shade darker than you thought, the shoes you want are out of stock, or if your stepmother is refusing to come to the wedding. You are getting married! Focus on that, don’t sweat the small stuff.
6. Get a Wedding Audit
Broken down into the 4 phases of wedding planning the wedding audit is a questionnaire that will tell you what you are doing right, where you are going wrong, what to keep doing and what to do differently! If you are in a panic this will cool your jets!
7. Get professional help
No not a shrink, not yet anyway! I mean get a wedding planner. No matter what stage you are at in your planning an experienced wedding planner will be able to step in, take over and take all the stress away, and for less money than you think.
Phew, panic over!
What has been your panic moment? What happened? Did you find a solution? Or do you still need one? Comment below and tell me all about it…
Come on don’t be shy, you are not alone, there is another B2B out there facing the same issues!
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