A Blissful Guide to Starting Your Wedding Planning
SO First and Foremost! Congratulations on your engagement! As you step into the enchanting world of wedding planning, it's essential to approach the process with a sense of joy, mindfulness, and self-awareness.
As a bridal coach and wellness mentor, I am here to guide you through this magical journey, offering practical tips and heartfelt advice to ensure your wedding planning is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
Many enter this world and think BIG JOLLY, BIG PARTY, PLAN FOR EVERYONE ELSE, but I promise that is where the stressful situations lie...SO BIG JOLLY YES! BIG PARTY YES! But the reasoning behind it and you as a couple at the forefront of every choice and decision!
So WHY ME? I have been the bride, back in 2021, I am also a mindset coach, so I empower you to immerse yourself in your plans but also to recognise this journey as a lesson that is setting you up for a life full of happiness and strength! If you are wanting to avoid the wedding blues, and remember this day for all the special and happy moments, READ ON!
Step 1: Reflect on Your Vision and Values
Before diving into the nitty-gritty details of wedding planning, take some time to reflect on your vision for the big day. What are your priorities? What elements are most important to you and your partner? Consider your values and the atmosphere you want to create. This will serve as the foundation for your entire planning process. No idea what you want? Take some time, don't plan anything or book anything without a clear-ish vision of your day!
Step 2: Set a Realistic Budget
One of the first things to tackle is setting a realistic budget. Be honest about your financial situation, and allocate funds to different aspects of your wedding, such as venue, catering, attire, and entertainment. Knowing your budget upfront will help you make informed decisions and avoid unnecessary stress down the line. My BEST FRIEND - is a financial planner, and she is a speaker at our retreats! So ASK HER for advice if you need further support!
Step 3: Create a Realistic Timeline
Building a wedding timeline is crucial for a smooth planning process. Break down tasks into manageable steps and set realistic deadlines. This will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and allow you to enjoy the journey at a comfortable pace. We set wedding timelines, and wellness plans with lots of brides, step by step guides on how to approach this daunting yet magical task!
Step 4: Embrace Individuality – Focus on What You Want
Social media can be a double-edged sword when it comes to wedding planning. While it provides inspiration, it can also create unnecessary pressure to conform to trends. Remember, this day is about you and your partner. Embrace your individuality, and don't be afraid to break away from the norm. Whether it's the choice of venue, attire, or decor, let your personalities shine through. THIS IS KEY! Instagram moments last 24 hours, your wedding journey will last a lifetime!
Step 5: Delegate Tasks and Seek Support
Wedding planning is a team effort. Don't hesitate to delegate tasks to friends, family, or even a professional wedding planner/coach. Seeking support will alleviate stress and allow you to focus on the aspects that truly matter to you. Surround yourself with a supportive network that understands your vision and values. If at any point you don't feel supported by those around you, just head to my instagram @brideinmind - specifically this reel for advice and support around this!
Step 6: Mindful Wellness Practices
Amidst the excitement, it's crucial to prioritise your well-being. Incorporate mindful practices into your routine, such as meditation, yoga, or regular walks. These practices will help you stay grounded, reduce stress, and savour the moments leading up to your special day. I work with brides daily to set themselves wellness plans and tasks! Get in touch here to be guided personally on this!
Step 7: BOOK YOUR SUPPLIERS!
Once you have confirmed your venue and your plans, GET YOUR FAVOURITE SUPPLIERS BOOKED - Don't hang around on this. When you find a supplier you get good energy from, and that you know you want in your plans - SECURE THEM!
As you embark on this extraordinary journey, remember that your wedding is a celebration of love and commitment. Stay true to yourselves, focus on what matters most to you, and savour every moment. By following these steps and embracing the joy of the planning process, you'll not only create a magical wedding but also treasure the memories of this unique time in your lives.
For any further support get in touch and we would love to be a part of your plans!! Here for the bride always!
Congratulations, and may your wedding planning be as beautiful as your love!
Lots of Love