The key to minimizing your stress during wedding planning is to stay organized and don't focus on your wedding planning too much. Enjoy your time with your spouse as a newly engaged couple and don't rush into wedding planning. You need to start when you are ready.
Staying organized in many areas of life will save you a lot of headaches. The more organized you are, the easier your wedding planning will be. The All-In-One Wedding Planner app is a great place to keep all your things organized and in one place.
Start a Checklist
Once you decide on a wedding date, start on a checklist. Think of all the things you need to get done and put them into chronological order. It's possible this checklist will feel intimidating, but his way you won't forget about a thing. It will also be very satisfying to check things off that list.
Set Aside Time to Plan
Talk with your spouse and figure out time each week you two can sit down and knock some things off on the checklist. This way you won't procrastinate and then feel overwhelmed as your wedding approaches.
Divide & Conquer
This is another easy way to get things done quickly and efficiently with the help of your partner. Take a look at your list and look at all the things that each of you could do on your own. Be sure to always communicate during this process. After all this wedding is for the two of you.
There are going to be things you may want that your spouse doesn't and vice-versa. That is perfectly fine. Each of you should get to choose some things the other may not be crazy about.
Details & Contracts
When you are working with all your wedding professionals, be sure to clarify all the details and expectations for the big day.
Never go without a contract. You always want to be sure you have a signed and dated contract with all the details so no surprises come up on the day of your wedding. Make sure you read the fine print and be aware of all the policies and fees.
Now that you know how to minimize your stress during your wedding planning, relax! Go on a date with your spouse, learn more about each other and soak up every moment leading up to your wedding day.