1. Invest in a wedding planner
Whether your budget stretches to a living, breathing planning professional, you choose to use a planning app, or simply a beautifully bound paper version, some form of a planner will help keep everything in one place.
Most paper planners provide guest list trackers and timelines, as well as plenty of room to collate ideas. These are brilliant tools to have in the early stages. Use them for direction in small doses so your wedding starts to materialise without you feeling overwhelmed.
Planners also have invaluable sections for on the day, like a chapter for supplier contacts. Trust me, when your mum is trying to reach the florist or the venue coordinator wants to check what sound set-up is required, being able to hand over the details at the turn of the page will be a weight off your shoulders, so you can continue being pampered undisturbed.
If you go down the hiring a professional route, there is a wide range of options from full planner to on the day coordinator who will support you with managing the tasks and on the day timeline (more to come on the options available soon!)
2. Take a step back
There are a hundred tiny details that quickly swamp your to-do list when planning. And while I love a dose of styled shoots as much as the next person, too many ideas can leave you in a muddle. When you start wedding planning, your mind will be brimming with inspiration and within a few months, your scrapbook and Pinterest boards will be bursting at the seams.
Book your venue and prepare to get ruthless! The setting for your celebration will inspire the style of your day, so you can curate ideas that complement the venue and give the rest the cut. With only the most enchanting ideas left standing, you’ll feel poised and ready to go forwards and create your dream day, knowing exactly what to do to get there.