There’s no doubt that weddings are a joyous celebration.
However, they also take a lot of work and careful planning to put together. As a destination wedding venue, we’d like to offer our tips for how to make wedding planning less stressful.
We hope that our wedding planning stress advice is helpful for you as you prepare for your big day. After all, the focus of the day should be on you and your soon-to-be spouse.
You’ll have to deal with a lot of people to make your wedding dreams come true including the wedding venue, caterer, photographer, florist, and DJ (to name a few). Coordinating all these people is no easy feat, but it’s much easier when you make sure to hire professionals with excellent references.
Before hiring a wedding vendor, be sure to ask for recent references (not references from five years ago) so you can form an accurate opinion on their quality of work. If applicable, be sure to ask for samples. It’s worth doing the extra research before signing contracts with wedding vendors so that there’s less stress on the big day.
With all that goes into planning a wedding, there’s bound to be some miscommunication between you and your vendors. This is why it’s important to check in with vendors a couple of weeks before your wedding day so that they know how to get to the venues for your wedding ceremony and reception.
This will also be your chance to go over any special instructions so that vendors know what you are expecting from them. We also recommend you create a filing system to organize contracts, receipts, and notes in one place. Staying organized and double checking details with vendors is the best wedding planning stress relief.
A wedding is a big event to try to organize, plan, and carry out alone. We recommend distributing small responsibilities to people you trust so that you don’t have as many things to worry about on the big day. Small tasks can stack up quickly, which is why you may want to consider asking a trusted family member to be in charge of supervising the little ones in your wedding party or distributing bridesmaid bouquets.
Even if the weather is terrible for your outdoor wedding, the photographer is late, and the cake never arrives, it’s still a good day if you end up married to the person you love. While it can be easy to stress out over the small details, keep in mind that your guests probably won’t notice if the tablecloths aren’t the exact shade of blue you ordered.
After all the careful planning you and your fiancé(e) have done for this wedding, you deserve to sit back and enjoy the day with family and friends. Keep your perspective and you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding day no matter what.
Henderson Castle is a Kalamazoo wedding venue dedicated to providing the perfect atmosphere for indoor and outdoor weddings. If you are interested in having your ceremony or reception at our unique wedding venue, be sure to give our Kalamazoo wedding venue a call at (269) 344-1827.