5. Get organized.
Finding the perfect dress, and figuring out cake flavor, wedding planning can get real stressful real quick, and the last thing you want to happen is to miss an important detail because you didn’t make a wedding to-do checklist.
6. Learn how to ask for help.
You don’t have to be a martyr when it comes to planning your wedding. In fact, it’s almost expected that you enlist help from anyone willing to give it! So take the load off yourself and learn to delegate some tasks.
7. It’s still your wedding though.
At the same token, don’t get sucked into doing something you don’t want to do. You have the right to say no to that flower arrangement or that awful shade of green.
8. Choose a date ASAP.
You ever notice that when you have a deadline, you get to it faster? It’s the same with your wedding. Once you’ve chosen your venue, pick a date for the big day. That way, you know your timeline and you can start sending out “Save the Date” cards to your friends and family.
9. Stick to your budget.
I can’t emphasize this point enough! If you set a budget for your wedding, make sure you stick to it! There are so many ways you can still have a, but believe me when I say that nothing sours a marriage faster than struggling to pay off a 30K wedding bill.
10. Honor your maid-of-honor.
Don’t yell at her when she buys the wrong shade of blue. After all, she may just be your maid-of-honor for your wedding day but she’s also your best friend for life. So stop freaking out at her and appreciate her for all she’s doing.
11. Schedule date night with your partner.
It’s easy to get so lost in all the hectic wedding planning that you forget to make time for your significant other. At least once a week, unplug from the wedding whirlwind and spend some alone time your fiancé.
12. Stop trying to “size down.”
Don’t fall into the trap of buying a wedding dress a size too small to force your body to shed a couple of pounds before your big day. Seriously, it’s not worth it. You’ll only make yourself crankier, and you don’t need that.
13. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Stop getting angry if something isn’t “perfect,” and no matter how much planning you do, something will inevitably go wrong and it’s okay. Repeat after me: it’s okay.
14. Remember why you’re getting married.
You’re not getting married for the ceremony, but rather because you want to spend the rest of your life with your significant other. Don’t forget: your wedding is just the beginning.
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