You know that to do list, the one that every wedding planning website tells you, you need to complete. The list can be long and overwhelming. But below we will give you some great tips to getting it DONE!
1. Please do not think that EVERYTHING on those list need to be done. They are meant to be a guide and most times lots of those details will not ever pertain to you. So do not stress out if your list says you have 213 things still to complete on your list.
2. Schedule a time into your week to work on your list or planning. Maybe its every Tuesday night from 7-8 pm. It doesn't have to be a lot of time but keep it consistent. Make time to work on things together, so that you are both on the same page and both involved. Additionally, work on one category at a time. Trust me it will be more fun than you think.
3. Once a month go thru your list and mark off things you KNOW you will not need to do or pertain to you. These may be things like schedule sitter, renew passports or start making favors. No need to keep things on your list, even if they are on your list for these to do as it gets closer, if you aren't planning to do them. Just cross them off and relieve some of the stress.
4. Twice a week don't do any wedding planning. I know sounds funny right? But think about how often you say "I should work on xyz" then you don't. Take 2 days a week that are No Planning Days. Those are strict days off. It will make you more productive and you will enjoy the process more.
5. Recruit your friends. Have a once a month planning party when you can get together with your friends and chat about your plans. Maybe you want to have a program assembling party, or invitation stuffing party. Either way try to get together with your friends for some fun planning. It may even be a night of tasting cupcakes for cake flavors or wine tasting to determine what you want to serve. Just make it fun.
And of course our best advise is to hire a wedding planner to help keep you on track. Not only do they know the tips and tricks but they can help manage your to do list, keep your grounded with things you do not need to do and most importantly make sure you enjoy the process.