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49 Tips for a Bride Planning Her Own Wedding


  1. Keep Your Wedding Details a Secret

Have some wedding surprises along the way that you keep secret between just you and your fiancé, whether it’s a special dessert bar or even an activity that will be taking place at your wedding.

  1. Remember That Bigger Doesn’t Mean Better

You might feel pressure to throw a gigantic reception with a lot of people and a budget you can’t afford, don’t feel as though you have to make your wedding like that. A bigger wedding is not a better wedding, especially if you want to have a more intimate vibe.

  1. Let the Groom Have His “Thing”

An easy way for your groom to get involved is to give him something special to plan for the wedding, whether it’s a whiskey bar or even the gifts for his groomsmen.

  1. Forget About Perfection

Knowing that things may go wrong along the way will help you feel more at ease during the wedding planning process. Try not to focus on planning a perfect wedding and instead, focus on planning a wedding that’s personal for you and your fiancé.

  1. Consider Taking Off Work the Week Before

There may be a lot of last-minute tasks along the way, so consider taking off a few days before the wedding to just have some time to rest, relax, and to give yourself a buffer.

  1. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Remember to pick your battles when something makes you upset. If it’s a problem with a vendor or even a last-minute wedding day challenge, remind yourself that it’s important to let the little things go throughout the process.

  1. Take Time Between Your Wedding and Your Honeymoon

Planning a wedding and a honeymoon at the same time can be expensive, but also very time consuming. Consider taking time off between your wedding and your honeymoon so that you can save up and reset the button on your planning priorities. It helps to just focus on one thing at a time.

  1. Remember What Matters Most

Planning a wedding can be an emotional and overwhelming process, but throughout it all, remember why you’re throwing this party in the first place: To marry the love of your life and celebrate with your loved ones. Try to remember that little detail as often as possible when you feel like things are going wrong or you’re letting stress take over.

  1. Make the Wedding Adventure Fun

Enjoy the time you’re spending planning your wedding and make it fun along the way. Weddings are a giant celebration of love and when you plan your special day on your own, you truly are planning the wedding of your dreams.



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