The excitement, the exhaustion, the financial stress, we get it- it eventually gets to you.
There are so many different ways you can deal with decision fatigue, don’t let it build up inside of you. You don’t want to lose your mind before the big day arrives, therefore, give yourself enough time to complete all the tasks needed. If you try and plan a wedding in only a few months, you will certainly get tired and burnt out. Depending on how you want the big day to go and the number of guests attending, everything takes time. One of the most important ways to deal with decision fatigue is by delegating tasks to other important people that are part of your special day. Just because it is your wedding, doesn’t mean that YOU have to do it all!
Let’s take a look at the best advice we can give when it comes to dealing with decision fatigue while planning your special day.
Don’t try to do everything on your own, ask for help
Weddings can be overwhelming, to say the least, especially when you try and do it all on your own. Although it can be very beneficial to hire a wedding planner, it’s okay not to if you feel like you can handle all of the tasks/responsibilities that come along with it. At the end of the day, a wedding planner does cost extra so if you are trying to save some money, delegate tasks to the people closest to you.
This is a great time to get your wedding party to help (if applicable) or anyone who you can trust. Set a timeline and give yourself enough time to focus on each task without feeling stressed.
Focus on what’s most important at the start
Setting up a timeline to prioritize the time you have is very important and a good way to stay organized. While wedding planning, you will have a lot to plan and a lot to keep track of. Everyone wants their day to go as planned, therefore, being organized is the biggest part of all the planning. When you prioritize what’s most important, you can dedicate the time required to get it completed.
Try not to spend too much time worrying about the little things. Once you get the big things booked for the day such as the venue, food, source of music, and so on, then the small things like table settings can come next. Creating a Pinterest board is a great way to stay organized and get wedding inspiration.
Take a break every now and then
Everyone needs to take a break from wedding planning or else by the time the day comes you will be too stressed to even enjoy it. It’s hard not to want to plan everything from the day your spouse proposes, however, take time to enjoy the process. Your mind needs a break in order to process all the information and to be able to make the best decisions possible.
The best way to deal with stress and fatigue while wedding planning is to take a break for a few days and pick back up when you feel ready.
Be realistic and keep things in perception
There comes a point in time that you have to be realistic and keep things in perspective. Everyone wants to have a glamorous wedding and for it to be the best of time, but going over your budget will only create more stress.
People tend to get carried away when they are rushed and stressed. Don’t do this to yourself! Give yourself enough time to plan everything without being rushed. Your wedding guests will remember the energy and love that was surrounding the happy couple on their wedding day. They are not going to pinpoint certain decorations and wonder why they did this and that.
This is your day and your time to do whatever makes you happy. If you are hesitant about one part of the planning process, move on to something different. Make sure you give yourself enough time to book the venue, get your attire, book the caterers, and that you are getting your first or second choice. Again, other people are booking weddings too so time is of the essence.
Remember, take the necessary breaks needed in order to enjoy the entire process!