Feeling overwhelmed? Lacking in motivation or inspiration to just get things done for your wedding? Spending months upon months planning, coordinating and being fully immersed in a wedding frenzy may lead to bridal burnout. But hey, it’s okay to feel like this sometimes. To help you get back in the zone, check out our top 10 ways to get inspired when wedding planning.
1) Let media inspire you!
If you literally have no idea where to start, stock up on bridal magazines, check out wedding blogs and get pinning on Pinterest. The ‘big wedding book’ might seem like a big old cliche but there is a reason so many brides swear by it! Cut out and print everything that catches your eye and stick it into your book or simply add to a mood board. Then, when you feel like you’ve hit a brick wall, delve in and take a look at all the things that have caught you eye, for an instant hit of inspiration!
2) Talk to your family and friends
Having a good old chat with family and friends can really help you come up with some amazing ideas together, and the good news is that they’ll probably be more than happy to help. Sit down over a cuppa and list the things you’re struggling with and you’ll be amazed with what you can come up with together.
3) Let suppliers guide you
Remember, that the suppliers you’re working with are likely to have years of experience in the wedding industry and so have worked with some of the best in the business. Many venues work closely with different vendors so ask them for advice on who they would recommend.
4) Talk to your other half
If your other half is more than happy to be involved in the planning process, don’t dismiss their opinions. They may not be exactly what you want to hear but talking about an average idea can lead to an amazing one, so don’t rule out anything immediately.
5) Take at least one day a week off
Don’t get too bogged down by it all and take at least one day a week off from wedding planning. That means no talking about it, no list creating and definitely no emailing! Sometimes taking a day to clear your head is exactly what is needed to keep the ideas flowing.
6) Spend a set time each day on planning
Having a full time job and planning a wedding can be hard work but it is amazing what can be achieved during an hour’s lunch break. Use this time to catch up emails or pop out to a quick appointment. Likewise, sometimes an hour in the evening is all that is needed to stay on top of things. Don’t fret if you don’t get around to replying to that email today – there is always tomorrow!
7) Make the experience fun
Don’t forget to have fun! Making the experience as fun as possible will help you stay inspired! Make a day out of dress shopping, cake tasting or venue hunting and enjoy the process together with your other half.
If there is something you simply can’t handle and you know that a friend or family member would be better at it, delegate (if they’re willing, obviously!). They may come up with something truly spectacular and it’s one less thing for you to have to worry about.
9) Hire an expert
And if you still feel like you don’t know where to start and are really struggling with envisioning how you want your day to flow, it’s time to call in the big guns – the wedding planner. If your budget allows, seek the help of a professional who will take all the stress out of planning and offer all the inspiration you need!
10) Focus on what’s important
Finally, don’t lose sight of why you are getting married. If it’s not important to you, don’t fret the small stuff and focus on those elements which you believe will help make your day special!