Some of us dream about our wedding day from the time we are children. But the road from engagement to wedding day is bound to be filled with ups and downs and the roller coaster of it all can cause some serious stress. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to help minimize wedding planning stress. And we've got three of our top tips for you this week.
Get Organized/Have A Plan
We've said it before and we'll keep on saying it - organization is one of your best defenses against wedding stress. And before you panic about your lack of organizational skills, remember that you build a whole wedding crew made up of family, friends, and vendors (like Fusion!) to help you pull off your dream day. There are also some great tools out there, like The Knot Wedding Planner & Organizer Binder. And did you know Fusion helps you create a wedding day schedule? You can see more about that here. And while that is a useful timeline for the big day, it's important to set a timeline for the whole process leading up to the wedding.
It is easy to get caught up in 24/7 wedding planning. Maybe even when you aren't actively working on your wedding (sealing envelopes, chats with the caterer, selecting linen...) you're in bed scrolling through Pinterest, as if your wedding board isn't already bursting. Pump the brakes every once in a while. Take your SO for a day trip to a winery/brewery hopping. Go hiking in Asheville. Schedule a couples massage. Or just curl up on the couch together. Take time to connect while disconnecting from the million and one things on your to-do list. Those things will get done and if you need help, delegate some things out. But stepping away from your wedding planning allows you time to breathe and refocus.
Bring The Right Attitude
Ya'll, your wedding is a big party celebrating the love you and your SO share. How fabulous is that? You don't want to need to look at your wedding photos to know what your big day looked like (we want you to pull your wedding photos out all the time but they should be a fun, beautiful reminder, not a necessary log of how the day unfolded). At a wedding a few years ago (we were there as guests, not wedding photographers), Murphy's Law showed up - everything that could go wrong went wrong. A transformer blew so power went out. It rained so a tent had to be brought out last minute. The DJ made off with the bride and groom's cake and dinner (seriously) so they went to Taco Bell after the reception. And ya know what? It was still one of the best weddings because they laughed it all off and celebrated that through it all, their friends and families were there, and they were finally married. While we hope your big day goes off without a hitch, there's a chance something doesn't shake out exactly as planned, either in the planning stages or on the day itself. Having a good attitude is 99% of the battle.
Fusion believes in giving clients fierce photos and a damn good time. Engagement and wedding photography should be fun! But we also want to help make sure the other areas of the wedding planning process are as stress-free as possible. While we aren't officially wedding planners, we've worked with enough couples to have some tricks and tips up our sleeves to keep you focused on what really matters - a gorgeous celebration of love.