Engagement and weddings are huge events, and they can be overwhelming because there are simply too many issues to look into. In addition, many couples attempt to strive for perfection for engagement and wedding events, making the planning more stressful. But this is understandable. After all, engagement and wedding events are rare occasions. And it's only natural to expect them to turn out according to the couple's dreams and wishes. Here is how the planning process usually goes.
Start with ideas for the big day.
A great engagement or wedding plan always start with some great ideas. In the initial phase, you can always write down all the ideas you can think of. Sometimes, you family and friends may be able to contribute. Write down those ideas as well. You may then strike out the ideas that don't sit well with you, and continue to work on the ideas that you feel most comfortable with.
Don't try to work on too many ideas at one time. It's better to single just one or two really great ideas and expand on them. If you have additional time and resources available, you may then work on other ideas. The key here is to keep your focus so as not to get overwhelmed.
Executing the engagement or wedding plan.
So you have a list of to do items on your list. Let your list grow and keep everything organized. Pay special attention to those items that are time sensitive. Work on them first if you can. Always engage the help of family and friends in the process. When a group of people are executing the plan together, things get done a lot faster. So there is no need to worry. You may even want to consider hiring external help.
Make sure that you assign important tasks to people you can depend on. You don't want to assign an important task to a person who is forgetful, or can't seem to be punctual all the time.
For every item, you should always have a clear idea of how much money you are going to spend. This helps when you are assigning the tasks to others. Let them know what your budget is, clarify your needs and wants, and let them help you run the errands. That way, you don't have to do everything yourself.
When making purchases, try to source for items that are located in your local area for the sake of convenience. When you need to run dozens of errands, buying everything from a single location can save you a lot of time. You can easily purchase and collect five or six items in a single day.
So who says engagements and weddings need to be stressful? They can be lots of fun too!