4 Ways to Beat Stress When Wedding Planning

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What is it about weddings that make them simultaneously the most joyous and stressful events we’re likely to experience? Well, Ferratum are here to save the (big) day! For many people, planning and arranging their big day feels like a full-time job. In fact, it takes over their entire life!

Between picking out the bridesmaids and groomsmen, whittling down that huge guest list and tasting 10,000 different cake flavours you never knew existed, the list feels endless and overwhelming.

Then there’s the budget. The average UK wedding costs £25,090! It’s no wonder that weddings cause so much stress.

There’s no need to panic, Ferratum is here to take the stress out of your day. Here are our 4 top tips for bringing some zen to your wedding planning:

1. Take the Hassle Out of Planning

While a wedding planner to pass the workload onto might sound heavenly, there are simpler (and less costly) ways to get you started.

From scheduling, to-do lists, RSVP lists and wedding registries, there are apps designed to keep you calm when there’s so much to organise. Paste Magazine put together a list of 10 Great Wedding Apps to Help You Plan Your Big Day. See how one of these apps can help you plan your big day here.  

2. Remember Why You’re Doing This

At the end of the day, you’re about to marry the person you love. After all, this is what it’s all about. Your big day should be a joyous occasion, not a stressful one.

Work as a team through the planning. Enjoy the process together, laugh and don’t take things too seriously. It’ll all come together in the end and as long as you have each other, that’s all that matters.

3. Be Inventive

Once you’ve settled on your budget, sometimes coming up with the cash can be a challenge. Using a credit card may seem like a good idea, but you could be repaying the interest on your big day for years to come.

Try to think of other ways to raise the cash, such as overtime at work, a second part time evening job or making use of any marketable talents you have in the run up to your wedding.  

4. Let It Go

Don’t get too invested in the idea of having “the perfect day”. You can only plan so much and whatever will happen will happen!

Take the pressure off yourself, take a deep breath and celebrate what should be one of the most special days of your life (even if it does rain!).

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