Hooray for you if you’re able to handle the entire wedding planning process on your own, but it’s ultimately not the healthiest way to go about it. Now, this does not mean that you need to hire professional help in order to accomplish tasks, but you’ll want to make use of those around you in order to be more efficient and avoid burning out. Now, we understand that it can be hard relinquishing control to others, especially if you’re not certain if they’re up for it, but in the long run, it will be worth it. If you have always had trouble delegating tasks, just take a look at some of the tips we’ve provided below to help you get started:
Understand Your Tasks
The idea of handling and preparing for your own wedding can be exciting, but if you choose to handle everything on your own, you’re really at risk of burning out before the big day. In order to make the best use of the resources around you, first discuss with your partner and decide on the priorities that you would much rather handle on your own.
For example, if you already have a preference on the type of floral arrangements on your big day, you should be handling this task on your own. Likewise, if you’re not particular about the type of stationery that will be used at your wedding reception, let your family members or friends take over the task. Their role isn’t to make any final decisions, but instead to do the initial research and shortlisting before getting back to you with their findings.
Work with a Trusted Wedding Planner
Why not let the experts in the wedding industry handle things for you? After all, you’ll be hiring them for their knowledge and connections, and it’ll also save you the headaches and random unprepared costs associated with stumbling about blindly. After all, most people have little to no experience when it comes to preparing for their own wedding.
With experts on hand, they’ll be able to help you delegate tasks which you simply don’t have time for, and also help you accomplish other types of annoying tasks that you would really rather not handle. There is a reason why the wedding industry is still thriving, and it makes sense to leverage on what they know and the connections they have with vendors they trust and also use on a regular basis for your own wedding preparations.
Consider Your Group’s Strengths
Whether you’ve decided to hire a wedding planner or handle things on your own, it’s always a good idea to leverage on the strengths of family members and friends. After all, you won’t be good at everything. This is also a good chance for others to feel included in the planning process, and you’ll also be able to focus on the things that truly matter to you and allow others to handle tasks which you are not as effective at.
For example, if you think you’re simply the worst at decorating but your best friend is an absolute genius at it, let her take the lead. Let her know what you have in mind, then leave her to figure out the available options before coming back to you. You’ll still be a part of the process, but the best part of this is that you’ll get to forgo all the unnecessary headaches and annoyances you’ll feel handling something you’re not familiar with or good at.
Have a Brainstorming Session With Closed Ones
You don’t have to do everything on your own. This is especially true when it comes to the ideas, themes and concepts for your wedding. You probably already have a few notions of your own, but it’s always a good idea to gain feedback from people whose opinions you trust.
Round up a small group and start a brainstorming session. Just throw around different possibilities and options out there and see what comes out. Once you have pinpointed ideas which you would like to keep and work on, it then boils down to delegating different tasks to people whom you know you are able to handle it.
Learn to Trust and Follow-Up
Do you know the feeling where someone has trusted you to do something but is constantly worried and concerned about whether you’ll be able to do it? Well, don’t put yourself in the exact same position with those helping you out. After all, you wouldn’t want them to think that they were not capable of handling the task, and it might also lead to feelings of resentment and unwillingness.
Instead, learn to follow up with them gently and just make yourself useful if they require your assistance. With your various helpers helping you out, this will definitely free up your own time to concentrate on things that you’ll much rather handle on your own.
Ask for Help
Even with all the help from family members and friends, there might be certain things which are just too complex for you to handle on your own. For example, designing your own wedding invitation is something that not everyone will be able to do. This is where freelancing sites are handy as you’re able to select and hire tons of professional help at an affordable price. Similarly, the same goes to managing and planning the transportation for your wedding day.
We know you want your wedding day to be perfect from state to finish, so why stress about the small details when you and your entire wedding party can sit back, relax, and enjoy a comfortable ride? Our Connecticut limo service has many years of experience under its belt. We’ve been hired to meet the transportation needs for various events, and we’ll be more than happy to be included in your special day. We have tons of attractive packages just waiting for you, and you can rest assured that your comfort and safety is our topmost priority. Get in touch with us today by calling us or booking our Connecticut wedding transportation services online.