I hate to say it but that delightful engagement bubble you will currently be in will be very quickly burst once you get to the nitty gritty and – everyone’s dreaded bit – the budget! But don’t let this put you off. I promise I can help make your wedding planning fun.
I loved every single second of the process and yes it was stressful, yes we had fall outs – surprisingly not with each other – and yes we did go over budget – slightly – but it was the most amazing experience and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
So how do you stay sane?
See below my tips and tricks for staying sane during the wedding planning process, it should also help you to not turn into a complete Bridezilla.
In addition to the obvious wedding planning learnings, I also very quickly learnt that the spreadsheet was my very best friend. Google Sheets to be exact – I actually found a love for Google Drive I did not know was possible! We had a spreadsheet for everything, with automatic algorithms and multiple tabs. And believe me I was not a spreadsheet kind of girl before wedding planning, I am more scatty than you can imagine, but it changed me.
So it was inevitable that when my recently engaged friends needed a little guidance on how to get started I sent them the spreadsheet. I mean if they want a wedding planner, I will also be the first in line! But it did get me thinking that there are probably some other wonderful couples out there that might benefit from my wedding lifeline and also some handy tips and tricks.
So I have put together my very own “Spinkdot’s guide to wedding planning bliss” with the help of Canva – I love this tool – and you can also download my super handy spreadsheet if you want to get a head start on your planning.
I would really love your feedback on this one, so please leave me some comments/questions/feedback in the box below.
Good luck with the planning ladies and gents