Planning a wedding can be very stressful and a lot of work for one woman. From planning the smallest of details like the pattern of the groomsmen’s ties to making sure the entire event is running smoothly and on time, your energy can quickly burn out. You place all your focus into having the perfect ceremony and reception, and you might start to feel like the chaos and disorganization is uncontrollable. The last thing you want is a train-wreck wedding! So, to help you out, here are some tips to help you get through the craziness of planning a wedding:

Be Organized

Having a schedule will help you stay on top of things from start to finish. Take the time to make a “to-do” calendar at the beginning of your planning stages to give yourself some deadlines; this will help when figuring out what vendors need to be contacted and what needs to get done. If you’re DIY-ing decorations, keep your crafts and supplies in clear storage bins and label them for easy access.

Stick To Your Budget

Along with being organized, you should set a budget and keep track of how much you’re spending. Plan to leave a little wiggle room for last minute expenses and things you might have forgotten to include in your plans.

Ask for Help

Although you might want to do everything yourself to your liking, you can save time and energy when you ask for some help. your family and friends are more than happy to help you with the decorations, and may have some recommendations when it comes to choosing your vendors.

Don’t Forget About Him

You husband-to-be is just as excited to get married as you are. Involve him in the planning process and make sure every decision you make is something you both agree on.

Take Time For Yourself

While your plans are falling into place and all your attention is on the big day, life is happening. Don’t forget to take time to relax and enjoy it! Take a break by having a spa day with your partner, go to the movies, exercise, or even sleep in an extra hour.

Be Grateful

Your plans wouldn’t be possible with the help of others. Your DJ, caterer, decorator, friends, family and so many more work very hard to make your big day everything you’ve been dreaming of. Be sure to say thank you to everyone that contributes to your perfect wedding.