Whether you are a bride or groom-to-be, or the close friend or family member of someone who is tying the knot soon, you know that wedding planning can be stressful and time-consuming. Even if you are planning a very small wedding or elopement, there is a lot that needs to be planned out and lots of small decisions to make. If you’re struggling with the planning process, read on. Here are 3 tips for planning a wedding.

Show Off Your Unique Style

By finding ways to show off your own unique style on your wedding day, you will be putting a personal touch on the day that will make it unforgettable. You can do this by wearing the perfect suit, DIY-ing decor, or offering your favorite type of food. Think outside the box to find ways to infuse your special day with your unique style and that of your future spouse and guests will be talking about it for years!

It’s Never Too Early

You may be in the middle of a lengthy engagement with your wedding day planned for several months or even years away. It’s never too early to start planning, however. Start saving up money for the wedding as soon as you get engaged. Once you pick a date, start shopping for a dress, a venue, a photographer, etc. It’s better to finish the planning process too early than to run out of time.

Figure Out Your Priorities

Depending on what your budget is, you most likely won’t be able to include everything you want at your wedding. This is why it’s smart to sit down with your fiancé and figure out your priorities.

For example, if getting married in a beautiful place with a specific aesthetic is important to you both, it may be worth prioritizing your venue both in your budget and planning timeline.

If having good photos is the most important thing, use a large portion of your budget for your photographer and less on things that don’t matter to you as much. It’s all about compromises.

Practice Self Care

Since wedding planning can be so stressful and even cause fights between future spouses, it is extra important that you take care of yourself. If you start to feel overwhelmed, take breaks! Everything doesn’t need to get done overnight and it will be so much easier on you if you practice self-care on a regular basis.

Planning a wedding doesn’t have to always be so stressful. In fact, it can be a lot of fun too. You are planning for what is to be one of the happiest days of your life after all, so might as well enjoy it! Hopefully these tips can help make the process less painful and more streamlined for you.