You have a vision of the perfect wedding in your mind, which makes it difficult to let go and allow others to help you with the planning process. However, you could end up getting overwhelmed and stressed out. You don’t have to do everything on your own! In fact, don’t be afraid to delegate some of the following tasks.
You can help design the invitations and choose the paper and envelopes. But you don’t have to assemble and address them on your own. Enlist your bridal party, family, fiancé, and anyone else who is willing and able. You could get everyone together, turn on a show (watch the Olympics or reruns of The Bachelorette!), and get to work.
Are you planning on creating your own wedding favors? If so, get someone to help you. Whether you need to glue a label on mason jars or tie bows around small bags of candy, don’t do it by yourself. Get your bridesmaids to help you. You could also ask your family, fiancé, and friends.
Whether you hire a DJ or band, or have a friend play a Spotify Playlist over the sound system, you need to decide what you want to do and what you want to play. This is a great job for your fiancé. Discuss some of your music ideas together. Then, let your fiancé loose to choose the perfect music for the event. And if you choose to go with a Spotify Playlist, you can create a collaborative playlist so your friends can help curate songs to play throughout the reception. You’re guaranteed to get friends on the dance floor when their songs come on!
Where should you go on your honeymoon? What should you do there? After you decide, you have to book the flights, reserve the hotel, and everything else. No, you don’t. Let your fiancé take over and handle all of the honeymoon plans. You can provide suggestions and ideas, but don’t worry about getting bogged down in arrangements. Let your honey take over from there.
While you’ll definitely be the one deciding on your bridesmaids’ dresses, you should involve your bridesmaids during the inspiration phase. Invite your friends to a Pinterest Board and have them help curate bridesmaid dress ideas or check out Weddington Way.
Don’t sweat it. These are men, not boys. Share a few photos for ideas and then send them on their way to execute your handsome vision. You may want to suggest a service like The Black Tux or Menguin.
If you want people to sign a guestbook when they arrive at your reception, assign someone in the bridal party to handle it for you. They can greet guests and ask them to sign the guestbook before entering the reception.
Delegating wedding planning tasks isn’t always easy. However, you’ll find that asking for help will make the process easier and less stressful. Think about tasks that you could delegate to people that you trust and let them take over from there!
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