• Chloe Bye

Being a decisive Bride

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

When it comes to planning your wedding your mind is taken over with ideas, questions and decisions. No one told you that you’d be having to make seemingly small decision nearly every day on the run up to your wedding and some brides feel overwhelmed with this. Don’t worry you’re not on your own and every bride out there will be questioning their decisions, so to put you at ease and make a few of the decisions a bit easier and keep you on track, here are a few tips below.

Don’t doubt yourself and go with your gut.

This rule of thumb certainly applies to other aspects in your life when making decisions, so with your wedding do exactly the same. When it comes to picking the theme, colours or even the flowers for the big day, if you have an initial idea or concept, go with it. Speak to your suppliers and venue and discuss your ideas and work together to get your initial vision for the wedding brought to life on the day. Trust your original instinct and ideas and don’t doubt yourself along the way.

Be organised

It’s very easy when it comes to planning your wedding that things can spiral out of control and you feel like you have lists and decision to make coming out of your ears. Don’t panic – take an evening to sit down and organise your planning. Create a to do list and split it into three areas.

  1. Items to look at but can wait

  2. Decisions that need to be made

  3. Urgent decisions and tasks

Planning your wedding shouldn’t be a chore and you should enjoy every aspect, so being organised will keep you on track and help ease the pressure and ensure you make decisions on time. Hiring a wedding planner will always help this aspect and they will often offer support and advice.

Narrow down your options

Weddings can be so diverse so making decisions on your style of wedding can be difficult. The best thing to do is to narrow down your options and zone in to one style and theme of wedding. Take a look at Pinterest boards and gain inspiration from wedding magazines and mood boards to identify the perfect fit for your wedding. Once you’ve narrowed down your options this will help you pick suppliers as their work will reflect the style you have decided on.

Stop looking

I know it’s hard but once you’ve zoned in on a theme and style of wedding, stop looking. I know it’s tempting but once you’ve decided, stick with it and stay away from looking on Pinterest which will no doubt confuse yourself with the abundance of ideas out there. Now focus on looking at the different of aspects that compliment your wedding such as invites, flowers, place settings etc.

Set a decision timeline

If you are struggling with a decision, give yourself a timeline and a mental cut-off date such as a couple of weeks to make the decision. Take the time to discuss it with your partner, friends and family and gage their thoughts. This will give you the time to have a think and not put too much pressure on yourself to make the decisions without thinking it through.

Reward yourself

Making all these decisions can be tough and it feels like there are so many, so why not treat yourself after you’ve made some. You and your partner could go out for a meal or you could have a nice long soak in the bath to unwind. So pop on that face mask and relax. Don’t forget this journey to the day you say I do is so precious and special that you want to enjoy every second and not think of it as a chore.

Hire a wedding planner

If you really struggle with making decisions and being decisive, hiring a wedding planner might be the best decision you make for your wedding. They can offer you advice, tips and inspiration that will make the process a lot easier and stress free. If you are considering hiring a wedding planning, I’d love to hear from you to discuss your wedding and how we can work together.

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