Congratulations on becoming a blushing bride to-be! Your exciting day is just a year away and you have seemingly infinite things to do. Except — why should you do them at all? Here’s a quick and easy guide to delegating tasks to your wedding planner so you’ll never need to lift a finger.
Step One: Find a Wedding Planner
While 93% of brides use the internet for planning their wedding, a wedding planner is often involved in the process, too. If you don’t want to worry about doing anything for your wedding, hiring a planner you trust is the most important first step. Planners are the conductors of the beautiful symphony that is your wedding. Make sure to meet them in person first so you’ll know they will compose the piece you want to hear.
Step Two: Find Your “Doers”
Talk to your wedding planner about having your friends and family help out with the wedding plans. Choose people you know based on their strong suits. A logistical individual should be charged with finding your wedding party tent rentals and accessories. (Tip: if you want a strictly indoor setting, you don’t need a wedding party tent, but a venue instead.) Another friend with industry connections can help organize music and photography. And your artistic friend can be in charge of decorations. Enlist friends who are more than willing to lend a helping hand and play to their strengths to create an amazing wedding experience for your big day.
Step Three: Set Some Ground Rules
Don’t be afraid to tell your planning team exactly what you want and what you absolutely don’t want. It might help to mention the things that you will actually care about if they go wrong. No wedding goes off without a hitch, so it’s pointless to worry about what everything that could possibly go haywire Just make sure your team knows the most important things to get right.
Step Four: Let it Happen
The point of getting a wedding team together is to avoid the stress and work of planning. Don’t micromanage; just let it happen in the background. Figure out what you can control and what you can’t, and focus your energy on the former — but not too much. Basically, enjoy being engaged while you can.
Step Five: Get Married
Birds chirping, sun shining, wind blowing through your veil… The day has come and all that’s left is a short walk down the aisle and the poignant “I do.”
Planning your own wedding doesn’t need to be stressful — especially when you hire someone to plan it for you. Make sure to involve both a professional and your friends to ensure you get the wedding of your dreams. Good luck and have a beautiful wedding day!