10 tips to having a stress free and bloody amazing wedding!
Updated: Jul 26
Planning a wedding can be a rollercoaster ride, especially for couples who prefer to break away from tradition and march to the beat of their own drum. As a North East wedding photographer, I've had the pleasure of capturing the love stories of many unconventional couples. From quirky themes to unique venues, these weddings are a true celebration of individuality.
So, if you're ready to embark on a stress-free journey towards your dream wedding, I've got some fabulous tips to share with you!
1.Unleash Your Uniqueness:
When it comes to your wedding, don't be afraid to let your uniqueness shine! I've witnessed couples create magical moments by infusing their personalities into every aspect of their special day. From unconventional venues set in old barns to quirky themes like "Star Wars" the possibilities are endless. Embrace your individuality and let your wedding be a true reflection of the passions you share.
2. Follow the white rabbit! Don’t be an Alice lost in wonderland, write a list of all you want to achieve and make a REALISTIC time plan and checklist to help you stay organised! This really helps with all those pretty distractions tempting you along the way!
3. Counting pennies: Set your wedding budgets and avoid any wallet woes!
Set your budget! Seriously, in all this dreaming it is easy to make plans beyond your means. Knowing your budget will help you make informed and clear decisions and reduce any money worries and a few fallings out. Your money is well earnt, ensure it's well spent too, only invest in what you truly value!
4.Keep It Simple, Silly!
Wedding planning can become overwhelming! Take a deep breath and simplify the process. Focus on the elements that truly matter to you as a couple and let go of the rest.
Less stress means more fun and enjoyment on your special day.
5. Be true to YOU.
Set boundaries early on and stay true to yourselves. Opinions are like a** holes, everyones got one… but lets remember this is YOUR day to shine! As a North East wedding photographer, I encourage couples to listen to their hearts and follow their instincts. Politely thank those who offer unsolicited advice and assure them that you've got it all under control. This is your one chance (hopefully) to create a wedding that is uniquely and unapologetically you!
6. STOP, COLLABORATE & LISTEN (to the pros)
Finding kindred spirited vendors is really important when it comes to quirky weddings! Take time to get to know and vibe with reliable wedding suppliers who understand your vision, are excited to collaborate in ideas and are experienced in executing quirky weddings! Read reviews, interview potential vendors, and ask for recommendations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
7. Sharing is caring
Don't climb Mount Everest on your own! Divent’ be afraid to ask for help and delegate tasks to family and friends who you know will do the job well!
Honestly, in sharing these responsibilities, you'll reduce your workload, ensure that things run smoothly and make your wedding party feel valued and excited in the wedding build up!
8. Lighten the load:
If you’ve got to this point and you still feel ‘OMG THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO’... there is an easier way, and maybe worth your investment. In the North East we are blessed with some extremely talented Planners, here to help you navigate uncharted waters, plot your course and find and blend a mix of suppliers that will hopefully sail you smoothly to a wedding paradise. It’s worth remembering most venues have a wedding coordinator who will ensure everything runs smoothly on the day, but remember you have the power to decide whether a wedding planner would benefit your day, giving you peace of mind.
9. Have you got cheerleaders?
Surround yourself with positive energy and support! Seek out friends, family, even online communities who appreciate and embrace your unconventional values. Having cheerleaders like these give encouragement and will uplift you during the planning process and help you navigate any challenges that arise. As a photographer my passion is working with couples keen to think outside the box - I’m here to give you confidence and spur on your unique ideas to ensure we create stunning and fun photographs that scream YOU.
10. Love Yourself
In the midst of all the excitement, it's crucial to take care of yourselves. Self-care is the key to a stress-free wedding. Take breaks from planning, enjoy quality time together, and engage in activities that bring you joy. Whether it's pampering yourselves, stuffing your faces with feel good food or simply relaxing with a good book, prioritising self-care will ensure that you radiate happiness on your special day.
It’s worth adding that hiring a skilled and hilarious North East wedding photographer such as myself allows you to entrust the photographic details to a professional, leaving you free to focus simply on making some bloody amazing memories.
Remember, a stress-free and fun wedding is all about embracing the journey and focusing on what truly matters – your commitment to each other and the celebration of your love.
Ready to have an epic and stress free day? Lets talk...