When the guy finally pops the question to the girl he loves, they need to know that they should start their wedding planning as early as possible to really iron out the kinks. This is no exaggeration, since wedding planning can require a lot of planning not only for the bride and the groom, but also for the other people affected such as close friends and family members.
To actually achieve this, a lot of brides get a wedding planner to actually do the planning. This might be a good idea, but it is also harder and more expensive. Save up on the wedding planner and learn to plan your own wedding with these tips on reducing stress before and during your wedding.
Do some research as well before actually setting the wedding date, make estimates on the expenditures then discuss everything, from the flowers, to the venue, to the food, even the band that will play. Once the budget has been set and it did not meet your original proposed value, do not fret, since this is where the real wedding planning begins. It's when you will be forced to be more creative on finding alternatives for your original plans.
Also, keep in mind that even if the groom doesn't show it, he is just as overly-excited as you are. So when deciding whether to put tulips or lilies and he says he's happy with whatever makes you happy, he is probably telling the truth. A large percentage of grooms find wedding planning just exciting as a bride would find the Superbowl exciting. It is not that he does not care about you, because he does and he just wants to see you happy. In relation to this, never second guess your choices because, more often than not, your first instinct is probably the best one, so be confident with that choice and move on.
Develop the right attitude during your wedding day. Keep in mind that happy people have happy weddings, while stressed people have stressful weddings. You, as the bride, are the center of attention, and whether you like it or not, the mood of the wedding depends on your mood. Do everything in your power to keep yourself happy and positive in every action or choice you make. This covers setting the tone for the family, even if it means hugging your brother's girlfriend who is a decade older than your mom. Keep in mind that the more love you give, the more you will receive.
Problems will arise whether you like it or not, and this is true even in weddings. Just keep in mind that how you view your wedding is how others will view it as well, so getting frustrated about every little detail is going to leave you feeling frustrated with the whole wedding planning process and when your wedding day comes, you will be so focused on everything that's not perfect, you won't be able to enjoy all the beautiful moments that will happening around you.