Wedding Planning Doesn’t Have to be Painful – Here’s Why

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Planning a wedding is one of the world’s most stressful jobs. With a million things to think about at once, from guest lists to flower arrangements, photographers to dietary requirements, it can be easy to forget that weddings are supposed to be fun. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips to help you take some of the stress out of wedding planning for UK brides to be.

Be smart when choosing your wedding band

One of the biggest headaches for many wedding planners is music. A wedding without music is a wedding without an atmosphere, but the wrong music can do more harm than good. It doesn’t come cheap either. The average UK couple spends just over £1,000 on wedding music.

It’s a good idea to hire a band from the local area as this will save you money on travel and accommodation, which bands from further afield will add to their booking price. A local band is also likely to perform frequently in your area, giving you the opportunity to ask around for reviews, or even to go and see them yourself to get a feel for their style. The easiest way to find a local band is to search on a website that allows you to filter available wedding bands by location, as well as budget.

A good wedding brings together several generations of two families, so it’s unlikely that everyone will have the same taste in music. Your best chance of keeping everyone happy is to choose a wedding band that can perform songs in a number of genres and is perhaps willing to cover a few classics as well.

Consider a winter wedding

Summer will always be peak wedding season, as many couples are drawn to the extra hours of daylight and the likelihood of good weather. However, a summer wedding comes with its fair share of drawbacks. Venues, bands, photographers, and caterers are all more likely to be booked up, and those that aren’t will increase their prices. Choosing a winter wedding can relieve some of this stress as it will give you more time to consider your options. You are also likely to save money, which can be put towards other aspects of the wedding. Best of all, a winter wedding can make it easier to compile your guest list, as friends and family are less likely to be busy with their own holiday plans. Yes, it might rain, but since when has the weather been reliable anyway?

 Hire a wedding planner

Perhaps the best way to relieve wedding stress is to hand the responsibility over to a professional. Of course, this is not a cheap option, with the average UK wedding planner charging £1000, but the time and effort you’ll save could be priceless. A good wedding planner will take care of all the awkward, time-consuming jobs, endless phone calls, and appointments, allowing you to concentrate on the aspects of the wedding that really matter to you. If you can afford it, a wedding planner is a money well spent.

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