Our Guide to Stress Free Wedding Planning

Alright, lovebirds, grab a cuppa and settle in! We’re about to embark on the delightful adventure of planning a wedding that’s uniquely and authentically yours. Let’s toss the rulebook out the window and dive into the art of crafting a celebration that’s a more of a bit of you and most importantly, stress free!




1. Buck the Trend, Be You:

Forget the one-size-fits-all approach to weddings. If the thought of a traditional white dress and a grand venue gives you the heebie-jeebies, toss them aside. Embrace your inner rebel and personalise your celebration. Whether it’s a vintage gown, a unique venue or funky accessories, let your wedding reflect your personalities, not societal expectations.






2. The Budget Chat:

Money talks can be as tricky as deciphering Cockney slang, but setting a budget is your secret weapon against stress. Don’t fall for the myth that weddings need to break the bank. Set a realistic budget and stick to it. Your celebration can be just as magical without leaving you counting pennies for the honeymoon.




3. Prioritise Your Priorities:

In the vast sea of wedding details, know what floats your boat. Make a list of priorities – the must-haves that will make your day uniquely yours. Whether it’s a live band, a specific theme, or a menu that pays homage to your favourite cuisine, channel your energy and budget towards what matters most to you.





4. The Guest List Conundrum:

Creating a guest list can feel like navigating a roundabout during rush hour but it’s your day, not a royal affair. Be selective. Invite those who’ve been part of your love story or people you would be happy to share a meal with any other time, not those you feel obliged to invite. Quality over quantity ensures a more intimate, meaningful celebration.




5. Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication:

Amidst the wedding trends and Pinterest boards, don’t forget the allure of simplicity. Focus on what truly matters to you, and don’t feel the need to incorporate every trend under the sun. Sometimes, a simple, elegant celebration speaks volumes and ensures you’re not drowning in details and worrying about more things going wrong.




6. Your Wedding, Your Rules:

Feeling a bit rebellious? Good on you! Toss out the rulebook and make your own. If the traditional ceremony isn’t your cup of tea, rewrite it and use a celebrant. Infuse your personalities into every aspect – from the vows to the playlist. This is your day, and there are no ‘shoulds’ or ‘musts’ except what feels right for you.




7. No Comparisons, No Stress:

It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap, especially in the age of Instagram-worthy weddings. Resist the urge to measure your celebration against others. Your love story is unique, and so should your wedding be. Stay true to what feels right for you, and don’t let the choices of others cloud your vision.




8. Stress Less, Laugh More:

Repeat after me: it’s a celebration, not a military operation. Keep the stress levels low by maintaining a sense of humour. Wedding planning is an adventure – a bit like trying to find Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross. Have a laugh, enjoy the process, and relish every moment. The more you focus on what makes you happy, the more memorable and stress-free your wedding will be.




Cheers to you, lovebirds! As you embark on this uniquely British journey, remember that your wedding is a canvas waiting for your artistic touch. Be true to yourselves, break a few rules, and celebrate the love that brought you here. It’s your day, your way, and the most important thing is to enjoy every moment. Cheers to your authentic and stress-free wedding day!