No matter how you look at it, planning a wedding is hard work. There are a thousand moving pieces to choose and coordinate on what may be the biggest day of your entire life. Most brides are giant balls of stress for months beforehand, and only after the showers, parties, ceremony, and reception can they finally take a breath and relax.
What’s behind all this stress, you ask? Here are the 5 things brides stress about most when planning a wedding.
1. The budget
Want to know the Number One stressor for most brides? Budget, baby, budget. Nobody wants to start their marriage by accruing a lot of debt, but weddings are far from cheap. According to The Knot, the average couple who married in 2016 spent around $35,329 on their wedding alone.
Finding a way to include all of the details you want on your big day without spending more than you can afford is a constant worry while planning a wedding. Stick to your guns and keep looking until you find an option that works with the budget you’ve allowed.
2. The dress
Every bride wants to look perfect on her wedding day, and that means nailing the dress decision early on. Not only should it make you feel like the best possible version of yourself, but it should also reflect the style and feel of your wedding and venue. A full ball gown might be out of place on a beach, for instance.
And you need to be able to fit into it months after you’ve ordered it, since the alterations process is fairly lengthy.
Most of all, it needs to be comfortable enough for a long night on the dance floor, whether you’re swaying to one of these first dance songs or getting down to the latest pop hits.
3. The flowers
Here’s the thing about wedding flowers: They’re beautiful, but they’re fragile. They don’t last very long, especially in warm weather, and they’re hard to replace if something goes wrong.
They also happen to be one of the bigger expenses associated with your wedding.
Is it any wonder then that brides often find themselves stressing over flowers even on the day of their wedding?
4. The RSVPs
When you’re paying anywhere from $40-$150 for guest who attends, you really, really need to know who’s coming and who’s not. But human nature being what it is, wedding guests often forget to send in their RSVPs until right before the deadline, if at all.
What this usually means for the happy couple is hours stress, worry, and calling guests to ask for their reply. And if you friends and family are extra-forgetful (of deadlines or manners), they may even show up to your wedding without an RSVP and expect to have a place set for them.
5. The music
While music tends to be a smaller worry than some of the others on this list, the stress is definitely still there. Finding a band that will suit everyone’s tastes can be difficult. Coordinating arrivals, departures, and breaks with your band — and arranging for entertainment while the band takes a break — can be yet another chore on your laundry list of things to do before the big day.
Fortunately, we’ve seen this enough to know how to handle things smoothly and avoid any interruptions to your special day. We’ve compiled a list of tips to choose the right music for your wedding, and we’re incredibly responsive to brides who contact us with worries or concerns leading up to their wedding.
Let us take something off your list
Is the stress of planning your big day getting to you? Let us take some weight off your shoulders. Our extensive song list spans a variety of genres and has something for everyone. We’ll even learn new songs on request.
Want to know how we can help make your day extra special? Contact us to get started.