It takes two to tango, just like it takes a village to plan a wedding. You’ll never be prepare for quite how many decisions you’ll have to make to make your big day perfect. Although your soon-to-be-spouse won’t be there physically, this day will very much be theirs as it is yours. And honestly, its nice to have a second person to bear the responsibility with!
From the get go, have a talk with your fiancé about what you are, and are not, comfortable making decisions on your own. This is an important first step to take so everyone is on the same page. If there are certain items you two truly want to make together, that can give you a little freedom on some smaller items they may not care about.
Planning around travel dates is a huge asset in this situation. The bigger decisions like touring a venue, meeting with wedding vendors, and menu tasting, should be done together. Of course this is easier said than done, but if you find yourself in a situation where you can’t be together use the wonderful world of technology! Pictures, videos and FaceTime are all there to help you through the planning stages!
On the opposite spectrum, use the time you have to yourself to get things done that don’t require your significant other to be around for. Dress shopping, alterations, and make-up trials are all great things to get down while they are away. Getting these done on your own will leave for better spent time when you are together!
Wedding are a lot of work, and times like these are exactly what friends and family are for, so call upon them! Whether you ask your mom to go pick out chairs for the ceremony, or need a girls night out for a good distraction, your people should be there for anything you need.
Planning a wedding takes a lot of energy, time, and thought. So its easy to get caught up in every little detail of making your day perfect. However its just as important to have a life outside of the wedding world! Have a date night when your fiancé is in town where you don’t talk about anything wedding related. Balance is the key that will keep you two from hitting overload!