How to Take Care of Your Pre and Post Wedding Planning

November 19, 2019

Today's guest post is all about wedding planning. Tell me in the comments... how long did it take you to plan your wedding? We started in August and got married in May! 


Your wedding is said by some to be the best day of your life. While this might well be true, it’s also true to say that weddings are notoriously stressful. There is a lot of planning to do in the lead up to the wedding, and also afterwards. While many people focus on the former and give very little attention to the latter, both are important, especially regarding your mental wellbeing.

Read on for some pre and post wedding planning tips.

Pre wedding planning
Post-wedding planning
Look after yourself

12 months prior to the big day, book your wedding venue and your reception location. Also start to research suppliers of important products and services such as florists, photographers, hair and make-up artists and cake makers. Spend a month or so looking into your options and then book your chosen selection of professionals. Start hunting for your wedding outfits.

When you have 8-10 months to go, book your DJ or band for your wedding reception. Also look into accommodation for guests and either book it, or let guests know what they need to do. Now is also a good time to book your honeymoon. Doing it in advance will ensure you get what you really want, and you’ll probably also get a better deal.

6-8 months before the date, order your wedding dress and start planning your bachelor and bachelorette parties, if you’ve chosen to do these. Alternatively, go modern and arrange a pre-wedding party for everyone to be together.

With 4-6 months to go, choose your wedding party outfits, organise the legalities for the marriage, and book wedding transport.

2-3 months before the day, send out invites, buy your wedding rings and gifts for the wedding party. Finalise your catering plans.

At 2 weeks to go, finalise your guest list and seating plan, and confirm all of the previously made arrangements.

Spend the next two weeks treating yourself to spa days and preparing for your big day.

·       Ensure you’ve cleared the venue of your personal possessions
·       Pack for your honeymoon
·       Drop your wedding dress at the dry cleaner
·       Write thank you notes to your guests
·       Make a wedding album

Following the mayhem of a arranging your marriage, and indeed getting married, you may suffer from post wedding blues. It’s normal and understandable to feel lost after the wedding is over, not to mention tired and overwhelmed from the metaphorical rollercoaster of emotions. It’s important that you allow yourself to feel whatever you’re feeling. Talk to those close to you about your emotions.

There are ways to avoid or combat post wedding blues. After all the excitement, you may feel lonely, even though you have your new spouse by your side. To help take care of yourself, arrange to see friends regularly and perhaps take up a new hobby to fill the gap of planning a wedding. Treat yourself to some of the beauty treatments that you booked in before the wedding. If you’re feeling low or anxious, or have concerns about your mental health, seek help from a doctor or specialist center such as

Most of all, try to relax and enjoy your new marriage. Remember why you spent all those months planning to marry the person you love. Now it’s all done, you can enjoy your next chapter and all the wonder it will bring.