Are you in a wedmin slump? Here’s how to get your enthusiasm back

We know that planning a wedding can sometimes be frustrating. From misbehaving bridesmaids to suppliers who take weeks to reply to emails, there are plenty of situations that can try your patience – and even make you want to throw in the towel. So for those moments when you’re tempted to cancel the whole thing and simply elope, here are seven great reasons to carry on.

1. You Don’t have to make it perfect

That often used wedding phrase ‘best day ever’ might not seem that helpful when you’re in the middle of creating your celebration. After all, if you think you need to put something together that will eclipse every other day you’ve experienced, you’ll feel under a lot of pressure. The thing is, people, describe their wedding as the ‘best day ever’ not because they threw the perfect party and made all the right choices. They’re talking about all the emotions they felt on the day that they got married.

2. It makes financial sense

Check your contracts carefully – deposits often cannot be refunded, whether that’s for your venue or your dress.
3. You’ll love the photos
We’re not just talking about having your picture taken by a pro when you’re looking fantastic. How many occasions are there in life when you have all the people you care about in one place? Admittedly, on the day itself, you may not be able to spend time with every one, but your photographer will capture your relationships for years to come.

4. It can be fun!

Amazing, but true: we’ve heard lots of couples say they really miss planning when the wedding’s over. Maybe all you need is a break in order to come back to it with a fresh look…

5. Your family is excited

No, we’re not saying you are obliged to have a wedding to please your family. We’re just pointing out that if you decide to ditch the celebration in favour of a just-the-two-of-us wedding, you may have some tricky conversations to deal with.

6. You can have what you want

Unless you have unlimited funds, you will have to make compromises. We know that can feel frustrating when you have your heart set on a certain look, for example, but try to think in terms of the overall atmosphere you want on your day, rather than getting weighed down with details. You should find that it all feels more achievable.

7. You’ll think it’s worth it

You’re going to love your day. Trust us. In the end, it just comes down to those special moments: seeing your partner’s face as you walk down the aisle, your first kiss as newlyweds, laughing with your loved ones…

And one good reason to stop!

If costs are spiralling out of control, and you’re concerned about getting into debt, it’s time to rethink your plans. Yes, all the above are valid reasons for carrying on with your original wedding ideas, but nothing is worth the dress of dealing with financial difficulties. Sit down together and work out what you can afford. Para back your plans, and prepare to have a day you’ll both love – without money worries being on your mind.