With decisions to be made, budgets to stick to and guest lists to write, you need to spare a thought for your relationship. It is, after all, the reason you’re getting married in the first place! Read on for our top tips on how to keep the romance alive during your wedding planning.
1. Take Time Out
First things first, when you’re planning a wedding it’s crucial to take some time out. No matter how much you have to organise, set aside an evening here and there where you go out and have fun. Call it a date night if you like, and it doesn’t have to be off-the-scale romantic. It just needs to be the two of you, spending some time together and reminding each other why you want to get married!
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2. Establish a Routine
A busy life can make you feel like you’re crossing like ships in the night. If free time is scarce, compare diaries and make time to do something together every day. This might just be a quick coffee before work, or a weeknight run. While scheduling meetings in your diaries doesn’t sound romantic, if it leads to a few minutes of quality time, it’s worth it.
Throughout the planning of your wedding, it’s vital that you communicate well with each other. If you’re feeling stressed, talk about it, and share the problem. Be honest and open with your thoughts and feelings. This includes finances – set your wedding budget together and stick to it.
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On such a personal day, unless you both agree on each and every element, you’re likely to have to compromise on certain things. Be fair, making your big decisions together so that you’re both happy with the end result. Spare a thought for each other throughout the planning process. If, for example, your fiancé is passionate about music and you’re a real foodie, he might choose the playlist while you decide on the menu.
5. Have a wedding free zone
It can be tempting to discuss your wedding at every possible opportunity but, alas, this can also make you rather dull (to your friends and each other!). Once you’ve tied the knot, you’ll suddenly realise you have absolutely nothing to talk about. Designate certain evenings free of all things wedding, where absolutely no wedding planning is allowed. You might even assign a room of your home a wedding free zone.
6. Make romantic gestures
Finally, just because you’re in the midst of planning doesn’t mean an end to romance. Being romantic doesn’t need to cost money. There’s nothing more thoughtful than a love note or breakfast in bed!
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Well there you have it. Six tips to help you keep your relationship as loving as ever, even during you’re the stress of wedding planning!
If you found that helpful, then you’ll definitely want to read our hints on How To Tackle Wedding Planning Arguments. They’re bound to happen but luckily we’ve got the answers for how to resolve them!