Wedding planning can definitely be stressful.

But if you’re reading this, you may be at your wit’s end. Below are some tips to help you keep calm and pick your battles while getting ready for your big day.

1. Start with the Fun Stuff
Sometimes the wedding you’re envisioning isn’t exactly the same as your spouse, family and friends. You might want a small wedding and your partner might want a massive gathering of everyone you’ve ever known! This can create some heated conversations. But that doesn’t mean you have to work out every detail right away. Start with the easier items – ones you both agree on. 

2. Listen to Your Gut
Start with your gut instinct when making wedding decisions – and of course listen to your partner as well. Sure, it’s always good to hear second opinions when needed. If you love the catering menu you chose, go with it. If your family starts to push for different options, it’s perfectly acceptable to than them for their suggestions and move on. It’s your wedding, after all.

3. Time to Compromise
You want to be married still after the wedding, yes? Now is the time to find happy mediums with your spouse. Maybe you like to splurge and your partner likes to be more frugal. Create a budget that allows for both tendencies. Choose a few things you both agree splurging on, then pull back on other items. We promise you won’t regret it.

4. Pick Your Battles
If you’re going to put up a fight, be certain it’s worth it. Is it the end of the world if you don’t get cupcakes because he wants cake? Is it worth fighting with his mom over using her favorite florist? Take a moment to stop and consider each scenario.

5. Roll With It
No matter how well you plan every detail of your big day, it’s still likely that something will not go as planned. It might be the weather, it might be unexpected guests. It could also be someone stepping on and ripping your dress. But the fact of the matter is – the wedding must go on – and you must enjoy yourself regardless!

Now that you’er equipped to take on just about anything that comes your way, just remember – it’s spending the rest of your life with the one you love that matters. And while planning, be sure to consider Ball Conference Center for your reception!