Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but if you have loved ones who are too involved and constantly asking how they can help, it can feel daunting. Below are eight tasks your loved ones can help you with before the wedding day to keep your stress level down and your loved ones occupied.
If your friends or family members are connected to many of your wedding guests, you can ask them to gather your guests’ contact information, such as mailing and email addresses.
Tag Along for Shopping Trips
Having a shopping buddy or buddies by your side to buy a wedding dress, accessories, wedding party attire or ceremony and reception extras can make it less stressful to purchase all your necessary wedding items.
Create a Song List
You may or may not want a set list of songs playing at your wedding, but your DJ or band will want a list of must-play songs or artists you like, so the music atmosphere matches what you envision for your wedding. Have a loved one who knows you and your partner’s taste in music come up with a list of songs that you can pass along to your music vendor.
Help with DIY Projects
Whether it’s putting together favors or bathroom baskets or anything in between, your loved ones will enjoy making your DIY projects if it helps you with your wedding.
When all the pieces of your wedding invites are printed and ready to be mailed out, you’ll be amazed at how much faster (and fun) it is to have loved ones come together to stuff invitations.
Collect Old Photos
If you plan to have a slideshow or décor that includes memories of you and your partner’s lives, ask friends and family to gather photos. It can be fun to stroll down memory lane but also time consuming, so it helps to have your loved ones pitch in with this.
RSVPs are due close to the wedding day (usually a month or two before), but there are a lot of wedding-related tasks to complete at that time, so it may seem overwhelming to chase down RSVPs. Have loved ones, especially parents or wedding party members who know the guests who haven’t RSVP’d, help with this.
Create a Wedding Emergency Kit
Have a wedding party member put together a wedding day emergency kit—things you may need on the day of if there’s a mini crisis. If you need ideas for what to put in the kit, you can find our list of the top 10 items you’ll realistically need and use here.
In a couple weeks, we’ll discuss wedding tasks your loved ones can help you with on the wedding day itself.
Sunday, February 28, 2021