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Wedding planning can be so Big, it needs to be done with military precision. We’ve talked about weddings and mental health on our blog before, and shared advice for couples who experience wedding planning anxiety. Today we’re suggesting a helpful solution: planning your wedding planning.

Eleven tips to help you structure your planning into manageable chunks from the start!

1. Start together – agree what you both want and how much spare time, money and hard work you will devote to wedding planning

Wedding planning is NEVER a game for one half of a couple! Make sure you’re together all the way, so on the day you’re both excited for everything that’s about to happen, how it looks and who’ll be there to celebrate with you!

Wedding planning is a journey: one you should take together, and with open minds and hearts, supporting each other the whole way. You will learn heaps of stuff, not just about weddings but about yourselves, your friends and family and the things you love and loathe! It’s really important to maintain a sense of perspective: make time for yourselves and don’t let your wedding rule your lives! But my advice is like fluff in the wind compared to these nuggets of newlywed wisdom from real English Wedding couples. We’re loving the wall of post-it notes, the ‘don’t wing your speech’ tip, and the lessons learned* from things inevitably going a little wrong on the day!