We spoke to Celia Gaze from The Wellbeing Farm and asked for her top tips on how to relax during the planning process

We spoke to Celia Gaze from The Wellbeing Farm and asked for her top tips on how to relax during the planning process: Image 1 Credit: www.shanewebber.comQ - I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the planning process. What are your top tips for planning a stress-free wedding?

"Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. While the process is magical, there are often hugely stressful bits. Here are my top tips for planning a stress-free day.

"Buy a journal. There are so many gorgeous wedding planners out there and trust us yours will become your bible. Good ones will prompt you with questions and tasks you need to complete before the big day. List all your suppliers and their contact details in there, so everything is in one place and keep all the ideas you collect at wedding fairs in it too.

"Getting wedding insurance. Before you do anything else, look into wedding insurance. It usually costs around £100, and although that seems like a lot of money, it’s worth it to give you peace of mind and protect you if anything goes wrong.

"Make sure you have contracts in place. Before you hand over any money, it’s wise to ensure you have a written contract from your chosen supplier. It’s tempting to do things verbally, but it’s important to get everything in writing.

"Don’t try to please everyone. You’ll find as soon as you get engaged people will start sharing their opinions. Pick the things that you’re happy to compromise on so family and friends still feel valued and included.

"Look after your wellbeing. Meditation, breathing exercises, yoga and gratitude journaling are all ways you can improve your mindfulness. Listen to music, look at wedding imagery and spend time in nature to help relax and de-stress.

"Stay healthy. Many brides chose to undertake a new beauty or skincare regime to look their big-day best, but it’s important you do it in a way that will improve your health rather than making you feel more anxious.

"Ensure your venue has a dedicated wedding planner. Before you book a venue, consider how much the staff will help you plan your day."

Celia Gaze
Founder of The Wellbeing Farm
www.thewellbeingfarm.co.uk

You can purchase any of our 19 County Wedding Magazine titles for free at www.county.wedding/purchase-home

 
Take a peek at these fabulous images from Melmerby Hall

Take a peek at these fabulous images from Melmerby Hall

Here at Your North West Wedding, we love bright and bold images, so when we saw Georgia in a...

 
The Funtime Frankies is celebrating its 15th anniversary

The Funtime Frankies is celebrating its 15th anniversary

The Funtime Frankies are now entering their 15th year. Since their inception they have...

 
We interview Cumbria-based photographer, Ellie Currie

We interview Cumbria-based photographer, Ellie Currie

I'm Ellie a self taught photographer from Cumbria, Photography has been a passion of mine for a...

 
Elisa Belle Bridal explain how you can include hints of gold into your dress

Elisa Belle Bridal explain how you can include hints of gold into your dress

This hue is the epitome of luxury and is so popular right now. There are...

Plan your big day with Your North West Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, Your North West Wedding is packed with area specific features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting competitions and giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. Your North West Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Titles covering other areas are available here.