One of the most stressful times of your life will likely be when you’re planning your wedding. Whether you’re the bride or the groom, there’s some amount of stress that comes along with the prospect of getting married, either from all the planning and preparation or from the thought that your life will never be the same afterward. But luckily, there are some things you can do that will help to make this period of time a little less stressful for everyone involved. To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for stress-free wedding planning.

Limit The Number Of Vendors You Work With

To put on a wedding, you have to use certain services or providers that can accomplish what you envision for the day you get married. Depending on the budget of your wedding, the specifics of these service providers will vary. But to experience less stress when finding these providers, Stefania Sainato, a contributor to the Huffington Post, recommends that you consolidate as much as you can and choose vendors who can take care of multiple needs for you. By doing this, not only could you save yourself some money, but you’ll also have fewer people to communicate with and worry about on your wedding day.

Find Someone To Take The Reins On Your Actual Wedding Day

If you’re someone who wants to do the majority of the wedding planning yourself, you may not want to hire a wedding planner. Although a wedding planner could make things less stressful for you from a logistical standpoint, they might add some financial stress. But regardless of your choice here, Elizabeth Passarella, a contributor to Real Simple, suggests that you at least hire someone, or assign someone, to take the reins from you on your actual wedding day. With everything else that you’re going to have going on that day, the last thing you’re going to want to do is handle a catering emergency or worry about paying all the vendors at the end of the night.

Always Defer To Your Fiance

Bring your family together with your fiance’s family can get a little dicey at times. With what you want clashing with what your mother wants and what your fiance’s mother wants, the stress can start to build to an almost intolerable level. But to keep this from happening during your wedding planning, Sherry Amatenstein, a contributor to, recommends that you always defer to your fiance whenever there’s a difference of opinions from someone else. And if you or your fiance starts to have a problem with someone from the other side of the family, make sure you deal with the solution so you can keep the stress levels down for your fiance as well.

If you’re at the beginning stages of wedding planning, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this unforgettable day without creating an unbelievable amount of stress.