The relationship you have with your wedding is a little bit like a romantic partnership. First, you get excited every time you think about it. Then, the romance fizzles out a little. Yet, after a chapter of decision-making and compromising, you share a magical experience, and all is fine again.

Your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life but, more importantly, it marks the rest of your life together as a married couple. So, if you are planning a wedding and are feeling overwhelmed by all the preparations, remember that the honeymoon period is in sight!

How can you make things easier on yourself?

There is a lot of pressure on brides and grooms to organise a day to be remembered by all. But what often gets forgotten in the thrill of an engagement is that your wedding day will, as a matter of course, be close to your heart no matter what.

From controlling mothers-in-law to begrudging siblings, there are a number of situations that can leave you feeling disheartened ahead of your wedding day. See our tips below for conquering these wedding jitters and keeping your affection for the upcoming nuptials solid as a rock.

Your guests come first, but only after you!

Your guests may come first but remember that you simply cannot please everyone. Choosing which family members to invite and where to draw the line is one of the hardest decisions you will make, but ultimately you need to think about your bank balance and how many people you are comfortable sharing your day with.

Don’t be pushed into having a wedding that is not yours

If you are relying on family to help you pay for your wedding, you will no doubt feel indebted to them. However, no matter how grateful you are for their financial help, don’t be afraid to put your foot down if they begin to make unreasonable requests.

It may feel like the end of the world at the time but, when all is said and done, they are blood and they won’t hold it against you forever.

If it all gets too much, take a break.

Weddings often cause husbands and wives-to-be a huge headache because there is just so much to organise in a limited time. Sometimes the longest of engagements can lead to the most strain!

If you start to feel any negativity about tying the knot, make sure that you take a step back immediately. You might just need a break of a few days or you may need to put things on hold for longer. The most important thing is to not let your attempts to get everything right cloud your view of the marriage ceremony.

Take advantage of the professional team

Remember that you can call on your wedding planning team at the venue for help or to simply ask them for some much-appreciated advice.

You know what you want for your wedding but, with their second to none experience, the team of professionals can discuss your requirements and offer suggestions to make the day even more perfect than you could have imagined yourself.

With a little help from them, your nearest and dearest and of course each other, you can keep the spark alive until you finally say: “I do”!