5 Genius Wedding Planning Tips Every Bride-To-Be Should Know


Are you ready to embark on your bridal journey and plan the wedding of your dreams? As the founder of The Bridal Journey and podcast host of The You and Me Podcast, I’ve interviewed many brides and heard about their wedding planning process but have been through the exciting and sometimes overwhelming wedding planning process myself.

I know just how important it is to stay organised while curating a magical day that reflects your love story. In this blog post, I’ll share some genius wedding planning tips I discovered as an obsessively organised bride.

So let’s dive in and make your wedding planning journey a breeze!

Images from Isabel & Josh’s wedding photographed by @alli.studio

Tip 1: Start with Your Bridal Checklist

Creating a comprehensive bridal checklist is one of the best ways to keep track of your wedding planning progress. A checklist will be the ultimate guide throughout the entire planning process. It should include pivotal milestones such as choosing a venue, setting a budget, creating a guest list, selecting vendors, and finalising the details of your wedding theme and decor.

Tip 2: Embrace Creativity and Personalisation

Your wedding day should reflect you and your partner’s unique love story. Embrace creativity and personalisation regarding your wedding theme, decor, and vows. Think about incorporating elements that hold special meaning to both of you. Whether it’s a favourite quote, a shared hobby, or a cherished memory, these personal touches will make your wedding unforgettable. Think outside the box and have fun!


Images from Isabel & Josh’s wedding photographed by @alli.studio

Tip 3: Delegate and Seek Help

As much as you might want to take care of every detail yourself, delegating tasks and seeking help when needed is essential. Whether involving your bridal party, family members, or a professional wedding planner, having a support system will ease the burden and allow you to focus on enjoying the journey.

Tip 4: Prepare for the Unexpected

No matter how meticulously you plan, there may still be surprises on your big day. It’s crucial to be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. Have a backup plan for outdoor weddings in case of bad weather, designate a point person for vendors and guests, and be flexible to adapt to changes gracefully. Remember, the true magic lies in the unplanned moments.

On my wedding day in 2021, I woke up to rain pouring outside—a bride’s nightmare. However, thanks to our fantastic wedding planner, Laura from Wanderlust Creative and a bit of quick thinking, we turned this situation into something magical. We moved the ceremony under cover, adorned the space with candles, and ended up having an intimate and cozy celebration that we wouldn’t change for the world. Embracing the unexpected made our day even more memorable.

Images from Isabel & Josh’s wedding photographed by @alli.studio

Tip 5: Self-Care Is Key

Wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Remember to prioritise self-care throughout the process. Take breaks when needed, indulge in relaxing activities, and spend quality time with your partner away from wedding talk. A well-rested and happy bride makes for a radiant and joyful wedding day.


Images from Isabel & Josh’s wedding photographed by @alli.studio

FAQ: How Can I Stick to My Wedding Budget?

Q: Budgeting for a wedding seems challenging. How can I ensure I spend my money wisely?

A: Budgeting is indeed crucial for a successful wedding. Start by setting a clear budget and prioritise your spending on essential elements, such as the venue, catering, and photography.

Consider purchasing a pre-loved wedding dress at half the retail price at Reveiled. In the wedding dress market, we’ve witnessed an exciting shift towards brides opting for secondhand dresses. Rising wedding costs and the desire to make sustainable purchase choices have contributed to this trend. Many brides recognise that embracing something old can be an opportunity to create something new with unique wedding pieces that reflect their style. In a time when living costs and inflation are rising, more brides are exploring affordable options that still allow them to have their dream wedding dresses.

Research vendors and get multiple quotes to find the best deals. Be mindful of add-ons and extras that can quickly add up.


Planning your dream wedding can be manageable. By creating a bridal checklist, embracing personalisation, seeking help, preparing for the unexpected, and practising self-care, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful and memorable celebration of love. Remember, your wedding day reflects your journey together, so enjoy every moment. If you need further assistance or wedding inspiration, The Bridal Journey and The You and Me Podcast are here to guide you through every step. Happy planning!

Are you seeking more wedding inspiration and guidance? Connect with us at The Bridal Journey, and let’s make your dream wedding a reality!