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1. Google Spreadsheets are your friend
Trust us, this will make your life SO much easier. Set up a spreadsheet for your budget, guest list etc and share it with your beloved, so you can both edit it at the same time – or better yet, get him to set it up. Colour coding can be extremely satisfying you know.
2. Set a weekly schedule
Nothing too scary, just an hour every weekend perhaps. That’s enough time to power through smaller tasks, plus assessing the work in progress will reassure you both.
3. Ban wedding chat…
… for a little while at least! Set an hour aside every day to chat about something other than the wedding, it’ll be a nice break and a little reminder of why you’re marrying that wonderful person in the first place.
4. Don’t include him in everything
We know it can be annoying, but most grooms just aren’t that interested in the colour of your flowers or tablecloths, so get him focused on something he might be more passionate about instead, like the food!
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5. Ask him for help
As a general rule, grooms love to fix things, so if you’re facing any issues, with suppliers for example, get him on the case.
6. Encourage his creativity
Let’s face it, most wedding ideas tend to come from the bride, so encourage him to add his personality to the big day. He could design the stationery or curate the playlist for example.
7. Let him plan the honeymoon
Chances are he’ll be very excited to plan a romantic holiday, plus it’ll be one less thing for you to organise.
8. Listen to what he has to say
It’s easy to get carried away by the ideas you’ve been pinning all over the place, but it’s important to remember it’s his wedding as well as yours. So ask him what he thinks, and be prepared to let go of some of your plans – that’s what compromise is all about!