It’s no secret that planning a wedding takes a tremendous amount of work. You could easily spread the tasks out across a small army of helpers, but it will often come down to just you and your partner.
Keep these tips in mind when sharing out the wedding planning tasks.
Play to your strengths
If you know a thing or two about photography from a long-held hobby or even a tertiary course, it goes without saying that you might take the lead on that decision. Likewise, if he knows everything there is to know about audio setups, he might be the one to look at rental equipment in that area.
The other person will always need to OK the decision, but make these tasks easier by using whatever existing knowledge you have.
Keep it even
It’s a lot of work to make a wedding happen, so it’s only fair to share the legwork. If the groom isn’t too fussed about the details, he can share in the work by looking after the contracts, paperwork and payment, for example. Neither person should be overly stressed while the other one takes a backseat with the planning.
Do some things together
Don’t try to divvy up the biggest tasks – such as deciding on a venue or a celebrant. Both of you will need a say in this as you will both need to put the time into finding the right option for you.
Take specific responsibilities
To keep the process streamlined, you might prefer to divide the responsibilities in terms of skill sets. For example, she may prefer to do the research, while he might be in charge of getting in touch with people to arrange meetings. This way, you both take part in all aspects of the planning, but you can each create your own methods of dealing with each responsibility.