Its finally happened, youve met the man of your dreams and he has just proposed to you. Youve been dreaming about your wedding day for a very long time, and then it hits you. You now have to actually plan the wedding thats been forming in your head since you were little. Thats going to take a lot of time and hard work to get done, but you can do it. All you have to do is remember to ask for help from your family, wedding party and friends when you need it. Planning a wedding can be very easy as long as you do the research and ask the questions that need to be asked before you make any of your final decisions. Of course when youre planning a wedding it will feel like there is an endless list of things that you will need to accomplish all before the big day arrives. It really is not that hard to get things accomplished. There are timelines that are readily available that you can follow to ensure that you get things done when you need to. Try not to get too caught up with the timing of the various things on a timeline as you will have to customize it somewhat to match how long you have to plan your wedding. If you use the timeline you find as a general guideline for things it will go a long way to helping keep your stress level down and get your wedding planned easily. As a professional wedding planner one of the reasons I hear the most often for why a bride who is planning their wedding is so stressed out is because she is trying to do everything on her own because she wants everything to be perfect. What I usually tell those brides is that they need to ask for help. Not everything needs to be absolutely perfect for her day. The most important thing is that she should enjoy the wedding planning process and I have found that a bride will enjoy planning her wedding more if there are people around who are sharing the journey with her. If you do end up needing a little bit of outside help you can always ask The Wedding Planning Genie. One of the easiest ways to help eliminate stress throughout planning your wedding is to do your research into your potential vendors before you meet them or especially sign a contract with them. Ask around and see if you can find someone who has used your potential vendors in the past. Find out as much about the vendors services as you can before you meet with them so that you know which questions you will need to ask them. Ask them for references from people they have worked with in the past and make sure you look over any the contract before you sign it to ensure that all of the terms and services you discussed with the vendor are included within the contract. Planning a wedding is a lot of hard work but in the end the time you spent planning your wedding will be worth it as you will be married to the person you love. Remember to enjoy yourself throughout the process as there are a lot of things to do and great memories can be made throughout the process. There are a number of people you can ask for help from when you need it who would be more than willing to lend you a hand in the planning of your big day. As long as you do the leg work before you meet and sign contracts with your vendors, then planning your wedding will be a breeze.