Wedding planning can be a very stressful time of life, but it doesn’t have to be that way! With dresses, budgets, in-laws and more to think about, you can be forgiven for letting things get on top of you.

Our friends at Journl know a thing or two about the stresses and strains that befall newly engaged folk, which is why they’ve been working hard to design tools that can help plan and prepare for many of life’s major events. So how do you plan a stress-free union? Here are Journl’s top tips for staying in control…

Start scrapbooking

When you start to compile ideas and gauge the overall ‘feel’ for your wedding, it’s important that you have a place to make notes, however nonsensical they are to everyone else. With a Journl notebook you can do exactly that!

Rely on others

Some brides feel as though they should be responsible for everything. But if you’re lucky and have planned well, the bridesmaids, best men, and other VIPs should be prepared to take a little of the ‘weight’. Don’t be afraid to delegate, just ensure you keep a note of who is in charge of what.

Choose your guests wisely

Spend some time working together on the guest list. It’s rare for wedding guest politics not to cause a bit of worry, so ensure you’ve covered all bases by keeping all of your drafts, thoughts, and concerns locked in your notebook.

Work to a budget

It’s all very well planning horse drawn carriages and twelve tier wedding cakes but without a realistic budget you might find it’s a bit of a non-starter. The Journl Money list has been designed to enable Journl users to plan their finances, no matter the size of their budget or type of event.

Nothing new

Don’t try any new beauty products the night before the big day. Nothing says ‘breakout’ like some last-minute skin cream experimentation. Stick to the products you know, and the routine you love.

Prioritise your tasks

Make sure the most important details such as the wedding venue, priest/registrar/celebrant, and dress are dealt with first. In Journl you can prioritise To Dos so you’re reminded of them as soon as you log in.

Stay on track

To ensure you stay on the right track from the moment your engagement is announced until the last guest stumbles away from the reception, there’s nothing better than a tried-and-tested calendar. Create a wedding timeline in your Journl calendar and guarantee you make it to all those vital appointments.

Squeeze in some ‘us’ time

It can be all too easy to become overwhelmed by the stresses wedding planning can bring. Ensure you put some time aside in your calendar for a bit of R&R with your h2b so you can remember the real reason you’re getting married.

Write an on-the-day checklist

For those brides-to-be who find peace of mind in ticking items off a list, Checklists are an absolute must. Creating a wedding morning Checklist in Journl is a great way to fight off those last minute jitters.

For just £4.99 a month, you can access Journl and use it to help plan and organize the happiest day of your life. Take a free trial at and start planning your perfect day simply and easily today.