If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Quote: Benjamin Franklin

Planning a wedding can be absolute chaos if not properly organised and planned out! UTTER CHOAS!

By setting yourself goals throughout the planning process this will ease the stressing and hair pulling so that you may actually enjoy the wedding planning process.

The first thing you want to do when setting your goals is to consider what it is exactly you both want out of your wedding. I know that may seem like a weird question because sure everyone wants their wedding to be ‘perfect’ or ‘awesome’ but what exactly is that for you.

Would a perfect wedding be you not stressing on the day, would it mean amazing entertainment at the reception, or perhaps fantastic food that will have your guests talking about it for years to come??!!!

Once you figure out the basics of what you both would like out of your wedding is when you can start creating your goals. YAY.

WOO you have your wedding basics now let’s make some goals.

The trick when creating goals is to position small achievable goals around 1 larger goal throughout the process. What I like to do is smash out my smaller tasks for the day then tackle the bigger one last. For me getting through the small tasks first makes me feel productive like I can do anything and it gets the ball rolling. Give this a go or maybe try working on the larger goal first then hitting up the smaller ones afterwards works better for you. Tell me in the comments below what suits you best.

When creating goals a to-do list will be your best friend. This list should prioritise and organise what you need to do for the day/week/or month.

To-Do Lists

Get yourself an awesome planner or binder that you can work out of by writing down all your tasks and information. Super handy to keep all your ideas and paperwork in one spot!

If you’re not the stationery type I would recommend a wedding planning app or to-do list.

Wedding Happy is my favourite wedding planning app (Free) as it provides you will detailed checklists, reminders, budget tracker and much much more.

If you are wanting a simple to-do list that you can organise your wedding planning lists as well as your day to day tasks I would recommend Do! (Free) It has HEAPS of functions that you can add to your task such as: Colours, dates, times, set alarms, use ‘pins’ to prioritise your list and create groups.


When planning a wedding you can become completely and utterly overwhelmed by all of the checklists and to-do lists! It takes incredible organisational skills to keep on top of everything!

So you’ve written down your goals for your wedding planning but how do you achieve them with a full busy life?!


By organising / understanding which tasks should be completed first you will be less stressed about the whole situation. Nothing worse than having an important task sneak up on you.

#2 – TIME

Manage your time wisely!!! I know we all can become super distracted with life but by implementing some time management it will make those daunting tasks seem like nothing.


Tell your bridesmaids or parents your goals and ask them to check in on how you are going with them. This will definitely get your butt into gear to get these tasks done.

Happy planning, Janette xx

Written by Janette Newell I Olive Rose Weddings & Events

I help couples plan, organise & create the wedding of their dreams. Feel free to look around my website, & keep an eye out for my FREE downloadable checklists.


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