How to deal with anxiety and a lack of confidence when planning your wedding

Wedding anxiety…

By now, I’m sure you’ll have noticed there’s a (damaging) stigma attached to wedding planning that suggests it will be the best time of your life, and that everyone who goes through it is just having a totally AWESOME time with their AWESOME friends doing AWESOME things (yes, you were supposed to read that in a Janis Ian voice. Top marks.) We’re here to tell you that a) they’re probably lying, and have cried into their binder at least once, b) wedding planning is stressful and c) your jumbled-up tummy-wobbling feelings about it are totally valid.

Ironically, what makes wedding planning such an exciting time is also what can make it such a terrifying time. The chances are you won’t have planned anything like this before – and even if you have, it most likely wasn’t for yourself, so there were different levels of emotional attachment to it – so it’s a totally unique experience with totally unique flashpoints. In short, there’s a lot of new territory, a lot of expectations, and a lot of pressure that can create the perfect breeding conditions for wedding anxiety to reign supreme.

If you’re feeling wedding anxiety whilst you’re in the planning stages, our advice on how to deal with it is not “Get over it” – in fact, today’s Number 1 Top Tip is to …

How to shop indie for your wedding

Indie Wedding Shopping…

If you’re on the hunt for alternative, quirky wedding suppliers to bring your wedding dreams to life, you may have already realised that your best bet is probably an independent supplier. They have more scope for flexibility with your ideas, are generally much more creative, and have smaller teams (meaning a smoother relationship with them from start to finish). And that’s not to mention that wonderfully famous happy dance every small business owner does when you place an order, and the feeling of satisfaction you receive from supporting their dream when building your own.

And if you’re already here on the veritable hub of all things unique wedding ideas, Mr & Mrs Unique, the chances are that you’re pretty sold on the idea of having indie wedding suppliers. But, how do you find them? As they’re smaller, they tend not to have huge marketing budgets, and so they might not be so obvious to find. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back – here’s our top tips on how to shop indie for your big day.

Shop your feed

Straight off the back of that marketing chat, a super powerful tool to connect with independent wedding suppliers is social media. Sure, small businesses don’t typically have thousands of pounds to sink into posters on the side of buses or billboards in Piccadilly Square; …