Planning a wedding can be stressful.

Scratch that.  Planning a wedding is, in almost every single case ever, very stressful.

I should know – my wedding is this November! With an endless amount of details to fret about – dresses, tuxes, florists, caterers, guests, in-laws, etc. – the stress surrounding even a small wedding can escalate very quickly.

The only remedy for wedding stress - other than a few glasses of wine - is organization.  You will probably never again have to plan another event with as many details and moving parts as your wedding.  You will be dealing with any number of vendors, figures and variables.  It really is essential that you stay organized.

Here are a few tips that have helped me stay organized and sane:

    • Lists are your friend – Unless you are Chelsea Clinton, you are probably on a very real budget.  You will be hiring numerous vendors for your wedding, so keep track of who is charging what.  It will help you chose your vendors and stick to your budget.  The last thing you need on your big day is a big financial surprise.

    • It takes a village to plan a wedding – You will quickly find that everyone and their mother (and especially your mother) will have opinions on your wedding.  While you might be inclined to tune them out, you are going to need some help along the way.  Don’t be afraid to give out assignments to your friends and family.  Most likely they will be happy to be involved.

    • Lighten up – Remember this is supposed to be FUN.  While there is plenty of planning to do that will be less than enjoyable, keep in mind that the most important thing is that you and your guests have a great time.  It doesn’t have to be the best wedding ever – just the best wedding for you.

    While we don’t have all of the answers GigMasters can help you stay organized.

    From our easy to use search feature that helps you get started to our detailed pre-event checklist, and performer contracts, every aspect of our service is designed with usability and organization in mind.

    Besides our wide selection of quality bands and djs, you can also find your photographer, videographer, limo and even wedding officiant through GigMasters.  You may also want to try something different and consider hiring one of our comedians, impersonators or a variety performer to spice things up.

    Just think of GigMasters as your one-stop wedding planning shop.  Just remember to take deep breathes.