How to get your partner involved in wedding planning

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How to get your partner involved in wedding planning

How to get your partner involved in wedding planning

Teamwork makes the dream work, right? But if you’re starting to feel that planning your wedding has become a bit of a one man/woman show, you’re not alone. The truth is that when it comes to wedding planning, one person tends to be a little bit more enthusiastic than the other. It doesn’t have to be this way though – if you want to find out how to get your partner involved in wedding planning, we’ve got all the info right here…

Bride and groom holding hands outside the gate of The Hall Barns
Credit: Christopher Terry

Don’t make assumptions

Just because your partner might not be walking around with a bulging notepad marked ‘Wedding scrapbook: keep out!’ tucked under their arm, it doesn’t mean they have zero interest in being involved in planning your day.  Don’t just assume your other half doesn’t want to help out or doesn’t have any strong feelings about what kind of wedding day they envisage. Before you jump into the wedmin feet first, have a proper chat about how much involvement you both want in planning.

Talk about it

It sounds simple enough but, truly, communication is key when it comes to making sure you’re both on board with the wedding plans. Talk about what your dream wedding day looks like, from the venue (obviously The Hall Barns *cough, cough*) to the food. And make sure you hear them out, genuinely. If you can’t agree on everything, that’s fair enough – there will always be compromises on both sides – but as long as you are on the same page with the big decisions, working together as a wedding planning team will be so much easier.

Bride and groom on dance floor at The Hall Barns wedding
Credit: Venus Photographic Studios

Make a to-do list

Wedding planning is a whole new world; when have chair backs or save the dates ever been cause for serious debate before, hey? While one of you may have been planning this day in your head (or on multiple secret Pinterest boards – don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone) for years, it might be a bit of a shock to the system for your partner. No one wants to feel overwhelmed when planning their big day, so breaking things down into a manageable to-do list makes the whole process less scary. That way, you can have a look at what needs doing and decide who takes ownership of what. Plus, the joy of ticking something off the list is huge! Yep, a to-lo list is a no-brainer when you’re thinking of ways to get your partner involved in wedding planning.

Play to your strengths

Perhaps one of you is a mega foodie and the other is a number-crunching queen; wherever your passions or skills lie, it’s a good idea to play to your strengths. That way, wedding planning becomes a lot more enjoyable. If there are any parts of the wedding planning you’re really stumped on, or you could just do with a little help, our planning team at The Hall Barns are always on hand to help you plan the best wedding Leicestershire has ever seen. Just get in touch with us here and we’ll get cracking together.

bride and groom with sparklers in the evening of The Hall Barns wedding
Credit: Waves of Wonder Photography

Sharing is caring – or is it?

Think about your couple style and personalities. Do you work better together, or do you prefer to have a job each to focus on? How do things usually work in your day-to-day life? Whatever currently works, stick to it if you want to get your partner involved in wedding planning and you want it to work out. If you like to work independently, let your partner take control of certain aspects (after talking everything through together first, of course). Maybe they can take ownership over the music or entertainment, or be in charge of sorting the after-party at The Hall Barns glampsite? Some couples may prefer to work together, sharing the wedding planning rather than splitting it. It’s really your call. One non-negotiable? When it comes to the boring but essential wedding admin, tackle it as a team to make it more palatable.

Happy bride and groom dancing at The Hall Barns wedding
Credit: Kelly Hiscox Photography

Have a bit of fun

At The Hall Barns we feel it’s our duty to remind you that the point of this whole planning malarky is so you can create your perfect wedding day – a day that fully reflects you as a couple and one you’ll both remember forever. While you may sometimes feel a bit stressed, try and keep the whole process as fun and enjoyable as possible. Turn the wine tasting into a funny date night, or just enjoy spending time with each other on nights out checking out some local bands for your wedding. Crucially, don’t lose sight of what it’s all about. Truly, there’s no reason why planning your wedding can’t be fun. After all, you’re planning the party to end all parties, full of your favourite people, music, food and all the love in the world. 

Let's party wedding sign at The Hall Barns
Credit: Venus Photographic Studios

Your wedding at The Hall Barns

If you’re just starting out with your wedding planning, the venue is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Your wedding venue sets the tone for your whole day, so you want to get it right. The Hall Barns is the coolest wedding venue in Leicestershire. Perfect for quirky wedding days where you make the rules, The Hall Barns has a laid back, rustic vibe, and comes with its own glampsite for the ultimate festival wedding feel. If you’d like to look around our Leicestershire wedding venue, get in touch by clicking here. We can’t wait to chat.

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