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Tips to Remember When Delegating Your Wedding Tasks

Relinquishing control over planning for your wedding can be quite hard initially. After all, it’s a big milestone for anyone, and you might feel the need to handle everything on your own or at least do as much as possible. However, you’ll soon come to realize that your to-do list is only growing longer and that the time you have left is slowly dwindling to nothing. This is where you have to come to terms with the fact that asking for help is really the best way forward. Now, we understand that you might have some difficulty delegating tasks to others at the start, so we’ve provided you with some useful tips down below to help you get started:

Prioritize Your Wedding Tasks 

If you intend to plan and run your entire wedding on your own, it’s always a good choice to rope in help from family members and friends. After all, there will be a million and one things to do before the big day and you don’t want to experience a burnout before it happens. First, discuss things over with your partner in order to decide on some priorities that you would prefer to handle on your own. After that, you can then start to delegate other tasks which you’re more comfortable distributing. 
For example, if the flower arrangements are important to you, don’t delegate this task. Likewise, if the types of refreshments served during your wedding reception are of little to no concern to you, you can always ask for help from friends and family members. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they will be making the final decision, but rather that they’ll be doing the initial research and shortlisting before coming back to you with the results.

Contact a Wedding Planner

There’s a reason why the wedding industry is still thriving, and there are more wedding planners and coordinators today than ever before. After all, they are the experts, and unless you’re used to planning and organizing for other people’s weddings, you’ll definitely benefit from their knowledge and connections to make your own wedding planning a smooth-sailing experience. 
They’ll be able to help you delegate tasks that you don’t have the time to manage, and even the annoying ones that seem to take forever, like following up with different vendors, creating call sheets and confirming every little thing that pops up now and then. Another great thing to leverage on is their list of trusted vendors that they are used to working with on a regular basis.

Count on Others

Everyone has something that they’re better at compared to other people. Of course, this applies to more than just wedding planning, but the main thing to take away from this is that you will be making full use of everyone’s strengths and talents in preparing for your wedding. For example, if you have no idea whatsoever how your wedding venue should be decorated, this is a job best left to someone who is more familiar with designing and decorating. 
Let them know what you have in mind and how you envision the setup to be, then let them run on their own and come up with a few options for you to choose from. This means that you’ll be kept in the loop, but you won’t be the one putting in more effort than necessary to come up with the best decoration solutions.

Ask Friends and Loved Ones for Ideas 

It really doesn’t take more than one cook in the kitchen. However, if the cook has to do everything by themselves (from prepping to cooking and cleaning), they’ll soon realize that it’s way easier and more effective to have others around helping out. This is where brainstorming plays a major role in deciding on the crucial points of wedding planning. 
Gather around a group of people whose opinions you trust and who understands your needs and preferences. After hashing out several options and possibilities, you can then proceed to delegate out the various tasks that come along with it to people whom you know are able to handle the job.

Don’t Stress Out 

If you have already assigned someone else to handle a task, you need to trust that they will be able to do a good job and not constantly feel the need to look over their shoulders in concern. Of course, this does not mean that you’re completely washing your hands of the entire situation, but rather that you’re allowing them the freedom to do things their way and not yours. 
With others handling tasks which you would rather not take over on your own, this frees up your own time and mind to concentrate on the things which you love and would much rather handle on your own. Like anything else in life, if you’re not used to trusting others with your wedding preparations, just start slowly with simpler tasks.

Work with Professionals 

Why not take advantage of the various professional services out there in the market? For example, if you have absolutely no idea how to use Photoshop or other designing tools to create your wedding invitations, it makes sense to seek professional help. Platforms dedicated to freelancers provide affordable services that are available for everyone online. Likewise, if you don’t know how to plan and manage transportation for you and your partner and all your wedding guests, just let the pros handle it for you. 

Our Chicago limo service is definitely up to the task. We have seen our fair share of weddings, events, and other special occasions, so you can rest assured that we know how to help you out. Our experienced chauffeurs and carefully maintained vehicles are definitely something you should consider for your wedding day. We have tons of attractive wedding transportation packages just waiting for you, so do check it out today.
We know that your wedding is not about the cars that get you to the church or the location of the reception hall. Your wedding is about you and your loved one. We, at Pontarelli, strive to ensure that your wedding transportation is the most luxurious and magical experience possible. With more than 40 years of experience, you can breathe easy knowing that you are in the most experienced hands in Chicago. 
Contact us as soon as possible or book our Chicago car service online. We make it easy for you in every possible way. We get the smallest details right with a mix of cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned hospitality. 

Posted on Apr 17 2019

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