Wedding Tips & Secrets
How To Delegate Wedding Responsibilities
Many women have been dreaming of their wedding
day since they were little girls. A bride to be may have clear
ideas of how she would like every detail of her wedding to
be like. While it is important to know exactly what you want, it's
also important to realize that planning a wedding is a major
responsibility and that it's entirely too stressful for
the bride to take care of every detail herself. Many brides
have a difficult time relinquishing any responsibilities involved
with planning her wedding for fear of losing control but it's
really in her best interests to learn to delegate responsibilities.
The maid of honor, parents of the bride, parents of the groom
and even the groom are probably all eager and willing to help
out with the wedding plans and it is important to let them
key to delegating responsibilities is to entrust others to
take control of areas that you may not be especially
particular about. For example the favors are a very important
part of the wedding and the bride most likely wants to shop
for and choose the favors herself. Her maid of honor or soon
to be husband may accompany her on this shopping excursion
for support and to offer their opinions but this is not likely
a task that the bride will want to relinquish. Conversely,
the bride may not be too particular about how the place cards
are written out so this might be an example of a responsibility
that can easily be delegated.
While the bride wouldn't want to allow another member of the
wedding party to choose her wedding dress, she may
be interested in delegating other responsibilities related
to her dress. For example the bridal shop probably sent the wedding dress
out to be steam cleaned subsequent to the bride's final fitting
and it would be acceptable for the bride to entrust a trusted
friend or family member with picking up the wedding dress and
storing it wherever the bride will be dressing for the wedding.
Although the wedding dress may be one of the most important
items to the bride, she will likely not mind having someone
else run out to retrieve the dress because it gives the bride
just one less thing to worry about.
The bride may wish to work on the design and layout of the
reception area but once all of the planning has been done, it
is wise to delegate the responsibility of actually setting
up the room to another friend or family member. The bride may
wish to draw up exact specifications to demonstrate the look
that she wants but she will surely be able to trust a family
member to follow her directions and prepare the room to her
expectations. As the reception area likely has to be set just
prior to the reception it is really not feasible for the bride
to be completing this task as she will most likely be needed
elsewhere for photography sessions.
another aspect of the wedding that it may be wise to delegate
is the addressing of thank you card envelopes. Once
the guest list has been finalized and the guests have all RSVPed,
it can be assumed that you will need a thank you card for each
guest who responded affirmatively. The bride is likely to have
no particular opinion on how the envelopes should be addressed
so this is a perfect task to delegate. This is a menial but
time consuming task that doesn't directly affect the wedding
so it is a prime candidate for delegation by the pastor.
The stresses of planning a wedding can be extremely overwhelming
for a bride who has not learned to delegate responsibilities
to friends and family members who are likely standing by eager
to help in any way possible. While it is understandable that
a bride may wish for everything to happen according to her
vision, it is also important to realize that although you may
want to control every aspect of the wedding and the wedding
planning; sometimes it is necessary to delegate responsibilities.
Sharing certain responsibilities not only makes the bride feel
less overwhelmed but also gives her more available time to
focus on the critical aspects of her wedding planning.
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