He got down on one knee and proposed this past December and you accepted his hand in marriage. Now, here you are weeks later fiddling with a sparkling engagement ring and stressing over when and how you should start planning your wedding this year. Even worse, you might feel as if no one will be able to plan the type of wedding you are looking to have! If you would like some hints on how to plan that dream wedding in 2015—as well as make the process easy and less stressful—read through our 2 tips below. After all, if there is one thing we know at Northampton Valley County, its weddings! Tip #1 – Be Open To New Ideas! While you might be headed into the planning process with fixed ideas, we highly suggest that you are always open to changing your mind. Also, while you might have the “It’s my way or the highway,” mentality, prohibiting yourself from being in this type of mindset will alleviate some of the stress that comes with the planning. For example, we at Northampton, (being an all-inclusive Bucks County country club) know all too well the frustration many brides feel when they express how they have not yet found EXACTLY what they need to execute their wedding as they meet with our wedding planners. Most places can accommodate a lot of what a bride and groom are looking for these days—like us. However, if you find yourself falling in love with a venue and then realizing that they don’t offer this or that, maybe it’s time to consider other options. Doing this can alleviate the weeks or months of stress trying to find the perfect place to have your wedding. #2 – Keep The Cost Down For Everyone By Trying To Think About All Of Those Involved! We know that most brides and grooms head into the wedding planning process on a budget. We also know that most go way over when it comes to certain things—especially the budget that they promised their bridesmaids or groomsmen when they signed on to be a part of the bridal party. Therefore, the key here is not only to think about keeping yourself on a budget, but also thinking about those special to you who may not have enough extra money to do everything that you asked of them. Plus, you don’t want a bridesmaid or groomsman bailing on you at the very last minute as this can be an extremely frustrating and embarrassing ordeal. While most won’t, some will because they have no other choice.