How to delegate tasks without becoming a bridezilla

There are a few key considerations to keep in mind in order to delegate wisely and still have the wedding of your dreams.
May 12, 2014 | By: The staff

Your wedding is your special day and you want it to be perfect. The fact of the matter is that you simply can’t do everything yourself. You need to delegate many of the important tasks to others. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to get stressed out by delegating tasks to others. There are a few key considerations to keep in mind in order to delegate wisely and still have the wedding of your dreams.

Match tasks to personalities

Look at the tasks that you have and think about the expertise of your friends and family members. Try to match tasks to the specific people who will do the best at them. For example, decorating the church is a perfect job for someone who is good at decorating or has decorated for dances and other events in the past. By matching tasks to skills you can rest assured that the tasks will be completed properly.

Provide initial instructions

It is always best to let people know what you need done. Sometimes tasks can be open to interpretation. In order to be sure that the tasks are done the right way you must communicate your expectations. This is not only best for you but your helpers will be happy to know what you want done. They can’t complete the task properly unless they have a clear understanding of what you expect.

Manage the tasks without micro-managing them

This is the hardest thing for most brides to do. It’s only natural to want to take on each and every project on your own. You must be able to let go of the tasks once you delegate them. You can, however, expect periodic updates. One good way to accomplish this is by creating an email address specifically for response to the assigned tasks. You can access the email weekly to review the information provided and comment on it.

Be prepared to compromise (a little)

Yes, it’s your wedding. But you do need to be ready to give up a little bit of control on absolutely everything. Give yourself permission to compromise. After all, someone else may have expertise in something and may offer some better solutions that you may not have even thought of. You only need to be open to compromise on the minor details of the wedding.

Don’t sweat the small stuff

You’ll drive yourself and everyone else crazy if you get too involved in each and every little detail. Instead, look at the big picture. Ask if something really matters or not. If not, let it go. In the big scheme of things, there are very few decisions that are going to make a difference in the end.

The staff.