So your getting married... While getting married can be a wonderful experience and chalked full of ways to improve communication, it can help to structure your time when planning a wedding. In order to reduce the stress of getting married here are some tips to follow. 1) Try to allow for a full year to plan. 2) Look for a location of the wedding as a first step as these places fill up quickly and you may not get the date you want. 3) Try and do your guest list as this will dictate many other decisions, including your venue. 4) you can always talk to many professionals or get a free checklist online too. 5) many people are now doing pre-marriage counseling as they do in Catholicism. If your are not of a denomination of religion that does pre-marriage counseling on what to expect, you can always contact a professional counselor too.