January 29, 2021
1. Learn to say no
Planning a wedding is exciting and fun but it can also be one of the busiest times of your life. So what I am about to tell you is the hardest thing for everyone, planning a wedding or not!!! I have to say I still really suck at this!!! If you don’t want to end up being a nervous wreck a week before your big day, learn to prioritize and say no to any new commitments that would take away from other important wedding-related tasks. It’s really ok to say no every now and then. Learn to delegate, give jobs/tasks to your friends or bridesmaids~ that’s what they are there for! They want to help you!!!
2. Become the queen of organization
The more organized you are, the better your wedding planning experience will be. Keep a digital copy of all of your important documents, contracts and information in one file on your computer so that you can easily refer back to them when you need to. If you want to be able to bring important documents along to meetings with vendors, you can always create a wedding binder that contains all of the information you need. Plus it makes for a great backup copy too. When I was writing this blog I found a few more things that I wanted to share with you: 1. when you start planning your wedding create your own special email just for your wedding items~ all wedding related emails, receipts, messages etc will be all in one location. 2. The wedding binder~ I found some general ones that were great on Amazon . If you are wanting a custom created wedding planner/binder/book go check out Esty there were some beautiful options including ones with your names on the cover!!!
3. Have a little fun
There’s no need for you to be a frazzled bride. Take out your calendar and schedule a few fun days in-between all of your planning. Make fun and laughter a priority in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Sometimes it’s important to come back down to earth and remember why you’re choosing to marry your partner and that trying to control every single aspect of your day is only going to leave you wishing it was over. Go out and enjoy an afternoon with the girls where you don’t talk about the wedding at all. If you are needing a few ideas what to do here are 7 ideas for you! 1. Start a group text ~ chatting with my friends always puts a smile on my face! 2. Do a photo shoot~ hey I can help you with this!!! 3. Cook a giant meal together ~ good food and friends makes for a great stress free evening! 4. Go out dancing ~ go get your groove on!!! 5. Go away for a weekend ~ I don’t know about you but I LOVE getting away to the beach it’s such a relaxing place! 6. Host a brunch and share your favorite stories about each maid of honor ~ can we say Mimosas. 7. Have a sleepover ~ PJ’s and pillow fights and a lot of giggles!
4. Move your body
Exercise does wonders when you’ve got a lot on your plate and just need to take a breather and focus on your health. This doesn’t mean that you need to schedule in an hour at the gym every day either. If you’re strapped for time, a simple 15-20 minute walk or yoga session will make all the difference to your stress and energy levels.
5. Just breath
Take a complete timeout from wedding planning as often as you need to. Every bride deserves a relaxing soak in the tub or a heavenly hot stone massage to relieve some of the tension she might be feeling. It can be difficult to make time to simply relax but do your best to find the time, even if it’s just 30 minutes a week. There are some great apps out there for meditation, sometimes listening to meditation music on Youtube is all I need. If you need a little more help with this I encourage you to look into Indigo Yoga they have some wonderful classes. I would also suggest acupuncture I have tried it for a few things and it is a wonderful relaxing treatment! I would recommend Max at Northwood Health Center he is such a wealth of knowledge and really knows all the buttons to push or needles to insert haha!
One last tip, if you are stressed and just don’t have time to do everything the way you want it, hire someone to help you~ hire a wedding planner, they really take the stress out of your planning and right now re-planning. They have done this a few times in the last year and they have mastered the art of the pivot!!! Here are a few I would recommend that I have worked with before. Autumn Krumm at Falling in Love Events Debbie and Carolyn at Events Planned Perfectly. Best of luck in all your wedding planning, try to take it all in and enjoy it!
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