A new year often inspires people to make resolutions to improve something about themselves over the coming months. If you're in the midst of, or about to begin, wedding planning, it's not a bad idea to make a few wedding planning resolutions.
Planning a wedding of your dreams requires a lot of, well... a lot! It's easy to get overwhelmed quickly without seeing it coming. Today the team at our online wedding store has a few wedding planning resolutions that can help to make the entire process a little less stressful and even more enjoyable.
Communicate With Your Partner
If you're getting married, you're not doing it alone! Your soon-to-be-spouse is along for the ride too. Since a wedding is a celebration of the love between the two of you, this special event should reflect you both.
Talk to each other openly and often about the details and always be honest about what you like and what you don't. If you both have a say in what happens then you will both enjoy the big day even more.
Plan a Weekly "Wedding-Free" Activity
Some days (many days, very likely) it may start to feel like wedding planning is taking over your entire life. To avoid this, set aside some scheduled time every week to do something you enjoy that has absolutely nothing to do with the wedding. For example, cake tasting is probably going to be fun, but it's wedding-related, so that doesn't count for this resolution!
A weekly distraction from the stress of planning will give you a much-needed break, allowing you to relax and refresh before you get back to it. This break is also a wonderful way for the two of you to spend some quality time together, which will be a fantastic reminder of why you're making all of these plans in the first place!
If there are some tasks to tackle on your wedding planning list that don't seem that enjoyable to you, it can be easy to "put it off until tomorrow." Every day that you do that is a day closer to the deadline.
If you know it absolutely has to be done, just do it! Once it's completed, you'll feel a whole lot better. For DIY projects or tasks like addressing wedding invitations, keep those close by so that you can grab them and finish a few while you're watching TV or find an extra 15 minutes to fill. Before you know it, they will all be done.
Ask For Help
Weddings are a whole lot of work. Even if you love every single minute of it, it can still be a lot to handle alone. In addition to having your future spouse on your "team", don't be shy about asking others that you trust to lend a hand. Most of your friends and family will be thrilled to help you with the preparations, especially if they have a special skill that fits right in with the many tasks needed to put a wedding together.
Another option is to hire a wedding coordinator. That way you won't feel like you are asking too much of people close to you and you get to have a professional take all of the "tough tasks" off of your hands.
Stick To Your Budget
The closer the wedding day gets, the easier it gets to begin adding "small" extras here and there to the wedding decorations and preparations. When that happens, it's not long before that wedding budget you promised to stick to is completely blown! (Even an extra couple of dollars here and there begin adding up very quickly.) Sticking to a budget that you are comfortable with will keep you from beginning your marriage with a great big debt you didn't expect.
To help with this, decide on the top three things about your wedding that are most important to you. Put the bulk of your wedding budget toward those and choose less expensive options for the things that don't excite you.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
There's a very good chance that at least one thing will not go exactly as you want it to for the wedding. More than likely it's something that is not going to ruin the entire day. As a matter of fact, it's very likely that it will be something that no one else is even going to notice.
Train yourself to have an open mind and be flexible in this type of situation. If your favorite flower isn't in season during your wedding, that's okay. There are lots of equally gorgeous blooms available year-round that will make your special day just as beautiful. Maybe the wedding napkins show up in ivory instead of champagne. No one but you is probably even going to notice. The point is, don't let it get to you. Fix it if you can and if not, make it work and move on to the fun stuff.
Never Forget To Have Fun!
Promise yourself right here, right now, that you will enjoy this very special time in your life! It's a happy, momentous occasion that should only bring you joy. When you start feeling stressed out about yet another decision you have to make, take a deep breath, remember that amazing person you're about to spend the rest of your life with, and smile.
Once you're calm again, focus on one of the fun aspects of the wedding day or, if you need a few more of those, add some! These are what will make the tedious tasks worth it.
Best of luck from the entire team at WhereBridesGo.com on your upcoming wedding, your future together, and the entire wedding planning process. Always remember, if you need some extra help with the big event, we're always here to help you make that dream wedding a reality!
~The WhereBridesGo.com Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant