Calling all brides - its time to give it to you straight ladies. The fact that you are engaged means you have also taken on a new full time gig; your wedding. Now if you are one of the few lucky ones, your fiancé is hands on and involved; but lets get real here girls, chances are you are going to be the one planning 80% of this day and you have got to get into work mode. But trust us, it’s worth it! And as long as you follow these tips and incorporate these habits into your life, this wedding planning is going to be a breeze.
1. Sleep and Eating Well
This has got to be the single handed most important thing. No one wants to see dawn of the dead walking down the aisle and multiple nights of not sleeping and eating junk will reflect in your face. You want to look your best on that special day so that means treating your body right in the months leading up to it. It’s not called beauty rest for nothing, your body is a temple - treat it that way.
2. Time Management
Now this is a very close second. Time management is so important when planning a big event. Things like a reverse calendar and due dates can be extremely helpful and figuring out the urgent tasks vs. not so urgent will go a long way in managing your time. Also, creating a daily plan and assigning a time limit to each task will reinforce you using your day wisely.
3. Focus Your Budget on the Timeless Elements
Trust me when I say this, you do not want to be paying for this wedding for years and years to come. Think about what the most important aspects of a wedding are to you and invest your money in those channels. Top picks (other than your dream dress obviously) are usually the venue, food and photography. These elements are what your guests will remember and having timeless photos will help you relive that amazing day in the years to come. We will have a ton of DIY wedding hacks to help save on other aspects so you can keep that realistic budget under wraps; stay tuned to future blog posts!
4. Stay Present and Positive
Weddings can be stressful worrying about things going wrong and it doesn’t do you any favours. You are wasting precious energy thinking about things that may or may not happen. And you know what? They usually don’t happen. If you find yourself getting caught up in the negative, reach out to the people closest to you. Your bridesmaids are there for a reason, if you need help, just ask them. Also, if minor details and planning isn’t your thing, hire someone who loves it. You don’t have to be super woman and do everything. Remember, its about the journey, not the destination. So stay positive and you will enjoy every minute of it!
5. Keep Your Eye on the Prize...Honeymoon!
Keep in mind that after all of this craziness, you get to be on vacation! Just you and your boo soaking up the sun and enjoying each other’s company. No planning, no excel sheets, no family! Just husband and wife doing whatever they feel like doing. And did I forget to mention you get to spend the rest of your life with the man of your dreams? Hang in there sister! It will all be worth it in the end.
XO Calie & Sarina