Wedding planning got you down? Don't let it! Read on to learn five keys to stress-free, enjoyable planning...
5- Devise Rituals: Build routine periods of wedding planning time into your busy schedules. For example, set aside a few hours every Saturday (or whatever day works best) to tackle items on your wedding planning checklist. Having this pre-planned ritual will give you and your groom a sense of calm, and will ensure you're not running around like a chicken with your head cut off as the big day draws near.
4- Don't React, Respond: Whether you're dealing with your groom, soon-to-be mother in law, or wedding planner, an emotionally-charged reaction will not get you anywhere. Instead, respond calmly and thoughtfully when a hot button topic comes up. This will convey that you're in control, and will help to keep the peace as you journey towards I Do.
3- Embrace the Truth: If your wedding budget is $20,000, don't act like you're working with an unlimited bank roll. And if a casual, intimate affair is what you've always envisioned (or what you and your groom have agreed upon), don't let your planner, mom or MOH convince you otherwise. If you stay true to yourself and your vision, you'll leave the reception happy as a lark.
2- Compromise is Key: While staying true to your vision is crucial, you also have to be willing to compromise! After all, it's your groom's special day too! A little give and take is essential to every successful relationship, so even if you feel like an idea your groom presents is ridiculous, don't shut it down off the bat. Try to listen to what he's saying (and understand why he's saying it), and form a united front to make a decision together.
1- Suppress Your Inner Bia: Women (and men) get bitchy from time to time, and it's easy to let this side come out when stressing about planning your dream wedding. But acting like a biatch may sabotage your special day, and will most certainly annoy your groom. So whenever you feel bitchiness a-brewing, think soothing thoughts and zip your lips!
Do you feel better equipped to plan the perfect wedding and truly enjoy the journey? We hope so! For more wedding planning tips, be sure to check out the links below!