Warning: Wedding planning can cause even the most organized and level headed woman to loose her cool or become wedding obsessed throughout the process. We’ve created a few resolutions each bride should embrace to help them through the experience.
Resolution 1: I will not plan or book anything before I have made my guest list.
While this isn’t the most fun task when it comes to wedding planning, it will help you determine what type of event will work best for you. It will also help you to set a budget and decide on a venue.
Resolution 2: I will only pick vendors that I truly believe in and want to work with.
So often we get caught up in budgets and wanting great deals, that we overlook the quality of the services being offered by some vendors. With some extra research, we’re confident that you’ll be able to find a great vendor (be it your baker, photographer, invitations) that you love and fits into your budget.
Resolution 3: I will not let the wedding planning consume my life.
It’s so easy to let the wedding and the planning get so big that it consumes your life. If you’re not actually planning anything you’re dreaming about the planning or thinking of the wedding or sneaking in some lunch meetings to scope out vendors. Stop. Take a deep breath. And relax. If you find yourself over planning and every sentence begins with “My wedding . . .” it’s time to step away from your wedding planner/binder and go have some fun. Grab your girls or your fiance and treat yourself to a night out. Trust us, you’ll feel refreshed and might even limit your chances of moving into Bridezilla territory (just kidding).
Resolution 4: I will ask for help.
We know, you’ve been planning your wedding since you were 6 years old, all you needed to finish the puzzle was the groom to be and finally, you found him. Now you can put all of your plans into action. The trick to planning your own wedding is to know when to ask for help. Just like we mentioned above, you don’t want to feel overwhelmed or exhausted on your wedding day. Think of a few tasks you can part with and ask friends and family to help you.
Resolution 5: I promise to enjoy myself
Whatever happens throughout the planning process, make a deal with yourself that no matter what unwarranted situations arise before the wedding, you’ll put all of the stress aside and truly will enjoy your day.