Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Planning
Wedding Planning can turn anyone unwillingly into a Bridezilla. From choosing a photographer to stressing over the flower arrangements choices, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. Here are a few tips to remain a Bridechilla by staying organized and prepared in the months leading up to your big day!
Tip #1: Remember to take time for yourself
You’re not superwoman and contrary to what you might think, you can’t do it all. Get together in advance with this team of girls you’ve chosen for your bridal party to get ideas and help with aspects of planning.
Split up tasks to avoid last minute scrambling and feeling overwhelmed. When selecting your maid of honor, keep in mind it’s useful to have someone that has the time and energy to really pitch in with preparation.
During this time it can be hard to think about anything else or take time for you. It is important to stay active and maintain your normal routine. If you’re a gym rat, keep it up! Not only will this help you look and feel great on your day, it’s also an effective way to relieve stress.
Stick to a healthy diet that will give you energy to tackle each day. If you’re crunched for time, try meal prepping or something simple like easy to make smoothies. And lastly: sleep, sleep, and sleep some more. Running on empty only leads to looking exhausted and getting sick, which you definitely don’t have time for.
Tip #2: Budget
Planning ahead of time for both wedding and newlywed expenses can be a difficult task but a vital one. The budget is a detail that can cause a lot of stress, so you’ll want to get ahead of it. Setting a strict budget for aspects of your wedding can ensure you have enough money later for big time investments like a home, new car, or any vacations you want to take together.
One easy way to cut on your costs is by limiting your guest list, as the most expensive aspects of your wedding are going to be charged by the person. For example, instead of offering everyone a plus one, stick to only married or engaged people. Smaller weddings mean less plates to purchase.
Tip #3: Honeymoon Plans
After the shared celebration with family and friends, it is the perfect time to take a vacation that you can actually relax on. While honeymoons that involve trekking across Europe seeing all the sights are interesting; laying in the sun with a cocktail in hand is pretty enticing after a long process of planning.
Book a luxurious cruise to kick back and relax in the fresh ocean air. Be sure to pack efficiently and accordingly to be sure you have everything you need while at sea, aka sunscreen!
Even these simple few tips can make all the difference in how you are feeling leading up to your wedding. Every little effort counts when planning your big day!
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