Friday, July 9, 2010

Wedding Planning Tips & Advice: Staying sane during the planning process!

Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking. As the first major task of an engaged couple, it can't often times test your relationship. Many couples will become stressed by the demands of planning that they will either argue or have no time alone together.

Let's set your mind at ease... it's NORMAL!! You've become stretched thin from all the planning, getting anxious about the upcoming life changes and most likely, having to deal with pressures from family members "helping out."

Here are some tips to help alleviate stress to keep you cool, calm and collected and maybe even reignite the flame that moved you to become engaged in the first place!

1- Communication is key! Talk about what your visions are for your big day and be sure to incorporate ideas from both ends. Remember, it's HIS wedding too! ;)
Contrariwise, talk about and do things that are NON-wedding related! Have a date night with a rule that there will be no wedding talk and whomever caves, has to pay the bill!

2- Share responsibilities! Put together a tasks list with deadlines for each of you to complete. This way you both are taking an active role in the planning and lessening the burden for one to shoulder. It's all about team work!

3- Hire a professional. A wedding planner/coordinator can become your best friend! They can assist with phone calls, setting appointments and running errands that you don't have time to do! It's not uncommon to need a little help during this chaotic time. Don't be afraid to ask for some!

4- Keep yourself in check. When you notice(or have been told) that you're becoming crankier or on edge, its a sign that it's time to relax! Make an appointment to get a facial or massage. Doing so will help you to relax and take your mind of things while, simultaneously preparing you for the big day!

Remember, the goal is to enjoy your wedding day, and the planning that goes with it. So take a deep breath, get organized and everything will fall into place!

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