I hope you liked our wedding posts so far (If by any chance you missed them, you can read all about it here and here), I sure had so much fun reminiscing and sharing our planning and overall experience with you.
In 11 months of wedding planning you learn a whole lot about yourself, your relationship and even your friends & family.
Though it’s truly a magical time and I absolutely loved planning our wedding, it sure can be stressful at times and it’s easy to loose yourself in the process.
That’s why I wanted to share with you some insights I’ve gained along the way among with a few wedding planning tips and tricks that will hopefully help you take it in stride and enjoy the road towards the aisle.
But first, a few logistics and a word about delegating.
2 pairs of shoes, 2 shirts for your groom, 2 sets of good underwear and even two dresses (or in my case a dress and a jumpsuit), the one thing I’d say is truly important to have on your wedding day is backup. The wedding day is so eventful and busy and you just never know what you might need, so in this case – always better safe than sorry.
As you can see, through this process and on your wedding day itself, there are many small details and tasks to remember and manoeuvre and it wouldn’t be so smart to try and take it all upon yourself. Release control and let your made of honor take over. Mine took care of literally everything from great champagne and morning playlist, to the more technical tasks such as making sure my dress won’t get wrinkled, my hair is in its place and that we’re both happy and well fed. She also packed up all the things we left at our hotel room and made it her mission to make our day as easy breezy as can be.
My wedding day would look a whole lot different without her and I can’t wait to return that favour one day.
Follow your gut:
Though you want to keep a level headed, responsible approach when managing your budget, life is a balance act, so don’t give up on whatever it may be that matters to you and do your best to make sure the compromises you make aren’t too painful.
But most importantly- if something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it – or you’ll be kicking yourself later.
Put your heart into it, but don’t loose your mind over every little detail.
This was MY biggest challenge. Your heart and style will make the wedding your own, so it’s actually smart to put good thought into your choices. Personally I was so proud and excited to give the planning process my all and see our wedding become “ours”. I did it first and foremost for us two, and the memory we’ll have of our wedding.
That being said, I spent way too much time moving the text on my wedding invite half an inch to the right or left and consumed so many hours on things only I will know and notice.