With the new year right around the corner, future brides are likely feeling a mix of emotions.
You’re over the moon to celebrate your day with family and friends, but you’re already feeling the pressure to plan the perfect wedding. To help you start the new year off right, we’ve put together seven resolutions every future bride should strive for!
1. Save Money Where You Can
No one wants to start their new marriage in debt. This is why it’s important to stick to a budget and save money where you can. One way to save is to spring for affordable wedding rings and engagement bands. Companies like Modern Gents offer rings that look and shine like real diamonds, but are only a fraction of the price. When you’re sipping daiquiris on a beach in Tulum, you’ll be glad you saved those extra hundreds (or even thousands)!
2. Remember To Ask For Help
Even though it’s your wedding no one expects you to plan the entire thing yourself. Ask for help where you can and delegate as many tasks as possible. This is where your family, friends, and bridal party come in! We’re sure they’ll be more than happy to help you plan one of the biggest days of your life. If you have the means for it, hiring a wedding planner may be extremely beneficial. Read our previous post to find out if hiring a wedding planner is right for you.
3. Take Time Away From Planning
Although you’re planning to spend the rest of your life with your future spouse, don’t forget to appreciate them right now. Take time away from planning to enjoy each other’s company and remember why you fell in love, and don't spend every waking moment talking about the wedding. If you can, take an occasional weekend getaway to recharge & relax. You’ll come back to the planning process full of energy and ready to take on new challenges.
4. Keep in Mind That You Are a Team
Disagreements during the planning process are bound to happen. When they do, remember that you’re upset at the issue, not at each other. You’re a team, so work as one during this stressful time. It’ll prepare you for how to handle issues that happen later on in your relationship.
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5. Enjoy Your Engagement!
Have you taken the time to let your engagement sink in? You’re engaged! That’s so exciting! If you find that you’re losing the excitement due to stress, take time to recenter yourself. Take yourself out and show off that beautiful ring. Consider going on an engagement-moon if your budget allows for it. Spend time with your fiancé/e, family, and friends, and be in the moment. You’ll never regret spending that time with them.
6. Learn To Compromise
While you guys may get along and see eye to eye on most matters, there will be aspects of your wedding you’ll need to compromise on. There’s simply no way around this fact, it's simply human nature. It’s a huge learning curve, but learning to respect each other’s opinions and meet in the middle is a great quality to have. Remember that the day is for both of you, so cater to both of each other's needs and dreams.
7. Try Not To Procrastinate, But Don't Wedding Plan 24/7
Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Wedding planning is stressful. However, the answer to this stress isn’t putting off your responsibilities. See what items on your wedding checklist can be done quickly, and knock those off first. This way, you can approach your wedding date with joy instead of dread!