8 Resolutions Every Bride Should Make In 2014
January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014
Don't Procrastinate. Whether you have a 6-month or a 2-year engagement, wedding planning takes time and effort. And time flies when you are planning. So do everyone a favor and set a schedule for yourself. Each month, review what you need to get done and stick to it. By breaking the tasks into a timeline, you will stay organized, focused, and successful.
1. Stress Less. Listen, this is your big day; you've found prince charming and he asked you to MARRY him. What do you have to be stressed about? Besides, isn't this what you paid people to do for you? [via: Style Me Pretty]
2. Get More Organized. The only way your day will run smoothly is if you stay organized throughout the whole process. Weddings can be incredibly overwhelming - details! details! From choosing your floral arrangements to finalizing a guest list to choosing your first dance song, a girl can go crazy from so many decisions. Do yourself a favor and get orgranized - now. We recommend a good old fashioned notebook or binder. [via: Etsy]
Stress Less. Keep in mind that this is your wedding. While it is high stakes, it's also supposed to be one of the most special days in your life and everyone is there to help. Stressing over the small things is a waste of your time and energy. When all else fails, remember: you got the man and the ring--the hardest part is over.
Get Organized. This will be the key element to planning your big day. Keeping a well-organized binder of all your vendors, to-do lists and photo inspirations is the best way to handle the event step-by-step. Plus, there are 100s of books, binders, and guides to help with this resolution. Find one that fits your style and even send one to your wedding planner, your mother and your future mother-in-law so you can all stay on track.
Stop Comparing. The fact is, there will always be someone with bigger and better. Focusing on that is no way to live your life--or plan a wedding. Your wedding should be a reflection of who you and the groom are and it will be gorgeous because it is a celebration of your love and union. Repeat after us: This is not a competition.
Be Financially Aware. The wedding budget is the most important--and hated--aspect of your big day. But if you stay on top of all the financial obligations, you won't be hit with a huge (surprise!) bill on the day of, which can seriously ruin the mood. Instead, be proactive about your budget, always ask for discounts (brides can be convincing), and have open conversations with those involved in paying. Everyone will come out on top.[Photo: Real Simple]
Kick the Bad Habits. Whether it is smoking, sugar splurges or alcohol binges, now is the perfect time to kick the bad, unhealthy habits. You want to look perfect on your wedding day. All eyes will be on you, after all. If that doesn't motivate a change, we don't know what will.
Be Nice(er) To Your Groom. Come on! This handsome fella has saved up for a beautiful diamond and had the guts to get down on one knee to make the biggest committment of his life. You should be nothing but nice. Be honest, guys just don't care about the flowers in your bouquet or the color of the table cloth so stop nagging them about girly details. Instead, involve them in the fun stuff--like picking out the band and your signature cocktail.
Make time for non-wedding talk. We know you are pumped and over the moon happy about your wedding, but that does not mean everyone wants to hear about it all the time. Set date nights with your fiancee that are wedding-talk free, make sure conversations with friends include questions about their lives as well, and give your mom a call to hear about her day. We promise this will win you major points (needed during your wedding talk word vomit sessions).
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