2019 BRIDES: WEDDING PLANNING IS SO STRESSFUL!
2020 BRIDES: HOLD MY BOUQUET.
Let’s face it, whether you are planning - or in the process of replanning - a 2020 wedding, your stress level may be reaching its breaking point. We sincerely feel for you brides. While we know our expertise is in finding the perfect gown, we wanted to share some tips on how to manage your stress during this season.
1. Remember what this celebration is about, and then celebrate it today. This is about you and your person, committing to eachother for the rest of your lives.. that is a beautiful thing! You don’t need to wait for a day in the future to appreciate one another. Maybe you instate “Fancy Friday” where you both dress up for your favorite take-out, unplugged game nights or scenic drives, or have a Quarantine Kitchen cook-off! PS: This will likely help ease any wedding-planning tension that may be bubbling up between you both.
2. Not your average self-care. As easy as it would be to call a bottle of wine and a pint of ice cream self-care, it may leave you more exhausted and agitated than you were to begin with. Instead, opt for starting a new habit like meditation, morning workouts, or a daily walk outside. Meditations are proven to help with better sleep, weight loss, stress, blood pressure and anxiety, and getting your body moving is a great way to release endorphins.
3. Now to planning: Prioritize. If you’re pretty sure you’re going to have to move your date, now is the time to put DIY projects and flower arrangements on the backseat and organize vendors you have contracts with. Wedding and event planner Nicole Mower says, “I recommend putting together a Google spreadsheet. On the top of the sheet list your vendors, and on the side list potential dates (keep Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays in as options as that is where vendors usually have more flexibility). Send this Google spreadsheet to your vendors and ask that they put a ‘Y’ on the dates they are currently available.” This idea will be easy for both you and your vendors to navigate, and you’ll be able to see at a glance which new date will work best for you while not losing out on any deposits.
4. Delegate what you can. Know a family member or bridesmaid with a lot of time on their hands given the current climate? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Vendors you have contracts with may only speak with you or your fiancé, but if there are tasks like Plan B research, following up with guests, or tracking RSVPs that can be moved off your plate, there is no shame in that.
5. Create a positive wedding mantra. We promise it’s not silly. It’s important to have a centering thought to ground you when you feel like it’s all becoming too much. We know as a 2020 bride you were dealt some rare cards, but remember that your love and future marriage can withstand the strongest storms. The destination is the same, even if the journey looks a little different than how you planned.
Have questions when it comes to your bridal gown or your wedding party’s attire? Please feel free to give us a call at (603)431-5454 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.