We’re officially 3 weeks in to the New Year and the wedding panicking is beginning. Planning a wedding is no mean feat even more so when you’re managing everything on your own.
Whether you recently got engaged or perhaps you are in the throes of wedding planning, now is the time to dust off the cobwebs and start afresh.
Thankfully for you, we have compiled a few pointers to help kick-start your wedding goals for 2016.
Take a step back, breathe and get organised
There’s nothing worse than not having any idea of where to begin. Break down your wedding goals, create a master list of things to do and then delegate between friends, family and your fiancé.
Focus on the big picture. Manage your time, prioritize tasks and be flexible. Above all, take the time to relax with your better half. This is bonding time for you guys. Go out for a coffee or watch a movie.
Rest assured, everything will fall into place.
Avoid wedding debt
Your new year wedding goals should include saving money. Try to stick to a budget. The perfect wedding day shouldn’t come at the cost of anyone’s financial stability. Let’s face it; it’s not the most ideal way to begin your married life.
Yes, having an over-the-top ceremony sounds memorable, but wouldn’t it be lovely after returning from your honeymoon to not have to cope with the stress of paying off that credit card! Invest in your marriage, but don’t take out a loan. There are loads of different ways in which you can make your dollar stretch out.
Wedding vendor knows best
We can’t stress how important it is to trust your vendors. They have your best interests at heart and if you take control and direction from the very outset, you won’t have a good working relationship with them. Be happy with your decisions.
Stay healthy and stick to your fitness goals
Wedding goals need to include keeping track of your fitness. Develop a beauty regime, sleep well, exercise and stay healthy. No, we’re not doctors, but it is common sense. After all, these rituals will have you looking your absolute best on your wedding day!
Working out is a New Years resolution that tops most brides lists every year. Having an incentive is great and perhaps that includes fitting into your wedding lehenga! Motivation is the key and if you’re lagging behind, find a friend to support you or hire a personal fitness trainer.
DIY if you dare
You don’t have to be a craft whizz to personalise your wedding. Take the simplest task, for instance escort cards or wedding day programmes, and you will be surprised at what you can achieve. If you’re eager, but don’t have a clue of where to start, Pinterest helps.
Our favourite stationery retailer, Kikki K often organises monthly workshops for creative minds and keep an eye out for unique wedding shows or independent makers markets such as The Finders Keepers Market or Big Design Market for added inspiration.
There’s something special about discovering the joys of do-it-yourself crafting projects. Give it a go and let those creative juices flow.
Remember, timing is everything. Start your wedding planning early. Create a list of wedding goals and break them into mini tasks. Brides, perhaps you can use this as a guide for yourselves!
Wedding planning isn’t always as stressful or overwhelming as some brides make it out to be. Take care, look after yourselves and have a productive 2016!
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