6 New Year’s Resolutions for The Indian Bride To Be
Love them or hate them, but as the doting bride to be, you’re definitely going to have one or two new year’s resolutions that you’ll want to accomplish before your wedding day.
We all know that planning a wedding is no mean feat, even more so when you’re managing a lot of the tasks 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 holiday cobwebs and start afresh. Thankfully for you, we have compiled a few pointers to help kick-start your new year’s resolutions this year.
Avoid wedding debt
First and foremost, let’s set your 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.
Whilst, having an over-the-top ceremony may sound memorable to you, it would be fantastic if upon returning from your honeymoon, you don’t have to deal with the stress of paying off any bills!
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.
Photography: Grey Frames via Bright and Beautiful Delhi Wedding: Aakriti & Aarohan
Design a wedding that fits my personality
Can’t stress this point anymore. Of course, there’s nothing worse than not having any idea of where to begin.
Break down your wedding priorities with a list of non-negotiables. These are the items that are most important to you and your partner. For example, photography or entertainment.
Defining your wedding vision and priorities early on in your planning journey will help ease the stress and will also ensure that you’re wedding ready.
Set realistic wedding expectations
How many times have you been distracted by Pinterest or Instagram only to realise that your budget just doesn’t stretch that far?
As you begin to peruse these platforms, bridal magazines or blogs, you will soon come across some desirable themes and décor ideas that may put your head in a spin.
Yes, we want to inspire you as much as we can through our beautiful styled wedding shoots or real weddings but define those priorities immediately.
Once you have set your budget, you will soon figure out what’s achievable. Striving for perfection is draining. You can still have a spectacular celebration without all the bling bling!
Wedding vendors know best
Your wedding vendors will always have your best interest at heart and if you take control and direction from the very outset, you won’t have a good working relationship with them.
It’s so important to consider their experience and expertise when booking them in. There’s certainly no problem if you give them some direction at the beginning. After all, they will be asking you to answer a few questions as well. However, second guessing any of their decisions, will result in mutual distrust. If you don’t believe in their abilities, then definitely move on.
Above all, be happy with your decisions.
Stay healthy and stick to my fitness goals
Wedding wellness should be at the top of your new year’s resolutions.
As an Indian bride to be, it can be quite tricky to stay on top of your health and fitness. We have multiple functions and festivities in our calendar year.
Develop a good skincare regime, sleep well, exercise and stay healthy. Having all these rituals will ensure that you are looking your absolute best on your wedding day!
Motivation is the key here, and if you’re lagging behind, get your partner or a friend to join you. We’re sure that you will love the additional support.
Breathe and take it one step at a time
You can have your cake and eat it too!
A wedding is such a joyous occasion and it’s one of many events in the future that you will look back on with fond memories. Take the time to enjoy the experience, from planning stages right through to the end. Eat, drink and be merry!
Wedding planning isn’t always as stressful or overwhelming as some brides make it out to be. Take care, look after yourself and have a productive year.
What are your new year’s resolutions? Let us know in the comments below.
Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pastimes and she also enjoys donating her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.
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