If you have been reading my blog, you probably know by now that my husband and I got engage around October last year. So, that makes roughly a year now.
Also, in my previous posts, I have most likely mentioned about the stress of planning a wedding – especially if it’s yours. I am a wedding planner, by the way, so I should know the difference of planning your own and planning for other people.
Anyway, when the wedding is getting near, apart from the jitters, women most likely are getting crazier each day. Well, I guess that’s normal. Who wouldn’t want a perfect wedding anyway? But girl, there is no such thing as perfect – unless you perceive it to be.
So, to help you somehow, I am listing not one but six tips to keep your nerves calm while preparing for your BIG DAY. Let me start with…
- Delegate Tasks. Asking help is not bad at all. But while you do so, make sure that you’re delegating it to trusted people. Those you know will really help you. Make sure they’re the ones who know you too well. That makes life easier, promise.
- Take a Break. Yes! You read it right. From time to time, take a break from the wedding planning. This helps your mind think better and keeps your body healthier. Remember, too much stress can cause you to lose your mind and get crazy. Physically, it might get you thinner or put those pimples on your face. You don’t want that, right? So make time to relax.
- Pamper Yourself. Don’t just take a break. Pamper yourself too! Go to the spa, have some massage, dip into the waters, eat your favorite dessert, hit to your favorite destination. You can do that! Do not let wedding planning hinder you from doing all that.
- Have a Date. I think this is very important. Do not consider your wedding-related getaways or meetings as dates. They’re not. Make sure you have that one day in a week when you just enjoy each other’s company. No wedding talks, just date.
- Accept that nothing is perfect. While there’s nothing wrong with aiming for perfection, it’s better to be realistic. We can only dream of perfection, but in reality, some things might not go our way. During my own wedding, I remember the table setup/styling was not what we agreed on. When I saw it, instead of feeling bad or asking the venue why is that so, I shrug it off. When I saw the photos later on, I realized, it was actually nice. Those things, you cannot control, so learn to let go and accept that things like that really happen.
- We can do nothing without the Divine Grace. At the end of the day, we can only do so much. God is still in control of everything. Learn to lift everything up to the Lord and allow a room for Him to surprise you on your most beautiful day.