Planning a wedding is one of the most enjoyable parts of getting married…
Said seven brides in history…
Truth be told, it should be a joyous journey, but unfortunately, this joy often drowns in stress and overwhelmed because you’re not properly organized, or, have not properly prioritized; thus, you’re not on schedule and constantly feel as if you have so much to do!
Keep reading to learn three easy strategies you can begin using today to make wedding planning less stressful and more enjoyable!
Prioritize Girl Time
After the slew of engagement celebrations that follow the day you said “yes,” you may feel your weekly happy hour with the ladies will have to take a back seat while you tend to the one-hundred and one tasks on your wedding to-do list.
Not so fast.
Skipping girl time will likely stress you out more. Instead of skipping girl time, prioritize it. However, before catching up on their love lives, workplace gossip, and what show they’re currently binging on Netflix, use these weekly get-togethers as an opportunity to talk shop, gather opinions, and vent about whoever thinks they have your best interest at heart during this planning that is driving you crazy!
And, hey, this weekly get-together will also allow you to subtly keep tabs on the girls to see if they’ve made their dress alteration appointments, hotel arrangements, or whatever else you’ve kindly asked them to do!
Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
You may feel like you (okay, maybe your significant other, too) want to be a part of every single shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception decision, but truth be told, you simply can’t.
There are just too many!
For most of the big items on your to-do list – think finding the venue, conversing with caterers, and deciding on a DJ – you’ll need multiple touch points and actions to finalize a winner.
Are you really going to call the first DJ you find on Google and pray he shows up on your special day?
Yeah, we don’t think so – you’ll need to price shop, get to know each option, and follow-up as the big day approaches to ensure everyone is on the same page.
You don’t have time for that!
So, delegate to someone who does and wants to help. Think maid of honor, your mother, your soon-to-be mother-in-law, or that crazy relative who just has to play a role in your special day. Don’t be afraid to delegate. You’ll get more time for you in return, and, as we both know, that’s invaluable.
Utilize a Fitness and Wedding Planner
Navigating your full-time job and extracurriculars is challenging enough. And now that you have a wedding to plan, ha, good luck finding time for yourself, let alone time to make it to the gym and to meal prep in order to fit in your dress!
Fortunately, just 10 minutes per day using a planning tool designed to enhance productivity, streamline organization and prioritization, all while keeping your health and fitness goals (the ones often lost early when planning a wedding) at the top of your to-do list will help you to actually enjoy planning your wedding.
Say goodbye to…
- Feeling overwhelmed and “behind” on your planning
- Feeling tired, stressed, and cranky at the end of a long day
- Feeling at a loss when it comes to exercising consistently and eating well
We’re talking about the Fit Bride Planner!
The Fit Bride Planner is the first-ever wedding planner specially designed to keep you on track for looking and feeling your absolute best on the biggest day of your life – your wedding day!
Using the Fit Bride Planner, you will…
- Better organize your never-ending task list
- Prioritize the major tasks that need to get done…and have time leftover for yourself
- Plan workouts ahead of time – so they’re more likely to get done
- Use a couple unique strategies to remain mindful of your nutrition to ensure you’re energized and focused throughout the day
- Learn how to chart your compliance and progress so you can reassess as needed
Stress-Free Wedding Planning Is Right Around The Corner
Your wedding is most likely the biggest and most special day of your life so far.
The months leading up to such a big day should be enjoyable, not stressful. If you want to look and feel your best on your special day, stressing yourself out for the next 6+ months while placing consistent exercise and healthy eating on the backburner is NOT the approach to take.
Fortunately, spending more time with your girlfriends, delegating wedding-planning tasks, and using a tool specifically designed for busy brides, can help you to look and feel your best on your special day while navigating a minimal-stress planning period!