It’s the holiday season, which means lots of joy! My favorite!
But, if we’re being honest, the holidays aren’t always joyful. And similarly, wedding planning doesn’t always feel joyful either.
It feels like a lot. And sometimes it can be painful.
And sadly for some, it never really feels joyful…until it’s over.
Which in my opinion is a very sad thing. Because this is happy time and you should be happy!
So, today we’re bringing some joy back to your wedding planning. With 4 simple tips you can use to make planning your wedding joyful.
P.S. By the way, these tips work for the holidays too!
4 simple tips to bring the joy back to wedding planning
Tip #1 – Be with those you love
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There will always be some things about wedding planning that won’t be fun. Like doing a seating chart. Or if we’re talking about the holidays, mailing out holiday cards.
But, it can be fun if you’re with the right people.
So, surround yourself with the people you love. The people who are supportive, helpful and make planning (and anything really), fun!
Like licking envelopes, the wedding task won’t change or get better, but when you’re doing it with someone, it’s just more enjoyable.
But, it’s important to note that it does matter who that someone is. So, choose to surround yourself with those that make you laugh, those that make things easier.
Then planning your wedding and the tasks and to dos you have to do will be just way more joyful.
Tip #2 – Make happy decisions
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Wedding planning is full of decisions. So many of them! It’s hard to imagine when you’re just starting, but once you get into it, trust me, it’s a lot to make in a short amount of time.
And with all these decisions, you can get a serious case of decision fatigue.
It’s like trying to find the perfect Christmas gift.
There is so much to think about and weigh in order to make the right decision so you don’t have any wedding regrets.
But, all that debate and overthinking just results in stress.
The simple solution? Make decisions that make you happy.
It sounds like a no brainer, but it can make a big difference. Because when you make a decision based on happiness, not “should” or your mother or keeping up with the joneses….Surprise! It makes you happy.
Tip #3 – Get help where you need help
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I’m going to let you in on a little secret…ready? You don’t have to do everything by yourself.
I know, shocker! But, it’s true.
It’s so easy to take everything on yourself and feel like it has to all be done by you. But, it doesn’t!
And this is true of the holidays and of wedding planning. So, get help where you need help.
If you’re not enjoying finding vendors, hire a destination wedding planner. If you don’t want to go shopping for your outfits, use a personal shopper. Or if you just can’t put together one more favor, ask your wedding party to help out.
There are so many solutions to what’s ailing you and what you hate about wedding planning. The more you can offload or give to someone else, the happier you’ll be.
Tip #4 – Remember why
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Now the first 3 tips will help tremendously to bring the joy back to wedding planning. But, this last one is the key and will make the rest infinitely easier too.
It’s also the easiest to do of the 4 tips.
Here it is…Remember why you’re having a wedding.
Close your eyes and think back to the moment you got engaged. When you decided to say yes to being with your partner.
Go back to that moment of just pure happiness. Do you feel it?
Now all you have to do is remember that happiness and love when you’re planning your wedding.
When you’re in that frame of mind, it changes your whole perspective on things. And makes everything from unexpected bumps in the road to your complaining sister so much easier to handle.
Want even more help? Contact us today. We can take a huge portion of the responsibility, time and effort off your plate so you can focus on the joy.