Real Bride Mallory: Say “I Don’t” to Wedding StressMarch 31st, 2011
Mallory, one of the brides in the audience of our nationally televised talk show debut of the White by Vera Wang® collection, visits today to share her stress-free wedding planning strategy.
Say “I Don’t” To Wedding Stress
Fellow brides and wedding planners, my wedding countdown has officially begun. It’s 93 whole days until our outdoor wedding on my fiancé’s family farm! Everyone’s been telling me that wedding planning is super stressful, but I must say – I don’t agree! And I think I know why. It’s because, when planning to for the day when I say, “I do,” I have learned how to say, “I don’t!”
- Do logistical things that I can delegate to my other wonderful family members.
Aunt Cathy’s using her magnificent flower garden for my floral arrangements, relatives are taking care of all my wedding shower details…I’ve even got all the key family members gathering addresses for my save the dates and invites!
- Over decorate when the space I’m using is FILLED with natural beauty.
Instead, I’m just getting creative with unique lighting. Mason jars strung from trees to accentuate that “country” feel, light-up lily pads floating the pond, paper lanterns dangling above the dance floor. Done!
- Forget to ask for a discount when I pay vendors in full.
I saved at least $500 just by asking! And by paying in full, I won’t be wondering who I owe money to on the day of my wedding. I’ll be celebrating with a happy heart and a balanced checkbook!
Sure, things might get a little more stressful the closer we get to the big day, but I plan on sticking to my “I Don’t” strategy so the days leading up to my wedding day will as fun as the day itself.
Love hearing from Mallory? See a clip of the moment she knew her White by Vera Wang gown was “the one” by clicking here.