Wedding Wednesday! How to Plan a Wedding and Still Have a Life!

Hello DB Readers! Happy Wedding Wednesday! Are you planning your upcoming nuptials and feeling stressed?! Getting married is a big transition for any couple, and BRIDES Magazine recently blogged about how to maintain sanity when planning the biggest celebration of your life! Here are a few great tips to plan a great wedding!

Prioritize. Sit down with your fiance and come up with individual lists of your top five priorities for the big day. Swap them, compare, and discuss any items that don’t overlap. Then hammer out your five must-haves as a couple. “Think of the final list as a decision-making guide — you should put most of your time and money where your priorities are,” says Bussen, author of Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer.

“It’s okay to break rules. It’s okay to not please everybody,” says event planner Shawn Rabideau, who famously planned Bethenny Frankel’s New York wedding in four weeks. Some of his favorite time-savers: nixing a sit-down rehearsal dinner in favor of a cocktail party, skipping the Sunday brunch, and eliminating the bridal party. “Finding a bridesmaids’ dress that pleases everyone can be a huge headache,” he says. Create a wedding-only e-mail account. “With a separate account, you can log on when you have time to devote to the celebration, instead of getting distracted at work whenever a wedding-related e-mail message pops up on your screen,” says Bussen. “And when the wedding’s over, you’ll be able to walk away from all the spam.”

Avoid the temptation to multitask. You may feel busier when you’re doing multiple things at once, but you’ll actually get less done. “All the research says we’re less productive when we split our attention,” says Robbins. “You’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment if you complete one job before moving on to the next.”

Keep your wedding out of the workplace. Limit web-surfing to your lunch hour, so you can go home on time. And try not to spend a lot of time blathering on about your celebration. Higher-ups will wonder if you’re spending more time on invitations than on your job, and some of your colleagues may start avoiding you entirely.

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