Haaaappy Thursday! And Happy holidays!
Eeeek there are only 7 days until Christmas and 14 days until the New Year. Goodness, where has all the time gone in 2014?? Doesn’t that sound so cliché? I feel like people say that so much this time of year. Haha. Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season. I know I am. I’m so excited that my husband is working from home every day next week. The amount of torment I am going to put him through is going to be so exhilarating. I cannot wait! (I’m just kidding by the way.)
But, moving on...
I work with a lot of brides that are super excited about their wedding day but they just don’t have the time to plan it. My “BE Brides + Grooms” are usually juggling a hectic career, or a hectic career and working on earning a masters degree or even taking care of their small but growing family. I got exhausted just typing that.
I can identify with my brides and grooms because I planned my wedding while I was still in corporate America working 12+ hour days in a demanding and hectic career. Now, as a Wedding Planner/Designer, I can provide some helpful advice.
Here are 3 Helpful Tips To Help You Balance Wedding Planning With Your Hectic Life
1. Give Yourself Enough Time To Plan
If you don’t have a lot of spare time in your schedule, make sure you give yourself enough time to plan. I would suggest between 12 – 18 months.
I’m always shocked when I speak to brides who have a wedding date within 6 months and they haven’t planned a thing. I’m not saying it cannot be done but what is the rush? Who says you have to start planning your wedding right after you get engaged? Or get married within a year of your engagement?
Planning a wedding has a lot of components and moving parts so make sure you give yourself enough time to piece them all together so you do not get overwhelmed. Remember, planning your wedding is supposed to be a fun process.
2. Designate 2 or 3 consistent days in the week as “planning days”
I know you may have the urge to plan your wedding almost every single day of the week to ensure you are making progress on things but that can become very stressful. Even I don’t plan my clients’ events every single day of the week.
Identify 2 to 3 days out of the week that are less chaotic for you and select those as “wedding planning days”. Find a detailed planning timeline online and focus on a couple of tasks on that list only on your wedding planning days.
3. Attend At Least One Bridal Show
Searching for the best wedding vendors for your wedding takes up a lot of time, especially if you’re not working with a Wedding Planner. Attending a popular bridal show will allow you to meet and speak with almost ever wedding professional you will need for your wedding. Many vendors will display their work for you to view and they will be able to answer all of your questions.
And there you have it. I hope these tips where helpful to you.
If you need even more helpful tips on how to save your valuable time while planning your wedding, make sure you download my new e-book “7 Strategic Wedding Planning Tips That Will Save You At Least 7 Hours a Month”. You can get instant access to it right over here.
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I’ll “see” you next week! Have a great week!