As most of you know, I am no longer a bridal consultant for Wedding 101. This transition has been bittersweet because I have absolutely LOVED working with all you lovely brides and vendors! I have learned so much and have definitely grown as a person. I would like to leave you with a few of my personal wedding planning tips…
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1. Remember Why You’re Doing This – Keep your eye on the prize, and remember that you are making the biggest commitment of your life to your one true love at the end of all this crazy planning! He’s worth it!
2. Don’t Burn Bridges – It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the details that you end up hurting the closest people to you… Remember that you will only be planning a wedding for a short amount of time. Don’t ruin lifelong friendships because “they just won’t wear the right shoes.”
3. Take Pleasure in the Little Things – Even though your wedding is definitely a BIG thing, remember to enjoy the little things along the way as well… Like a home-cooked meal from your man, or a sweet note from a friend!
4. Be Courteous – Obviously this applies to much more than wedding planning, but I think it is especially important during this time of your life. You have been blessed enough to meet your soul mate, and now you have the privilege of planning a party to celebrate! So just be courteous to your friends, your family, AND your vendors!
5. Have Fun – This may seem like a simple tip — who wouldn’t have fun planning a wedding, right?! But I can’t tell you how many brides I’ve worked with who just felt worn out and did not see the fun in it anymore… Whenever you get to that point, just take a step back and look at the big picture. When you actually say the problem you’re dealing with out loud, you may realize it’s not that big of a deal afterall, and hopefully you’ll be able to go back to having fun!
I will definitely miss Wedding 101 and all the friends I’ve made here! I wish great success to all you fabulous vendors and never ending happiness to all you sweet brides!