5 Bride-To-Be Hacks
Spoiler: Planning a wedding isn’t all flowers and food tasting. I’ll be totally honest: it’ll take over your life, empty your purse, and make you wish the two of you could run away into the sunset.
The struggle is real. But don’t panic! it’s not all tears and trauma. With less than six months to go, the end's in sight – and all our hard work is starting to pay off... To help all my bride-to-be baes, here are my Top 5 hacks for wedding-planning sanity!
Hack #3: Honeymoon Haulin’
After you’ve done Hack #2 – it’s time to start honeymoon planning (yasss!). When digging out from invoices and seating charts, it’s so nice to know the celebration (the fun part) won’t be over in a flash. Whether you’re jetting off to an exotic isle or staycation cozying up, have something on the horizon to look forward to post-wedding.
Hack #4: Treat Yourself
I’ve lost all concept of money and regularly wonder if I’m living in a RL monopoly board. I’m not talkin' extravagant treats (because ain’t nobody got cash for that). But checking stuff off your list deserves a little reward, right? High-five yourself with a facemask, your fave meal or a movie night… start praising little wins.
Hack #1: The Spreadsheet
A wedding planner will def. make you feel all smart and totally adult – but to really nail it? Excel. Somewhere to stick all the boring deets: budgets, RSVP's, reminders to practice walking (just me?), plus all the juicy supplier info. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a to-do list shrink before your very eyes...
Hack #2: Start Big
Get the important things booked, stat. Once you’ve picked the venue and dress (priorities), and have the officiant in place, you can relax. My best advice? Book your celebrant in ASAP, or risk being stuck with a 10 am ceremony (no fun for anyone).
Hack #5: Enjoy It!
It’s so easy to get sucked into the minor details, so step back and think: do I really care about the napkin color?? As soon as you’re engaged, you’re expected to know the difference between peonies and pelargoniums, that a reception's usually at dinner, plus all 1,702 shades of white. Total. Minefield. Will things go wrong? Yes. Will anyone die if the decor's a little off? No. Whatever happens, remember: you’re marrying your best friend – and nothing else matters.