So, if you don’t know…I’m getting married March 10! As we are winding down the wedding planning and the day approaches, I wanted to reflect on the engagement season and share how I stayed happy & healthy.
One thing that I purposely committed to while planning our wedding was to not be a Bridezilla. Is there anything worse?
OK- Truthfully, I had one moment where I freaked out, but only one, I feel like thats pretty good! (Sorry, Patrick)
Here are some of my tips that really kept me grounded and feeling great during planning:
The To-Do List
The one thing that has helped me the most is my master to-do list. I have it broken down by month. So, from the month we got engaged (April) all the way through March, everything is broken down by the month. I got so detailed that I put in which month I needed to buy my shoes and order table numbers! You might think this is overboard but this has helped me keep the stress level to a minimum. I did not look ahead, I kept up with the current month, which kept the planning seem more reasonable.
Saying “No” To Crash Diets
Yes, I’m trying to tone up a little bit and reduce bloat leading up to the big day but, I am not trying to drop 15 pounds in the next month. Plus, when has that ever worked anyways?
I’m on a workout plan for the gym and have been upping my trips to fitness classes as well. Although, I’m trying not to stress too much about this. I love the way I look in my dress and don’t see the need in crash dieting. I know I’m never going to be a size 2, so I’m working with what I’ve got!
Asking For Help
Remember that to-do list I mentioned? Yeah, it’s really long! I have been leaning on those around me for help, which has helped my stress levels so much. One big thing here is that you really have to trust them and not micromanage. Relax, if your mom can make an appointment of 2 for you, thats one small thing off of your plate, enjoy it!
Quality Time With The Groom
I have really been trying to not make every conversation with Patrick around the wedding. Although, I totally could. At the end of the day, the wedding is not about the flowers or the cake, it’s about a relationship, so we have been trying to focus on that.
I hope these tips can help all the brides out there of if you’re planning any sort of event. Finals words- Take a chill pill!!! Relax, everything is going to come together.
Have any other tips for me? Leave them in the comments!