My life right now!
Feeling like I'm walking around with a neon 'WEDDING INFORMATION' sign pointed to my head. It's fine.
No, I'm serious it is.
2019 season marks my 10th!
Crazy, right!? So in honor of my employer keeping me around this long, here are a few tips I give to my couples..
Unless they are edible, it's ok to skip them. I know that you feel like your guests should leave with some sort of keepsake to remember your reception, but about 30% of those get left behind due to making the real memories. (Drinking whiskey with your Uncle Jim and teaching him how to Roger Rabbit.) 2. DIY doesn't always mean better.
People tend to underestimate the amount of TIME and HELP they need to do the cute Pinterest projects. Don't get me wrong...Those personal touches do matter. Those little details do create the overall feel for your night, but it's ok to pay someone else to take care of it for you. If you're not paying for it in dolla bills, you're paying for it with time. You judge what works better for you.
A Practical Wedding has THE best customizable (and FREE) wedding spreadsheets for everything you can think you need to keep organized. They are the best I've seen, and having things on paper is sure to clear your mind and nerves of feeling overwhelmed.
4. Make the wedding email.
Just do it. I know it sounds hokey, but just create the
email@example.com. it makes it much easier to be organized and share the work of contacting vendors, and it allows you to unplug from wedding related things when you want to.
Bonus tip: you can use this shared email address for your shared bills, to log in to the cable provider, getting quotes on that bathroom re-do, etc after your're married.
5. Take the Help
If people offer help, believe them.
So many people will be excited for you, and genuinely want to be given a job to do. So trust that they mean it when they ask if there is anything they can do to help. Not only is it practical, it makes everyone feel that much more communal. Give someone a task on tour wedding, and watch them OWN it.
Final Tip: The phrase reigns true. It's your day. Do what you want. - 3 minutes ago