Feeling the wedding planning pressure? We totally get that! Somehow everyone slumps into these “Wintery Blues” which can be tough to get out of. We wanted to create a post that can assist you in climbing out of that funk and finding some relief this Spring. This season is all about refreshing, new growth, and pretending we didn’t gain 10 pounds of Winter weight. Read along as we, the wedding professionals at Chestnut Ridge, give some insight on how to promote Spring Cleaning into your wedding planning process!
Please remember, as important as others are to you when it comes to your wedding, this is YOUR wedding day. So many couples get wrapped up in pleasing their families, friends, and Aunt Susie’s that aren’t really your aunt but you’ve known her since you were like 7. This causes unruly stress that can only bring a bride down. Not all families/friends are demanding their opinions be heard, however we have seen our fair share! You know the saying, “…too many cooks.” As your planners, your wedding staff, and your friends we want this process to be as easy as it can be for you. Putting too much pressure on yourself to appease everyone is going to end with you emotionally and possibly mentally unhappy. Make sure you put YOUR wants and wishes before anyone else’s. This is the only time we grant you the option to be selfish 😉
When you start to work on some wedding planning, make sure the space around you is clean & tidy! This will help with streamlining your thoughts, as well as creating a sense of peace. We really hate to sound like an ad for Marie Condo’s new Netflix special, however we will suffer the consequences for your sake. Having a messy atmosphere promotes a chaotic mindset, and can derail your inspiration.
I am totally the girl who will put off the thing I want to do the least by accomplishing the things I want to do second to least. Procrastinating isn’t wrong if it’s doing something useful, right? We are not promoting the procrastination of your wedding planning goals for the day. However, tidying up the immediate space around you, lighting a candle, and putting on your favorite soft jams will be incredibly helpful for your planning mindset! Also, not only will it help you during the planning work, but it will also help you once you’re done. #forthevibes
Listen, I know since Beyoncé came out with her latest album we are all about some B.A.B attitudes! However, allowing yourself to do everything on your own is not the way to keep your sanity. You want to think of wedding planning as a challenging but positive experience. If you don’t feel that way, chances are you are trying to do too much. Stressing about wedding planning is often like being hangry, you don’t know it’s happening until it’s a little too late. Get ahead of the game!
For instance, allow your vendors to design, create, and perform with you! I know it’s hard to let go of the reigns on something that you have dreamt your whole life, but I promise it will be worth it. Put 90% of your efforts into choosing the vendors that suit you best, and let them take control. You would be amazed at the custom things they can create with you! Spring Cleaning comes in handy not only with your environment, but also from within your own self being.
Hey, babe. Put down the laundry…it’s midnight. Close TikTok. Swipe out of Pinterest. It will all be there tomorrow. Make sure that you are getting adequate sleep, not only to make sure you’re staying sane, but also to help you plan well! Having a good sleeping schedule will get you that extra brain power you need to stay on top of your daily tasks + new wedding planning tasks. Also, the same scenario as above – being exhausted whether it’s physical or mental doesn’t show itself until it’s a little too late.
Not to mention, the wedding itself requires you to be rested for so many reasons. The whole week prior to wedding day you should be getting your sleep. They don’t call it Beauty Rest for nothin’! Making sure you’re puffy eyes stay down, you’re skin is awake, and your muscles are rested will help you look and feel like your best self on wedding day.
Well, we are going to leave you with this post; just like a preacher on Sunday mornings leaving his congregation with a Monday morning task. Go practice your self care tools, and let us know if they help relieve any stress in the process. These were chosen carefully as we, the CR girls attempt to practice these daily. We wanted to provide you with items we know work! Choosing just five tips to help couples stay their best selves throughout the wedding planning process was a challenge. Gratefully this is a challenge we did not surmount to. Stay tuned for five more Spring Cleaning tips to maintain your sanity this wedding szn!