Are you a soon to be bride? If you're nervous about your upcoming nuptials, we've got a few great reasons for you not to be. Of course, taking the plunge is a big step. You have every right to consider your situation carefully. But if you know in your heart that getting hitched is the right thing to do, you owe it to yourself to remain calm.
What follows is a quick but cogent rundown of the 8 best New Year's resolutions for the Bride to Be.
1. Take the Time to Enjoy Your Engagement
The worst thing you can do is to fail to get as much enjoyment out of your initial engagement time as you can. The hectic drama of planning your wedding can sometimes be quite overwhelming.
When it all get too much, it's a good idea to take a step back in order to remember just why you got engaged in the first place. A few fun pre-wedding dates will give you a chance to wear your engagement ring and focus solely on fun and romance.
2. Don't Let the Size of Your Budget Become an Obsession
You may be feeling salty over the size of some other people's wedding budgets. You may even be fighting the temptation to fix every perceived fault or "lack of" in your wedding by throwing money at it. Don't!
In the end, you're far better off focusing on the positives, such as the intimate feeling of togetherness you, your groom, and your family and friends will feel on this special day. This will be a memory that will stay in your mind longer than any pride or regret that you may feel over the size of your wedding budget.
3. Stay in Shape But Don't Kill Yourself Doing it
You definitely want to look and feel your best on your special day. But you don't need to harm your body to do it. It's all good and well to go on a diet or exercise regimen in order to prepare for your wedding. Just don't overdo things to the point where it gets in the way of remembering to have the best possible time leading up to it.
4. Be Flexible When it Comes to Making Decisions
Every bride wants things to go a certain way. But there is no need to get too obsessed over every single detail playing out to the letter. Relax, breathe a little, and take things as they come. Trust in your planner and advisers that everything will come up just fine. The more you relax, the better you'll feel on your ultimate special day.
5. If You Want a Traditional Wedding, Plan for it
One of the biggest source of anxiety may come from you and your partner having slightly different ideas of just what makes the perfect wedding. If you have your own heart set on a traditional white wedding gown and tuxedo wedding, be firm about it. This is your day, after all, so be clear and communicative about what you want.
6. Make Sure to Plan the Guest List Well in Advance
One detail that definitely can't be put off for too long is the planning of your guest list. Of course, there are the obvious close family members and friends that are no-brainers for inclusion.
But then there is the nebulous galaxy of work friends, long lost friends, barely acquaintances that may make for a few head scratching moments. Don't get bogged down in the details. Plan your list out with precision well in advance to avoid any last minute guest list drama!
7. Make Sure the Cake is a Winner
You may not have the time to greet every single guest at your wedding. But you can make them feel welcome with plenty of food, drink, and, especially, cake! Make sure the cake you select is the best possible choice to keep everyone happy and well fed.
8. Take the Time to Enjoy the Whole Process
The final thing you need to keep in mind is that this is the most special time of your life. Take the time to relax and enjoy it to the max. Focus on the big picture and don't sweat the small stuff!
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