Let’s have a heart to heart, (pats the couch) come have a seat sister girl.
I want to talk about a not so glittery side of wedding planning.
It’s a slippery slope, so I want to make you are aware of the potential risk of wedding addiction.
First of all, I want you to know that I fully understand how exciting, stressful, and all consuming everything can be when you’re trying to balance the multiple aspects of planning a wedding, AND keep up with regular daily life.
I get it girl. It’s a lot.
Since most of us woman LOVE a good to-do list that we can sink our teeth into, we relish in the organization of our wedding binders, pinterest boards, and don’t even get me started on the spreadsheets. Gah! Its deliciously detailed. I mean, its like we can’t get enough of it…. 😬
And that is exactly what I want us to focus on today….
Once it’s planned…. Let it be (clap👏)
Imagine this… You get your hands on your grandmother’s insanely scrumptious flourless chocolate fudge cake recipe. It’s your favorite! You’re so excited that you immediately head to the store, get all the ingredients, rush home, put on your perfectly adorable apron, and go to town like you’re Betty Freakin’ Crocker.
Pinch of this, dash of that, stir stir stir, little batter taste, and viola!
It’s time to pour this gooey goodness into your super cute cake pan, EEK!
Then into the oven it goes!
But guess what?! Once it goes into the oven, the OVEN does the work from there.
You can’t pull it back out, and start adding or removing the ingredients from the batter.
At this point, you need to just patiently let the cake bake, sweety♥
What most planners won’t say to your face is this…
“Stop overthinking things!” Your wedding is less than 2 weeks away, and you’ve done a great job making all of your decisions. Now, listen to me baby girl…. it is time to accept the fact that the planning has officially concluded. (holds your hand, and nods slowly).
Yep. It’s done babe.
You chose all of the perfect flowers. You chose all of the best food items. Your linens are going to look great! Your hair trial went flawlessly! Your bridesmaids’ dresses have all been altered, and look stunning. Your out-of-town guests have all confirmed their accommodations. The weather forecast is looking incredible. Your photographer got the exact time of the sunset for your wedding date. The Earth is still rotating. The sky isn’t falling….
You see where I’m going with this?
Stop. Nit. Picking. Every. Little. Detail. Trying. To. Find. Something. To. Plan. Or. Revise. (clap, snap, hair flip)
What some planners won’t say to your face is that you are literally making yourself crazy, driving your fiancé nuts, and quite frankly, making your wedding planner’s job a little difficult to finalize everything, with all of these teeny tiny last minute changes.
This overthinking is NOT helping you, or anyone else around you.
Here’s a trick to ween you off of “wedding plans”, and ease the withdrawals.
Since you’ve been primed to dive into planning mode as soon as you arrive home from work,
Turn that energy towards another outlet…. Like journaling!
What are some things you want to do in your first 12 months of marriage?
•Buy a house?
•Remodel a kitchen?
•Start a family?
•Move to another state?
Divert your attention from away from overthinking wedding plans, and redirect it towards a new project that you can look forward too! I promise that your wedding day is going to be magical & memorable!
Now exhale, trust, and change the channel in your brain. It’s all going to be fabulous♥