I found a couple of wedding planning articles I would love to highlight. I could not help but share some of the insights, because I have been guilty of many of these things! It is how I have been feeling lately. Wedding planning can be fun, but can also be stressful at times.
Here are a couple of things from the article on The Knot that I’m definitely guilty of:
At least one not-so-minor unexpected expense will pop up. Whether it’s weather (gotta rent a tent ’cause it looks like rain) or whimsy (gotta get a backup gown ’cause I can’t make up my mind), something that wasn’t in your budget will materialize. Solved: Even the tightest budget needs a little wiggle room. Build in a buffer (5 percent of the overall budget) from the start, so you won’t have to worry every time the wind blows.
You’re talking wedding way, way more than you think. Have you busted your bestie rolling her eyes when she thought you were too busy expanding on the virtues of fondant vs. buttercream to see? Did your mom start to glaze over the last time you tried to show her pictures of bouquets? Yeah, you’re guilty. Solved: First, accept that you might not actually be able to press pause on the compulsive wedding chatter. Hey, you’re excited, and that’s cool! But expecting one or two people to listen to all of it? Too much. Share the love. Spread the obsessing out over a wider circle of friends (that’s what cubemates are for, right?) and space it out, so you can spare them all, including your fiance, from bride (that would be you) burnout.
Do you have any wedding planning insights to share? I’d love to hear from you!
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