We all know planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Our mission is to make things easier & fun, so here is our Valentines Day gift to you.
1. NO STRESS MINDSET
Before you start or wherever you are in the planning process, set in your mind that you will go with the flow and not get stressed. It is really that simple. As a professional I assure this is the #1 advice I can give. When you let go of worry, control & stress and start trusting others, wonderful things will happen. You will love each other more, the families will be more united and your day will go 1,000% better.
2. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Simplicity is truly the ultimate sophistication. Minimalist design is trending and a classic look never goes out of style. Keep your colors, tablescapes, linen choices & layouts uncomplicated. You don't need to plan an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette, welcome cocktail and post wedding brunch . This ensures no overthinking, no countless hours of sourcing & quoting specialty supplies and vendors.
3. GIVE YOURSELF SPACE
Create your planning schedule and allow for a one month break every 3 months to unplug, date and reconnect with friends and family. Make memories, talk about non-wedding related topics, read a great book, attend a Zumba or Yoga class or plan a short getaway. This will help you recharge and avoid burnout.
4. BE THANKFUL
In this busy world its easy to lose perspective. You are planning a party with your favorite people after all. Take a few minutes to thank your partner for walking along your side in this journey. Write a hand written note to your best friend and thank her for being your accomplice. Most importantly thank yourself for being brave, strong and an overall superhero in the game of life and wedding planning.
5. SELF CARE AS A PRIORITY
The most important vendor is not your venue or caterer is YOURSELF! What is the point of this massive endeavor if you are too burned out, tired & emotionally drained to enjoy any of it? Make taking care of yourself your number one goal. Avoid crash diets, do exercise, go to therapy, do facials, journal, hike, drinks lots of water, eat lots of vegetables and lower your alcohol intake. Make laughing & joking a must and let go of anything that takes you off center.
I hope these tips were helpful. I enjoy seeing my clients balanced & happy, so anything I can do to help fully nourishes me. If you liked this blog please comment and share. I would like to know what your self care routine looks like.
Veronica Gonzalez Laboy
Owner & Senior Event Specialist
Awe Events ATX