Happy Holidays, dearest brides! We hope that you’re happy and excited to welcome the Christmas season. You might be wondering how to manage wedding planning during this time of the year? We got you! Here are some tips to help you navigate through the busiest season of the year. Read on.
(1) Take advantage of holiday discounts.
If you will need to buy things like decorations, bridesmaid robes, accessories, and so on, you can take advantage of the season’s super discounted prices. Watch out for special rates as well from vendors. Sometimes, they also throw in some offers during the holidays.
(2) Don’t pressure yourself to get a lot done.
The holiday rush is real and you don’t want to get caught in that and in wedding planning at the same time. Try to relax and avoid from pressuring yourself to get a lot done at this time.
(3) Schedule less appointments so you can enjoy the holidays more.
In relation to the previous point, try to plan earlier so you can get more done before the rush and can enjoy the season more. Go over your wedding day timeline and see if you can add more appointments before or after the holidays so you can leave more free time to meet with friends and family during this time of the year.
(4) Be prepared to manage the influx of opinions and ideas.
Since you’ll be meeting a lot of people during the holidays, you will obviously end up talking about your engagement and wedding planning journey with them. The likelihood that you’ll receive a lot of opinions and ideas during this time is high, so be ready to manage the influx of information. You can be open and listen to everyone, but be sure of your wedding vision so you don’t get sidetracked.
Be polite, too. Your relatives and friends are just extra excited an happy. It might be very overwhelming to hear all their comments, but they mean well. So just politely listen even if you might not agree or like all the ideas.
(5) Use the time to bond with your new family.
Families gather during the holidays, so this is an opportunity for you to get to know your partner’s family more. You might be close to his immediate family already, so if the extended family will also be present during the holidays, go ahead and spend time with them too.
(6) Take advantage if the time if your entourage members are in town.
It’s usually challenging to get everyone together. But if at this time everyone is in town, take advantage! You can combine your fitting session with your bridal shower, and kill tow birds with one stone. You can also use the time to meet with them about their responsibilities for your wedding.
(7) Us the holidays to take a quick breather.
‘Tis the season to celebrate with your loved ones! So, this is the best time to take a break from wedding planning to enjoy the holidays with loved ones. If you need a breather, this is the best time to set your wedding planning diary aside for even just a few days.
Happy holidays, brides!