How To Stay Sane While Planning for Your Wedding!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Advice From A Bride

Kristeen is marrying Josh in November. In the thick of planning, here is some advice she offers to brides just starting out. . .

I get asked all the time how I keep my sanity in check while planning my upcoming wedding. No matter what stage of planning you’re at, the best tip I can give you is to regularly visit online wedding communities to get ideas of what others are doing.

Hands down, the best site I’ve come across is Project Wedding. With vendor reviews and photo galleries, the site is completely ad-free. Spamming vendors are not allowed.

The most useful section of the site is the message board, frequented by hundreds of brides-to-be. I’ve been posting since March and am still amazed at how supportive and inviting the other women are. Anytime I’ve had a question or just needed to vent about my family driving me crazy, the ladies of Project Wedding have always been there. My fiancĂ© has gained from me posting as well – he even posted my 500th message as a thank you to the gang for keeping me so happy. Trust me ladies, the guys don’t care if your napkins are celadon or sage, but we brides do.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sanity Saver Questions

• What does your day look like as you picture it in your head?
• What does your wedding day mean to you?
• What would have to happen for your wedding to be ruined?
• Are you focused on the perfect or the magical?

Yes, everybody knows what a wedding means—or at least what it is supposed to mean. Yet, too often, I’ve seen couples in the hub-bub and chaos of planning for their wedding day, lose sight of just what the day means to them.