The Big Juggle: Planning a wedding during Holiday season
Wedding planning, and holiday season as two individual events can be so stressful on their own. Mixing the two elements together must seem like utter chaos to those involved, but don’t fret! It can be possible to juggle, with just a few simple tips. As happy as these two occasions are intended to be, we find ourselves in a state of anguish. Sometimes we need to pause for a second, and realize just how much is on our plates. Let’s take a moment to discuss a few ways to get through what may seem like the eye of the storm.
1. Maybe, take off the hosts’ hat this year.
Shall we face the facts here? You are just a human, and there is such a thing as too much. I know Thanksgiving is coming, and we all know how we love to pile our plates up high; but this metaphorical plate does not need to be as full. Maybe this year is your turn to host one of the holidays for your family, and wedding planning wasn’t part of the initial plan when this was determined. If this is an obligation you cannot get out of, no matter what, then so be it. But remember to keep things simple. The holidays are about spending time with family, it doesn’t require a massively lavish event. No matter what you decide, ensure that your family is all hands on deck ready to help in any way they can; this is for your own health and sanity.
2. Organize Priorities.
We can’t all be Marie Kondo, the queen of organization. What we can do, however, is rip a page from her book. Time management is everything in this circumstance. You have to make sure that just because the Holiday season is here, you don’t entirely let the wedding slip your mind. Not everything has to be done by a deadline; but making sure those existing deadlines are met, should be what takes priority. Anything smaller can and should be put off until later notice, again this is for your sanity.
3. SALES, SALES, SALES!
The beauty of this timing is that the sales are like no other. Take advantage of this! With the price of weddings these days, you want to make sure that you don’t go overboard with holiday shopping. The last thing you would want to do, is dip into the wedding fund. This just isn’t an option, your wedding is a lot more important that this one Christmas. Your family will be understanding if you show up with limited gifts. You may even be able to make sales purchases for your wedding! That’s what we call a win win.
4. Intentional gatherings.
Everybody has a different experience with their family, and that is more than okay. Some people may find that being around family can be too much, or a chore. If this is the case, remember that holiday season does not dictate who you are around. The holiday’s are meant to be a jolly good time, don’t allow room for compromise from this. We aren’t encouraging you to be alone during this season, just be around the people you love to be around. During this season, it is easy to put the needs of ourselves to the side, to appease others. Throw that mentality out the window, and do what makes you happy. Never forget to fill your own cup.
5. Go easy on yourself.
It may seem like the clock is ticking, time is running out, and you have so much left to get done. We humans tend to be too hard on ourselves, we are better at tearing ourselves down than we are uplifting. This is the time to change your mentality. Take a visit to our previous blog post on self care tips before the big day. Here at Bella Ballroom, we always want to encourage our couples to find a way to get out of their own heads, even if it just for a few moments. We love when our couples come in for date night! Take a well deserved break from all the planning, and chaos, and come dance away the worries!
To close; just remember that the Holidays, as stressful as they can be, are meant to be fulfilling times. This seems to be forgotten when in the thick of it all, remember not to let it get the worst of you. Focus on the important things, the things that make you happy and the good times yet to come. Now, get back to planning!