3 January 2012
Posted By: Jaclyn
Filed In: Chicago Weddings
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Well, the holidays are over and we are into a new year. A new year with fresh starts, new beginnings and resolutions. I’m sure many of you have New Year’s Resolutions that you have made for yourself such as getting your gym routine on track before you begin your gown fittings. I found some great resolutions on theknot.com. See below for some practical resolutions that will help you keep your head on straight for your big year:
I will not do anything…before the guest list
It is so important to have a ball park guarantee for your wedding before you start putting down deposits for a space that is entirely too large or small for your event. Almost every quote will be based off of this number. Decide together the type of wedding you both want whether it be intimate or a large party.
I will trust my vendors
You can’t be micromanaging every single detail your wedding planner or vendors make. You have been working closely with your vendors months in advance and chose them for a reason. Trust that this is their profession, and they will ensure all your needs will be handled so you can RELAX.
I will not feel guilty about having an adults-only wedding
I feel this is true especially with city weddings. A lot of brides just don’t see this as a proper setting for toddlers, and that’s OK! Just make sure you are consistent with this rule with no exceptions.
I will actually eat my dinner at my reception
Make sure you aren’t checking items off of your timeline, or worrying about your crazy aunt and uncle. Take time to enjoy the evening with your new husband and all of the planning you worked so hard on. Hire a day of coordinator to relieve your stress, or delegate a bridesmaid to keep things on track. Enjoy YOUR day stress free!
I will look on the bright side — no matter what
If it’s raining on your wedding day, think of it as good luck. Don’t dwell on things you can’t control. If the band didn’t play the correct bridal party entrance song, chances are no one noticed. After months of planning and stressing about every detail, if one or two little details are missed, do not panic! Remember that this is your wedding day and you are marrying the man of your dreams, and no matter what it will be the best day of your life.
Picture from the weddingchicks.com