10 Ways to De-Stress When Planning Your Wedding

Are you planning your own wedding but don’t know where to start.  If you answered “yes” then you are not alone. A lot of Brides I speak with have a hard time weeding through the amount of information that is … Continue reading

Stressed Out! Easy Fixes to Get You Through the Final Stages

 You are fighting with your husband because you are spending way too much on your child’s Mitzvah.  He just doesn’t understand why you need to have 50 vendors and a celebrity entertainer.  All the money you had hidden in your sock draw has now been used to pay for some of the extras that you just had to have.  It is getting closer to the date and all the final payments are due instead of lying awake at night waiting for the shoe to drop try:
Going to the gym.  It will release the positive endorphins which will provide a sense of calm and put a smile back on your face. And an even bigger plus, you get to show up at your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah with a new and improved body.  Everyone will be talking.
Try a meditation class.  I know it is hard to sit with your mind silent, especially since you have carpools to drive, favors to buy, guest seating to finish; but without taking time for yourself all your planning and hard work will not be enjoyed by you or your guests.  Planning your child’s Mitzvah is more than a party it is a journey for you and your family.
Hire a planner to finish the job.  A good planner will take over and help you sort through all chaos.  Speak with all the vendors, finalize and complete all the details and most of all give you time to prepare, relax and support your child.
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De-Stress The Week Of Your Wedding

With one week left until your wedding here are some of the things you can do to achieve serenity:
Everyday- 
  • Practice walking in your wedding shoes.  And make extra sure that you scuff up the bottoms.  The last thing you want to do is slip and slide down the aisle.
  • Meditate if you know how.
  • Exercise- if you do yoga this will help to ground you during this stressful time- if not take long walks or run.

Sunday– 
  • Use this day and take some quiet time to organize your week.  Write lists of all outstanding ideas, thoughts and information.  Get clear and make a timeline for your week and your event.
  • Wrap your Bridal Party Gifts

Monday
  • Finalize all your last minute seating
  • Pick up your Wedding Gown
  • Pay anyone who still needs to be paid
  • Get a facial

Tuesday
  • Follow up with all your vendors and make sure they have the correct date and time of your wedding.
  • Speak to your venue
  • Coordinate and finalize times with your photographer and videographer
  • Give them a checklist of shots you absolutely must have and people you want captured- let them know where these guests are seated at the reception
  • Make sure the florist knows what time you need to have your flowers for photography
  • Give your entertainment your music wish list and your “do not play list” 

Wednesday
  • Pack a bag with all your wedding day essentials and leave it at the front door to your house.  Have a checklist of every thing  you think you need or want and mark it off.  Do not go by memory- No matter how good yours is.
  • Pack for your Honeymoon if you are taking one.

Thursday– 
  • Have a massage and get a spray tan if you need to even out any tan lines. 

Friday– 
  • Have a mani-pedi and spend the day with anyone who does not stress you out.

Remember to get plenty of sleep during this last week and it is very important to hydrate.
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Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!

10 Wedding Tips to Ease Your Stress

The final days before your wedding can be extremely stressful.  It feels like there is so much to do, so much to confirm and everyone seems to want your attention. You have no more time to think- just act and/or react.  
Here are 10 ways to ease the stress prior to your big day:
 
1.   Create a guest list spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel with only the important details as your column header, ie: last name, table #, food choice and hotel info
 
2.   It is important to create a separate column for each guest by last name so you can sort alphabetically
 
3.   Make a vendor list and be sure to include their emergency contact info on this list.  Include their category and the date of your final confirmation
 
4.   Actually speak, in person or by phone with each vendor at least once during this time and definitely do a follow up email the week prior to your wedding
 
5.   Assign your tables as soon as you have your guest responses. I like to put each guest, or couple on a separate “post it” tab so I can easily move them around when creating seating assignments
 
6.   Keep track of seating alphabetically and by table
 
7.   Allow your calligrapher at least 10 days to complete your escort cards
 
8.   Keep a box of everything that has to go to the wedding at your front door- Have a checklist and mark off each item as you put it by the front door
 
9.   Finalize your floral and décor elements as soon as you assign everyone to where they will be seating
 
10  Create a timeline of how you would like your event to flow- make sure you calculate how much time you need on the day of to get ready. Then leave yourself extra time
Take a deep breath, get a massage, have a facial and really take care of yourself during this time.
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Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!