Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Plan a Wedding Without Loosing Your Mind

Things have been stressful as of late, and I'm sure everything will come together in the end, but right now I'm going to think of something else (Anything aside from omgomg5monthsawaythrowupandwetmypants) and I encourage you guys to do the same! Sometimes the best way to plan a wedding, I think, is not to plan.

Here are my tips for not going crazy amidst this crazy planning process.

1) Make time for friends. Bonus points if you and said friend (or in my case best buddy/bridesmaid Mang) make time in a child's size corn box. . . .Or you could go see a movie or something, either way works.

2) Watch dumb (and by dumb, I mean amazing) videos on Youtube. Sure, this sounds a little silly, but before I started wedding planning, over 2 years ago, I was a regular old college student. What did my room mates and I do during our free time? You tube! And lots of it! It may seem like a waste of time, but it'll make you smile every time. For realsies.

Play it again, Keyboard Cat!

3) Think about someone else's wedding! For serious, when your wedding gets stressful, it's way more fun to think about someone else's. Right now, I'm ridiculously excited about Bridesmaid Marie's & Groomsman Mike's wedding! I've never been a bridesmaid before so I can't wait for the big day. I'm saving her date for sure. I wonder what colors she's going to pick? Maybe hot pink?! See - way more exciting than my wedding right now.

4) For those who celebrate the holidays, work on your holiday cards! It's fun, exciting, tis the season, and how great is it to put something in the mail that doesn't say "save the date". I'm not kidding, I really enjoyed doing my holiday cards this year (. . . which haven't been sent out yet, but will be as soon as I get stamps!)

Also, it's a breath of fresh air to browse holiday card designs online instead of browsing wedding invites 24/7.

5) Remember your hobbies! Believing or not, your favorite hobby might not be wedding planning. Sometimes I think it is . . . and other times, no so much. Don't forget the things you love to do when you're not knee deep in wedding crazy. (Especially remember your hobbies if they include collecting ampersands and you happen to see a new one at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.)
my bad for the bad photo!

That's all I've got for now, Hive! How are you planning your wedding without loosing it?