sane wedding planning

wedding related ramblings revolving around sanity and practicality, with a little bit of geekery and crazy just for fun!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A plea to take a break from planning every so often

I got an email recently from a potential client, whom I had a meeting scheduled with, asking to reschedule because they were "waving the white flag" on wedding planning for the weekend.

That made me want to stand up and cheer for them both.

Wedding planning is a lot to take. Especially if you aren't a "planner" type person. Even if you are, though, it can get to be overwhelming. It can get to be too much. And I'm here to tell you it's okay to take some time off from it all.

Planning such a huge event takes a lot of work. Add to it all the things expected of you in everyday life as well, and sometimes it is just too much.

Some people power through and just do it. And sometimes that works. But sometimes it doesn't, and the wedding planning can break you. It stops being fun. It becomes something that stresses you out. It becomes something you just can't deal with anymore.

Where is the fun in that?

Regardless of the type of event you are having, I fully expect you to take some time and NOT think about it. Take some time to enjoy your person. Take some time to breathe, and remember why you are doing this all in the first place.

Remember that you are getting married, not just planning a wedding. And though this wedding thing can be a lot, it's just a small dose of what follows. Marriage is filled with ups and downs, lots of tests, and lots of love. Take some time, as often as you need, to remember why you want to marry this person. The rest of it will come together in just the right way. And then, THEN, you can start the rest of your life.


1 comment:

  1. this is so true! I think the only way we were able to plan the wedding we wanted was that after we got engaged (November) we didn't really do anything about it until May. And then we set a date and got married in 8 weeks.