A Playlist for Getting Into the Wedding-Planning Groove

How to Handle Pre Wedding Crises

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Every bride has had that, "Oh crap! I have a million moving parts to get into place," moment at some point before her wedding. Whether that panic is related to narrowing down the guest list, making seating arrangements, addressing envelopes, or putting together those DIY favors, it usually means a few hours need to be set aside to just get the darn thing done. But just like back in those all-nighter cramming sessions of college, anything can get done with some laser-sharp focus aided by the perfect playlist. Though we hope you don't run into one of these freak-outs, we curated a Spotify playlist just in case.

As with studying for finals, the best music for intense focus is the kind that doesn't have words. We happen to love scores from movies for this exact purpose. "Comptine d'un autre été : L'Après-Midi" from the classic romance film Amelie is perfect; so is "The Swings of Central Park" from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and "Glasgow Love Theme" from Love Actually. Classical music is a great choice for the same reason. Claude Debussy's "Rêviere L 68," for example, will soothe you and get you in the planning groove.

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If gentle tunes aren't your style, no problem! Ratatat's "Loud Pipes," Bonobo's "Animals," and Pretty Lights's "Finally Moving" are all deeply instrumental, fast-paced, and will help you churn out even the most tedious tasks.

What are you waiting for? Stop procrastinating on your wedding plans, cue up this playlist, and get your stuff done!

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