Wedding planning can feel like one long to-do list, you're just anxious to check off and get through. However, "it's important to not just go through the motions of wedding planning," says Jaclyn Fisher, owner of Two Little Birds Planning in Philadelphia. "While planning can get overwhelming or stressful at times, celebrating milestones is a great way to spend time with your partner, and not take your love or the planning process for granted."
So as you select your menu, stuff your welcome bags, and pay your final bills, be sure to also pause to celebrate these three planning moments.
1. Finding The One.
Finding the one wedding dress that makes you feel like a million dollars is cause for celebration. "It's often a moment that brides think about long before they're even engaged," says Fisher. "Putting on that gown is what actually makes a lot of brides feel like a bride." You can celebrate this special moment, Fisher suggest, by taking the women who helped you slip on-and-off a dozen dresses, out to brunch. "This allows time to bask in the excitement and thank those who helped get you there," she says.
2. Booking your honeymoon.
Many couples are more excited to escape to the Italian Riviera or fly above an active Hawaiian volcano than they are to get down on their dance floor, and that is for good reason. "It's the first adventure you're taking as husband and wife," explains Fisher. Consider celebrating this planned milestone with a coordinating cocktail or snack, Fisher suggests. Think, saying cheers to your Mexican honeymoon over margaritas or nibbling on kalamata olives ahead of your Grecian getaway.
__3. Selecting your first dance song. __
Fact: "Your first dance song will forever be a special song," says Fisher. Every time you hear it after you take that first twirl you're sure to smile. Celebrate this musical accomplishment with "a spin around your kitchen," suggests Fisher. "There's nothing more romantic than dancing at home with your love." Plus, its just good practice for your big day.