Some things are just more important than others, that's a fact of life. But while you and your soon-to-be spouse are feeling the stress and pressure of planning your wedding, it's perfectly OK to reevaluate what can be put on hold or take a backseat to the planning process. Doing so will help ensure you are fully present, and may even thoroughly enjoy the process of planning your wedding!
No matter what type of wedding you're planning, everyone would agree that it's pretty expensive. Regardless of budgets or income, it's a good idea to put frivolous, impulsive spending and retail therapy sessions on hold while spending big chunks of change on your pending nuptials. When you're already spending thousands on your big day, it's easy to think something along the lines of "put it on my tab" or "charge it," but each purchase can add up to serious spending. Save it for after you say "I do" for honeymoon essentials or unique items worthy for a new "Mrs." instead.
A happy hour here and there is totally cool, in fact, we encourage it. But if your pre-engaged self was running around town until 4AM nearly every weekend, perhaps you can push pause on your partying habits just a bit. Aside from not ruining mornings (or entire days) with hangovers and exhaustion, limiting your cocktail consumption can also help your bank account, and your pre-wedding beauty/fitness goals, too. Of course, celebratory champs and cocktails are always acceptable — in moderation.
We're not saying to take this time to be a selfish hermit — but hear us out. When it comes to your wedding plans (and other aspects of your life, too) people will have opinions and needs — often, lots of them. While on a typical day you might be inclined to go out of your way for someone or put other's needs above your own, think twice. Giving too much of yourself or ignoring boundaries can be emotionally taxing, and with emotions sometimes running high as your wedding day approaches, you might not have too much energy to spare. It is totally acceptable to put yourself first when you need to do so.
Major or Impulsive Life Decisions
While deep into the final stages of wedding planning, you may begin to feel as though you're losing control of the details, or even the bigger picture. In an effort to regain control of some aspects of your life it may be tempting to seek out things you can control, or look for a big change. We recommend trying to avoid making any huge or impulsive decisions such as a job change, or relocation while wedding planning. After all, having too many things to focus on and work on can be uber overwhelming. The stress is temporary, but the payoff will be huge (promise!). Once your wedding day has gone off without a hitch, you can reevaluate and see if you really still want to change jobs or move into a new nest.