When you combine the stress of wedding planning with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can leave you feeling a bit frazzled and a little less than festive. The good news is, there’s no reason that you and your love need to miss out on the fun of the holidays just because you’re in the throes of wedding planning.
Here are some of our favorite ways to make sure you can enjoy the holidays while planning the wedding of your dreams.
Plan Errands Strategically
Christmas shopping and venue hunting, vendor meetings and festive parties don’t usually go hand in hand, but they can. Evaluate your to-do list and compare it with your outstanding social obligations and try to plan then accordingly. Instead of having one or two tasks per day, consider scheduling appointments and errands back to back to free up more time for festive happenings.
Another great option is to see what fun holiday events are going on within your community or nearby, and planning your activities around them. If you need to register, maybe you’ll register near the city center on the same night as a tree lighting? Or, if there’s a holiday market or fair you want to check out, maybe you can snag some solid bridesmaid or groomsmen gifts there, and kill two birds with one stone. Make multitasking the name of your game, and you’re bound to have more time to enjoy all the season has to offer.
Narrowing down a wedding guest list, gathering addresses, making spreadsheets and stamping your wedding invitations is one of the most tedious aspects of wedding planning, which can leave you with barely any energy to send out holiday cards. Instead of missing out on one of the traditions of the season, combine both tasks at once. You’ll save time and energy while still spreading holiday cheer. (Plus, who wouldn’t want another excuse to use show off your cute engagement photos?)
Pre-Schedule Date Nights
It’s important to stay close and connected through the craziness of the season and planning. When tackling your calendar and planning the month, be sure to plan at least one or two special date nights that you can both look forward to, and let nothing get in in the way of that. Whether you want to catch a holiday show, snuggle up and watch classic movies, go ice skating or other special seasonal experiences, try your hardest to prioritize some alone time to keep you centered and connected.
Guide the Conversation
While everyone is well meaning in asking you about your upcoming nuptials and the details, sometimes it can get old talking about it. You also want to be weary of not hogging attention at family and social events, it can happen all too easily. Instead, be sure that you are balancing out all the wedding talk with other things that are happening to the people around you. Be sure to ask people about their milestones and happy news too, the more the merrier!