When it comes to wedding planning, it is always important to make sure you are being mindful of your own wellbeing. Yes, the run up to the big day is extremely exciting but with all that excitement can come exhaustion if you don’t look after yourself. Take your time, enjoy every second and find the time to relax.
At the centre of the celebration are two people who are in love and that is something you must always keep at the forefront of your mind. It is so easy to get carried away with all the decorations, partying and decision making that you can find yourself forgetting what it is all truly about. As long as you and your partner are happy and ready to walk down the aisle, everything is perfect. All the glitz and glam are a bonus.
If you don’t already know, Bridal Emporium has a sister company called Emporella. It is your one stop shop for all things wedding with its online wedding marketplace, suppliers directory, wedding fair calendar, inspirational blog and so much more. Emporella also has a helpful wedding planning guide that is completely free to download. It is designed to keep you calm, relaxed and organised when you’re planning a wedding and can be yours for free by clicking HERE!
But for now, here are some wedding planning tips that can help you have a more mindful experience when you’re designing your bid day.
5 Mindful Wedding Planning Tips For A Bride To Be
1. Setting Goals
A great way to start your journey to a mindful wedding planning experience is to get all of your goals written down on paper. It is a great way to visualise everything you need to achieve and it makes it easier to decide which tasks are of most importance to you and which ones aren’t such a priority.
Start off by listing a few small, easily achievable goals. These include things like creating wedding inspiration boards on Pinterest and Instagram or having a look through the latest wedding trends. A task like this might not seem like something you need to write down but rather than leaving tasks sitting around in your mind, get every last little thing written down.
If you are more visual and prefer to see things right in front of you then think about creating a physical mood board made up of magazine cut outs, things you have picked up at wedding fairs, print outs, and basically anything you think will help you design your dream wedding. I enjoy making mood boards in my life as it is a great way to see what I plan to achieve before the year is up.
2. How Can Journaling Help You Plan A Wedding?
As stated in the previous tip, getting everything written down in black and white is a really great way to stay organised and an easy way to do this would be to invest in a journal. Keeping everything in one place will remove the possibility of losing some important information and it will also help with your mental wellbeing. When we have a lot going on and we are not organised, our minds seem to turn to mush. Wouldn’t you agree? This is the last thing we need when we’re planning one of the most important days of our life so lets get journaling!
Your journal can also be used as a non judgemental friend who will store all of your anxieties and keep them away from sitting up in your mind. It is your journal to do what you want to do with it. Unload your mind and fill your journal. The notes don’t even have to make sense. Simply write what is on your mind and just let the pen glide. If you are looking for the perfect wedding planning journal then click right HERE.
Another great thing about writing in a journal is that it gives you some time away from the screen. We all spend too much time in front of a screen, whether that be a computer, phone, TV or something else so allowing yourself some time to sit down and write will do you the world of good.
3. Keep Track Of Your Wedding Budget
The next bit of advice on my list of wedding planning tips is to set your final budget. When you are writing down your list of goals into your new wedding planner journal, make sure that one of the very first things you write is “set the wedding budget”.
It will come as no surprise when I say that weddings are not one of the cheapest times of your life. There can be a lot of things to take care of and once those wedding goggles are on, you sometimes buy things that aren’t really necessary. This is how you fall into the trap of overspending. However, if you decide on a final budget before you start buying things then it is much easier to stay within the lines.
Click HERE to download our free Wedding Budget Tracker that was designed to help you keep within the budget during the planning process. It is free to download but could save you a lot of money!
4. Weekly Reflection
A great tip that @hannahsmythcoach mentioned in a live she did with Emporella on Instagram during one of their #WellnessWednesdays was sitting down on a Sunday evening and reflecting on what you have achieved so far. It is easy for us to look at everything we have left to achieve but why don’t we think about how much we have done so far? That is also important! Finding the time to reflect can be a really good way of pushing you forward and keeping that ball rolling.
If you want to see what other tips Hannah mentioned during the live then go take a look at Emporella’s Instagram page by clicking HERE!
5. Work Through Your Limiting Beliefs
A limiting belief is one of those things that you tell yourself or that those little voices in your head will tell you when you are feeling anxious or nervous about a certain situation.
For example, let's say there is a bride who is getting married for the second time. This bride has told themselves that they can’t wear a big glamorous dress for their wedding because they did that for their last wedding and people are going to judge them. This bride’s limiting beliefs are that they can’t wear a glamorous dress because they have already done this and people are going to judge them.
What we suggest you should do is write down your limiting beliefs and ask the question “is this true?”. And you need to be totally honest with yourself. 99% of the time the answer will be no because, in reality, the only thing that limits us is ourselves. Your wedding day is YOUR wedding day and you are allowed to do whatever you want.
Once you have realised that your limiting belief is not true, flip that belief into a positive belief. This tactic is a really great way of changing your way of thinking and can help a lot of people. Be kinder to yourself. A lot of the things we say to ourselves are things we would not say to other people so make sure you are allowing yourself some space to breathe and live!
What Are Your Wedding Planning Tips?
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Written By Ryan Hirst