Wedding Wednesday - I'm Engaged! Now what? - Week 1

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Well take a look at that gorgeous ring of yours! Congratulations on your engagement! Before you walk down the aisle, you will stroll hand-in-hand down wedding planning road with your future hubby and we couldn’t be more excited for you! One of our primary goals here at Brilliant Bridal is to educate and empower our brides and grooms to make the right wedding planning decisions at the right time. Since there are so many newly engaged couples this time of year trying to figure out where to start now that they've said "yes" we are going to be doing a 5 week Wedding Wednesday blog series to help you get started in the right direction!

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Our first tip for starting your wedding planning off on the right foot is

don't forget to breathe!

When looking at the big picture and of all the tasks that are ahead of you, many newly engaged couples quickly become overwhelmed. While we can guarantee that you will feel the stress of planning over course of your engagement, don’t forget to relax and take time away from the wedding every now and again. Wedding planning is fun and important, but it should certainly not take over your life. Remember to relax and take plenty of special moments to enjoy being engaged!

A few of our favorite practical ideas for keeping your sanity during this process are:

  • Plan a date night with your fiance where you are not allowed to talk about the wedding.
  • Schedule regular monthly or bi-monthly massages leading up to your big day.
  • Exercise!  Every bride and groom we talk to is trying to lose those last 5 pounds before the wedding.  Exercising will help you reach that goal and release stress.
  • Say "yes" to a wedding dress but say "no" to wedding "reality" TV. Hint: most of these shows have nothing to do with reality and create very unrealistic expectations.

Join us back here on the blog next Wednesday for Week 2 of our "I'm Engaged!  Now What?" series!