Planning a wedding can be infamous for a couple of different headache-inducing and premature wrinkle-causing ways. For example, becoming your own wedding planning guru can make you too wedding obsessed, to the point where you find yourself doing nothing else but pinning things on Pinterest and ordering personalized party decorations off Etsy.
It can also feel like a full-time job, as you’ll find yourself draining your cellphone battery daily, calling vendors and managing a bridal party of your nearest and dearest gal pals who have no idea what they should and shouldn’t do for you.
But what many people don’t tell you is that planning your own wedding can often bring out the best in you — not just the Bridezilla in you.
Even if you don’t think you have a creative side, you do. If the thought of managing an Excel spreadsheet makes you more giddy than the thought of doing a DIY wedding project, you may be shocked to see what happens when you have a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun in your hand. The more wedding crafts you research and ideas you collect mentally, the more you’ll find yourself with an urge to create and personalize your wedding, yourself. It’ll be a good excuse to feel like you’re back in elementary school art class. Except this time, I hope you know better than to eat the Elmer’s glue.
When your wedding is in your hands, you have the chance to do what you want and have only what you want. Not what age-old wedding traditions tell you that you need to have. If you don’t like the idea of tossing the bouquet or wearing white, guess what? You don’t have to do either of those things. Your wedding should make sense to you and only you. So create your own traditions and laugh away the old-school ones.
Wedding planning can be stressful. I won't sugarcoat that for you. But it can also be a chance to grow closer to your fiancé. You can laugh over the ridiculous decisions, conversations and family drama that crawls out of the woodwork during wedding time together. You’ll even start to see that planning your wedding together will reignite the reasons why you grew close together in the first place.
Before your wedding, you had to constantly minimize your browser when people walked by so they wouldn’t have an intervention with you and try to label you as Pinterest obsessed. Now, people will expect you to procrastinate your day away, pinning things that will make your wedding the greatest day of your life. They may even ask that you share your boards with them, and when that happens, play it cool. Just share one, or two — max.
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