Like any major life experience, wedding planning is a process of self-discovery that will highlight your strengths and make you very aware of your weaknesses. You’ll find out just how patient you really are and whether or not you can handle all of the suggestions and expectations that are thrown your way…
Here are 10 things planning a wedding have taught me about myself:
1. You actually don’t care what people think
I know what I like and what I want, but I always find myself asking for opinions on everything from the dress to the dinner menu. While you may not care what other people think, you are secretly seeking validation of your own ideas. And if they don’t agree with you? Well, then that’s another story!
2. You’re Going to Offend, Disagree with, and Feel Guilty About at Least Someone During This Time
A wedding is a big party… with a big party, comes lots of people who come with expectations and opinions about everything. Remember: you are going to disagree with your fiancé/fiancée over lots of things, and most of them will be absurd and very LITTLE things you never thought you’d argue about! Just stay true to yourself and do what YOU want. With that being said, you do have to consider other people’s opinions – especially close family members – but at the same time, realize that feelings are probably going to get hurt and that’s okay! At the end of the day, it’s YOUR wedding, so you need to be happy with all the decisions made!
3. You become more and more indecisive
There are so many decisions to make! I am already terrible at making decisions and making decisions about your wedding is so important and you have to find a way to do it and get good at it! These decisions can really wear you down – emotionally, mentally and physically! I think the most important lesson I’ve learnt from making decisions is to figure out what you want before you bring others into it!
4. Organizational skills are key
I like to make lists… lots of lists! I also use Pinterest and gather all of my ideas and inspirations in different boards that I can regularly add and refer back to. I also have notebooks for different areas such as the wedding reception, bridal shower, stag and doe, etc. Staying organized throughout the wedding process is super important – you don’t want to miss anything… and trust me, there’s a lot that you’ll forget if you don’t write it down and keep track of it!
5. You become a perfectionist
I was already a perfectionist before I got engaged, so this is nothing new to me. But essentially, you only have one chance to get this wedding thing right and no one wants to settle for anything less than perfect! 😉
6. You worry about every little thing
My mind has gone crazy, especially now as I am nearing my wedding date! There are so many things going on, so many people to speak to, to meet with… it’s natural that your head starts to spin a little out of control… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself!
I am not one who likes to ask for help, but I’ve realized I can’t do it all by myself! People will offer their help with things they want to help out with, but it’s important to first take a step back and learn how to best delegate and relinquish control. Find the small things on your to-do lists and other important things you are willing to trust others with and let them help you out!
8. The way you communicate is important
I tend to forget that not all of us think the same and we all have different ideas of how we would like things to pan out. It’s so important to be open-minded and take the time to explain your thoughts because some things may seem obvious or common sense to you, but it won’t be for others.
9. You tend to procrastinate
Wedding planning can be very overwhelming, especially depending on your timeline! Luckily for me, I planned a 2-year engagement so I have had lots of time… but time is starting to tick and the date is coming closer and closer with each passing day! Take tasks one at a time and eventually you’ll get everything done!
10. You love your fiancé to pieces
Don’t forget why you are getting married! Your fiancé/fiancée has been there for you throughout the whole process, so don’t forget to thank them and remember to still have fun! This is a special time in your lives and it’s important to enjoy all the moments it has to offer!
Thanks for reading my post and I hope it gave you some insight or at least something to think about during your wedding planning process! I would love to hear from you all and hear how your wedding planning is going! Leave me a comment down below! XOXO
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