OMG!!! Your ring is gorgeous! Okay so one of the first things you will do as a new bride to be is pick up the latest issue of any bridal magazine. Who are we kidding, you'll grab the latest 3 bridal magazines, and because you want to keep up with the latest advice and make sure your wedding style stays on point and up to the trends, you will most likely grab a magazine every month until probably 3 months from your wedding date. I know it's a hard reality. But before you go down the rabbit hole...
Inside everyone of those idea bubbling beauties and a few places on the internet including right here, you can easily find a wedding planning checklist. But before you start filling in those monthly tabs , let's go over a few things.
Go through your Task List
Make sure that the task o your list are items that focus on you creating your ideal wedding. Delete tasks that don't apply to the vision of your day. Such as, if you plan to wear your mother's veil then there is no need to go look for one to purchase. Another example if you plan to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue. Aside from taking things off, don't be afraid to add things on. Creating a task to actually create a style board, or setting up your wedding email account so it doesn't get forgotten.
Plan in advance or delegate
Some task take longer than others so compare them to your calendar. Plan them well in advance if you need to or break them down into smaller task so it gets done bit by bit. Finally you can always delegate, isn't that what your bridal party is for, fun , support , and helping hands. No one really likes an envelope stuffing party even if wine is included, so plan your tasks so they don't get overwhelming.
Piece it back together
When putting your checklist back together remember to keep your calendar by your side. Keep your own schedule in mind when it comes to assigning task dates, and deadlines. Make sure you keep your task s balanced enough so that you don't get overwhelmed with too many tasks. be sure to block out times that you can't work on wedding stuff due to other personal obligations. Mapping out your focus for the months ahead will definitely keep you from getting stressed. The better you plan ahead the smoother the process will go.
So let's recap:
Only do tasks that apply to your wedding day, making sure to break down big tasks into smaller chunks.
Plan your tasks in advance and don't be afraid to delegate.
Plan out your wedding planning focus days according to your availability and schedule.
Manage your wedding planning don't let it manage your life.