So, maybe it's the heat of summer (or the rain in Oregon--it was pouring during a recent CLD trip up there!)... but it seems like everyone I am meeting right now in the wedding business is stressed. Hitting their limits. And I am so sad that I have even seen a few brides about to hit their insanity stage.
We get it, we seriously do. Wedding planning is HARD (which is why you have hopefully hired an amazing wedding planner to make it easier). But we also know that even if you have a wedding planner, there are times you are going to stress and totally freak-out: you have a lot of decisions to make, you might not always get every little thing that you want, that bridesmaid might be getting on your last nerve, and oh-my-goodness can you just be married already!!! Yup, we have had that conversations with our brides and in our own minds (because we were once brides too!).
This might sound totally lame, but it bears repeating: this process is pretty fun. We can't promise it will be fun 100% of the time (floorplans are just the worst) but the really great parts will always outweigh those moments of panic (you had the perfect excuse to stuff your face with cake at the 3 tastings your scheduled).
When in doubt or in a moment of panic, we suggest you try remembering these moments:
- When you first received your engagement ring (or you had just received an acceptance of your amazing proposal), how excited you were?
- How diving into the wedding planning process was thrilling?
- How you felt when you found THE dress?? Or THE venue? Or picked THE date??
Let those happy moments flow through you, giving you awesome energy. Just keep breathing, keep smiling and power your way through. You are bound to hit something fun soon :)