How to Find Your Zen This Spring While Planning for a Wedding
Spring season is the season for planning weddings. Bride-to-be’s that are involved in such plans are probably searching for tips or wedding ideas to make sure that the event goes perfectly or as planned. Moreover, they are probably in need of tips that can prevent them from turning into “bridezillas.” All that stress inevitably transforms some brides into that.
In an effort to help those that need more ideas and tips, or for those that are about to break under the pressure, here are some things that might help anyone planning for their wedding find their Zen, stay calm and sane. Planning for such events may be time-consuming, but it can also be a lot of fun with the right perspective.
Dealing with Mothers
Let’s face it, some mothers and mothers-in-law-to-be will want to have their own opinion about everything that has to do with the wedding. During a stressful time, anyone will crack at that sort of pressure.
In order to avoid undue stress, it might be a good idea to keep them busy at something. Give them special tasks to work on so that they do not feel left out. At times, all they really want is to feel important and giving them a task to work on can give them that feeling.
Handling the Budget
Without a doubt, a wedding can get really expensive. It pays to have a beautiful wedding, but that’s only if one can actually pay for a beautiful wedding. At times, getting the things that one really want can make one go beyond your set budget.
That is why handling the budget can get quite stressful too. Though the couple getting married will inevitably have to dish out some cash, here are some ways to lessen the chance of going over the budget.
First, do not be afraid to prioritize. What’s the point of having ten bridesmaids when five will do? For those that will be paying for those dresses, limiting the people in the entourage might help them save a bit more for the reception or other expenses.
What about plus ones? It is not your obligation to allow plus ones especially if one do not really know the person a friend or relative is bringing along. One’s wedding is supposed to include the people that really matter.
One other way to get some help with the cost of the wedding is to ask for money instead of other things on the gifts list. Nowadays, couples tend to live together before they even tie the knot which means that they do not always need new pots, pans, linens, or any of those things. Let the guests pay for the honeymoon instead. There are agencies that can help with that. There are agencies that can do the same for hen and stag parties.
In a sense, the guests will be paying for tickets, accommodations, and other activities for the honeymoon. At least, the couple will not really have to shell out money for that and they can focus their resources for the wedding day.
Keeping the Peace
Most couples’ idea of their dream wedding is one that is in order or organized. That’s why kids are not always part of that. For couples that wish to adopt a “no kids” policy on their wedding day should simply do so. Not all the guests will be happy, but it is their wedding day. Have an “adult only” event stamp on the invitation or find a good way to let the guests know that kids are not allowed.
Traditional seating plans during the reception can be reason for more distress especially when there are underlying issues that might surface when two relatives sit too closely to each other. So, it helps to get rid of the top or presidential table. By doing so, divorced parents will not really have to deal with their ex’s in one table. Allow guests to sit wherever they want with their closest relatives or friends.
Those are just are just some tips that can help any bride-to-be find their Zen before and during the wedding. Bride-to-be’s that really need to de-stress can also choose to do so during their hen night or hen party. A day at the spa can do wonders. Other hen party activities can also help. In a way, that’s what hen parties are for. A hen party can serve as a much needed break from party planning by having a fun time with their closest friends.