Top 10 tips for handling wedding planning through the holidays

Whatever holidays you choose to celebrate (Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, etc.), no doubt that December brings a busier than usual schedule, visits with family and friends and a higher than usual level of stress. Holiday weddings are beautiful, just take a look, but they mean that you will be busy through the season. If you aren’t planning a holiday wedding, here are our:


winter wedding photography

Winter Wedding by Timothy Whaley Photography


Top 10 tips for handling wedding planning through the holidays

  1. Share your engagement news in person, if possible.
  2. Don’t be too ambitious, don’t put pressure on yourself to check too many items off of your to do list until the new year.
  3. Embrace the beauty of the season, look for inspiration in the décor that is all over this time of year.
  4. If your bridesmaids have time off around the holidays, this might be a good time to look for their gowns.
  5. Be prepared with a few wedding facts to share with well meaning family and friends who want to hear all about it.
  6. Also, be sensitive to those around you and be sure to show interest in what is happening in their lives as well.
  7. Pay attention to important family traditions, look for ways to incorporate them into your wedding.
  8. Keep your eye on the prize, if you’ve been getting in shape for your big day have a strategy to not overindulge on holiday treats. Eat before you go out, don’t imbibe too much on the empty calories in alcohol but do select a few treats to savor.
  9. Learn this phrase, and use it with well meaning friends and family telling you what you just HAVE to do for your wedding “That’s a great idea, I’ll have to look into it.” This will buy you some time to come up with a good reason you can’t do every idea your great aunt has for your wedding meal, dress, flowers, etc.
  10. Enjoy this time with your family and friends!


Happy Holiday from the Oliveaire team to all of you!

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