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:
Top 10 tips for handling wedding planning through the holidays
- Share your engagement news in person, if possible.
- 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.
- Embrace the beauty of the season, look for inspiration in the décor that is all over this time of year.
- If your bridesmaids have time off around the holidays, this might be a good time to look for their gowns.
- Be prepared with a few wedding facts to share with well meaning family and friends who want to hear all about it.
- Also, be sensitive to those around you and be sure to show interest in what is happening in their lives as well.
- Pay attention to important family traditions, look for ways to incorporate them into your wedding.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enjoy this time with your family and friends!
Happy Holiday from the Oliveaire team to all of you!