Give yourself a break, ladies! Wedding planning can be rough, and the more you stress, the rougher it can get. And the rougher “it” gets, the rougher you’ll get… and I can’t be having any of my bridal beauty queens looking or feeling anything but FAB(to the)ULOUS on their wedding day!!
So, here are 7 Tips & Tricks (you might not have thought of) to make your planning all the easier on you!
1 | Create a new email account specifically for wedding planning. If you’re anything like me, you probably already have more than one email address. One for work. One for play. One for Junk, and one for “I’m not sure what I was thinking and / or am embarrassed that I bought from there” emails. Yep, guilty :) So, by creating a fresh new account, you’ll keep everything in one place and – more importantly – away from any other distraction!
2 | Use a personalized return address stamp. And save LOADS of time on addressing all the invites and thank you cards you’ll need to send. Trust(&)Believe, when I say this is a HUGE time saver! Plus, with all the designs out there to choose from, it’ll even add cool, custom look to whatever you’re mailing. Win / Win!
3 | Number your RSVP Cards. That way, each number will correspond to a particular invite, and you’ll easily be able to decipher illegible names or who has yet to get back to you at all. In a perfect, this wouldn’t be needed, but let’s be real, we all people who will drop the ball - mayhaps even some of us have been guilty a time or two :) – and this just makes it easy.
4 | Break in your bridal shoes. I’d like to think this one goes without saying, but as every bride might not be the I-have-two-closets-one-for-my-clothes-and-one-for-my-shoes type, it’s vital to stress just how IMPORTANT it is for your shoes to be properly broken in. Wear them while doing laundry or watching a movie. Put them on while vacuuming or simply lounging around… just make sure to put them on and break them in!
5 | Create a list contacts for vendors to call on your wedding day. Let’s be real, you need to be worried about gettin’ your hur and makeup did and lookin’ Beyonce level *F*L*A*W*L*E*S*S* No need for you to deal with last minute questions; so, create a list of people you trust to handle certain situations, and let them handle it. Even if they have to come to you for verification, at least you’ll remain hands-free :)
6 | Use Postcards for Thank You’s. And cut out the middle man of the envelop altogether. No more sticky sealing or additional postage; just a crisp, clean alternative to a newlywed’s must do list. Use a picture from your wedding to create something even more sentimental… not to mention adorably distracting! People are less likely to notice if you got writer’s cramp at 2am and had to write a little less ;)