5 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Bride
For many, a new year signifies a new beginning and a fresh start, which means it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions. We’ve compiled a list of five popular resolutions made every year and gave them a bridal twist. Which ones are on your list?
- Get in Shape…for the Big Day
Losing weight, working out more, getting fit — this resolution makes everyone’s list each year, but it’s also one of the hardest to stick with over time. But with a wedding right around the corner, it may be easier for brides to stick with a new fitness regime in the new year. With a sensible diet and a regular workout routine, you’ll have your body in wedding-dress shape just in time for your big walk down the aisle. To keep yourself motivated, get together with others who have made it their goal for the year. Look at the bright side — at least you don’t have to do it alone.
- Get Organized…with a Wedding To-Do List
There’s a laundry list of things involved in putting together a wedding, so it’s important to make sure you’ve got your act together. Create a master list of things to do, take a step back and figure out when they need to be done and which ones you can delegate to others. This will help you manage your time and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Once you start crossing things off that list, you’ll feel a whole lot better about everything.
- Reduce Stress & Have More Fun…by Keeping Bridezilla Away
Yes, you want your big day to be perfect, but is it really worth it if it comes at the cost of your sanity and everyone else’s? What’s the point of having a perfect day if you can’t fully enjoy it because you’re too busy worrying and ordering people around? With that said, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos, which is why it’s important for you to take a timeout. Schedule a romantic weekend getaway with your guy or grab the girls for a spa day. Need some time to yourself? Shut off the phone and do something you love, whether it’s watching your favorite movie or sitting down with a good book. If you find it hard to reign in your control-freak tendencies, assign someone the task of giving you a loving nudge when you start to go over the edge — just make sure she’s a tough cookie.
- I will trust my vendors.
Before you start micromanaging every decision your wedding planner makes, remember one thing: You’re paying them for a reason. Consider their experience and expertise an opportunity for you to relax. They want you to love the result (after all, your recommendation hinges on it) so they’re going to strive to please. Think of it this way: Wouldn’t you rather help someone who trusts your abilities rather than second-guesses everything you do? There’s no harm in giving a good amount of direction at the outset, but asking for daily progress reports is too excessive.
- I will actually eat dinner (and cake!) at my reception.
Make sure you take time with your new spouse to really enjoy the party you worked so hard to plan. If you spend your whole wedding day directing the photographer and making sure the wedding party makes their entrance on cue, you’ll be missing out on a lot of amazing memories.
Rania Anklis- certified Dubai wedding planner – The Day Events. Dubai weddings