In all the hustle-bustle of planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the details:
Not only are there many things to do and organize … and sometimes DIY, it’s not uncommon for there to be a challenge or two to tackle. The venue is double-booked? Now what?
It’s no wonder couples can get a bit stressed or overwhelmed, and can wind up putting the To Do list before the fun stuff. Well, it’s time to bring back the fun stuff. After all, five years from now no one will care whether the centrepieces or wedding favours were perfect. But if you’re relaxed, happy and content as a couple, that joy will be felt by everybody on your big day.
So you owe it to yourselves and to your soon-to-be guests to take romantic time out to have some fun and to enjoy each other’s company.
As R Legault tells us in Wedding Stress – Tips for dealing with the joys and challenges leading to the big day, ” Take time for yourselves Don’t ever forget the reasons why you and your spouse are doing this — for love and for devotion and commitment. Many couples lose focus of this as they follow through with their wedding planning details. Remember that no wedding is ‘perfect’. Keeping the love and excitement right through the wedding is also very important.
“Plan a surprise, one-night ‘date’ and promise yourselves to not talk about the wedding whatsoever during that time. Pretend as if you are back to the stage of dating, and keep it fun, mysterious and romantic. Break your date up into two parts — one where only ‘body language’ is allowed, and one where talking and socializing about anything other than ‘weddings’ is emphasized. Stay away from busy places.”