The holiday season can be a busy and stressful time of year for many people, but when you're planning a wedding on top of that, it can send you over the edge. Between the holiday to-do list, the shopping list and your wedding to-do list -- you can easily find yourself overwhelmed and frustrated.
Here are a few ways you can manage planning your wedding throughout the holiday season in an effective and efficient manner that will keep you on top of things!
1) Take advantage of holiday sales. If there are items on your wedding shopping list that you've been meaning to buy -- for instance, that perfect pair of shoes or earrings for the Wedding Day, or perhaps your sweethearts suit or the gifts you've planned to give your bridesmaids -- look out for holiday sales on those items. You may find that shopping during the holiday season will save you a considerable amount of money -- so brave those crowds or browse your favorite shopping sites for those money saving deals!
2) Take advantage of family get togethers. When your family and friends gather, don't hesitate to use that time together to ask for help planning out your wedding details or asking for advice on decisions that have you stumped. You may find that your family and friends are eager and happy to help you knock off things on your to-do list. If you want to get your bridal party together, consider throwing a holiday cocktail party just for your bridesmaids -- it can double up as a festive celebration as well as a gathering to handle some of those wedding tasks or projects you've been meaning to get to. Who doesn't love to handle DIY projects over cocktails, appetizers and desserts?!?!
3) Narrow down your registry by adding gifts to your Christmas list. Does your wedding registry seem to be bursting at the seams? Move some of those gift ideas to your Christmas wish list. Start building your life together this holiday season, by asking for practical Christmas gifts that will help you get your new home together as husband and wife started now instead of later.
4) Step away from the wedding planning and take a holiday break. Yes, you read that right. Don't plan a darn wedding-related thing this holiday season and instead enjoy the holidays to the fullest without doing any planning at all. If you've been burning the midnight oil planning your wedding, it's a great time to take a break (that is, if you can afford to take some time away from it all). And keep in mind, that many vendors will also be taking a much needed holiday break, so don't be surprised or upset if your vendors don't respond as quickly. The holidays are a time when lots of businesses slow down and step away in anticipation of the new year.
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About me: I am a former BDW Bride AKA as MarieSam and I was addicted to this forum as I planned my own wedding in 2009. Since 2010, I have been the proud owner of MarieSam Sanchez Photography -- a husband and wife photography team based in Southern California and documenting love all over the world. I am also a mother to two girls, an avid traveler and a destination wedding photographer and writer/blogger.