We're almost two weeks into 2015 and we're so busy with new inquiries! It's an exciting time, for sure. In the wedding biz, it's not uncommon to refer to the holiday season as “ring season.” In fact, according to the Knot, 16% of all engagements occur during the month of December making it the most popular time to get engaged.
And with every new year comes a healthy dose of good intentions in the form of new year's resolutions. As a recent bride, I've been thinking about the top five New Year's resolutions for newly minted brides-to-be…
1. Focus on wellness; not just “shedding for the wedding.”
Being engaged feels like a whirlwind one minute and then time is moving at a glacial pace the next. Be well. Exercise as a couple–make healthy meals a priority. Make time for yourself and your significant other, even when life gets crazy.
2. Be mindful of others.
While it is of the utmost importance to have a wedding that reflects you and your partner, be cognizant that your wedding isn't the ONLY thing happening at this moment in time. Your family and friends all lead their own lives and have lots going on, too. If a friend or bridesmaid can't make a wedding event (or can't afford to) don't freak out.
3. Thou shalt not compare.
As the famous quote goes, “comparison is the thief of joy.” Your mid-late 20s and early 30s are all about weddings; get inspired by others, borrow ideas, but don't get jealous or think your wedding won't be as good as someone else's. Stay cool, calm and collected.
4. No second guessing.
Trust your gut; this is especially true when wedding dress shopping. Like everything in life, there are a gazillion options and, odds are, more than one dress will look fabulous on you. Weigh the facts and make the best decision–and then it's done and you can check it off the list.
5. Book early.
Have your heart set on a particular vendor or location? Lock it down. Now. There are rare occasions when a spot opens up, but it's always recommended to book early. This also helps keep your stress level down.
Lastly, and this isn't a resolution as much as it is a mantra, but never forget the most important thing; you're getting married to your best friend. And, at the end of the day, that's really all that matters. Everything else is just a bonus.
Do you have any bridal resolutions that you stuck to? Let me know in the comments!