I’m not a professional wedding planner. Or a psychiatrist. Or a psychic. But I do see a lot of weddings. And I AM a woman & former bride. I know I made a lot of mistakes while in the process of my own wedding planning. Thankfully, everything came together fine and there were no small fires to put out. One of the questions I occasionally get from my brides is how to stay sane during the dreaded “wedding week”. I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy and it’s often super overwhelming. There’s no right or wrong way to cope with the stress but you do get through it and at the end of the day, a wedding is about your relationship. It wasn’t until I sat down for brunch with one of my brides earlier this week though, who, feeling a little overwhelmed, said now I know why people take honeymoons! And it hit me. A sure fire way to get over the wedding week stress. So, I figured I’d share it with all of you. It’s not breaking news, and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. But sometimes, it’s often overlooked…
TAKE A HONEYMOON! Yes, I wrote that in all caps on purpose. I truly can’t stress this enough. After months of planning a wedding, dodging questions, fielding phone calls, spending money, dieting, sacrificing, etc., YOU DESERVE to treat yourselves to a little getaway. I don’t even know the history behind honeymoons but as far as I’m concerned, it’s to recover from planning one of the biggest celebrations of your life. And if you don’t have the budget to go across the world to sleep in a hut that sits above water, that’s okay too. Booking a few nights away somewhere local works, too. The location isn’t the point, the relaxation and alone time (and eating and drinking and kissing and napping) with your new spouse is what’s important. YOU’RE WELCOME!
And beyond that, celebrate your marriage. Often. Steven and I go a little overboard when celebrating our relationship milestones. Here are a few snaps from our recent trip. Have a happy summer weekend!
ALLELUIAH! I can’t wait to go on our honeymoon. Wedding invitations are stressing me out! I just wanna be on a cruise in the carribean now 🙂
You are right – a honeymoon is usually overlooked. I would also add to learn from my (pleasant) mistake and going to somewhere relaxing. There’s a reason why couples go to beaches.