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How to make the most of wedding planning over Christmas…

Written By Ellie at The Wedding Enthusiast

How to make the most of wedding planning over Christmas…

If you get a Christmas break, it’s a rare chunk of time off that you’re almost legally required to spend majoritively on the sofa in your pyjamas. This means it can seem like an amazing time to get a whole host of wedding planning done without any interruptions, pesky distractions or time constraints. However, it’s worth considering taking a break from the wedding things over the festive season, so here’s how to make the most of wedding planning over Christmas by doing the least.

Spend time with your friends and family…

First and foremost, spend the festive season focusing on friends and family. If they’re invited to the wedding, it’s probably (and should be) because you love their company, so why deprive yourself of that very thing? Whether it’s your family, work friends, or the pals you made on the first day of school, the Christmas holidays is a great time to spend actual time with them. Go to the pub, watch Christmas films on the sofa, or go for a nice country walk without the need to get back to discuss stationery urgently  – time spent doing stuff you love with the people you love will subconsciously get those juices flowing for the wedding anyway. 

But take their opinions with a pinch of salt…

They do it because they love you, but 8 aunts of the ’84 Meringue Era telling you exactly how long your train must be whilst asking you to pass the gravy can be a bit much. It’s likely that you’ll be asked lots of questions over the festive period by relatives you don’t see so often and people you’re catching up with, so work out what you’re willing to tell them. Be friendly, but firm – tell them as much or as little as you like, and don’t be afraid to nicely tell them when their suggestions or comments are going too far. They’re only doing it because they’re excited and want the best for you, but that doesn’t mean you need to hear it again and again! This is really key with alternative weddings, where there’s more likely to be creative elements they won’t understand until they’re literally at the wedding and can see how bloody brilliant they are and how well they work.

Eat well…

After friends and fam, the third F to complete the Christmas holy trilogy is food. Instead of shredding for the wedding or any strict bridal diets, eat all the delicious food you want and focus on feeling nourished and well. Wedding planning can be ridiculously exciting, it can be incredibly stressful, and more often than not it’s a bit of both so make sure you’re giving yourself a strong and healthy foundation to do your best work from. And let’s face it: weddings are excellent and all that, but nothing is worth not eating mince pies for, is it?

Get back on it in the New Year…

Wedding suppliers tend not to take summer holidays (a busy summer is an occupational hazard) so they take a well-deserved break later on in the year. Even if you have a couple of weeks off over the festive period to get emails fired off left right and centre and get stuff booked in, suppliers may not be on their emails to  reply anyway. Instead, channel that energy into compiling a plan of action in the New Year where you can clearly set out tasks and timelines. Especially if you’re going into the year you’re getting married, you’ll feel renewed vigour and excitement for wedding things – I promise you!

For more wedding planning tips, head here – and if you fancy finding the suppliers to make your wedding dreams come true, check here.

 

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