Dear beautiful bride,
If I was a betting girl, my money would be on that the thought “why didn’t I elope” has crossed your mind more than once in the last few months.
You’re tired of making decisions and trying to make everyone happy, and you just want to be married, dangit. Families get crazy and people get demanding and before you know it you’re not even sure whose wedding this is? I hear you, sister. These last few weeks / months are tough. The big stuff is done, but there are a million and two little things demanding your attention, keeping you up at night, making you crazy.
I’m not even going to launch into a schpeal about how you could have hired a wedding planner. I’m just here to tell you to hold on. Just a little while longer. Take the next few weeks for what they are – the home stretch. This is a good time to practice your breathing for the big day. Take up yoga. Buy yourself a new journal and practice your new signature. Whatever you need to do to find some peace in the chaos and quiet your mind enough to allow yourself to focus on the priority – that in just a short amount of time, you get to have the same last name as the man who makes it all okay. Start telling people no. You heard me – no. Or if you feel like it, no thank you. Turn your phone off every now and then and think about anything but the wedding. Email me – I have about a million and one “get through the home stretch” techniques!
Let the flower arrangements and your crazy aunt fade into the background, and focus your mind on what the day is actually about. Seeing him for the first time in your beautiful dress and the look that comes across his face. Standing in front of your loved ones (no matter how nuts they’ve made you over the last few months) and declaring your love and devotion to Mr. Right for the rest of your life. Partying the night away with all your favorite people, celebrating your new life together. Meep, right!? You’re almost there, girl. And once it’s over, I can promise you’ll look back and be thankful you didn’t spend the last few days making yourself a crazy person over tiny details that no one (and especially not you) ever noticed.
Your day is going to be perfect, even if the table cloths aren’t the right color. Breathe. Enjoy it.
A wedding planner