There's no doubt you're ecstatic about being a bride-to-be and planning a wedding. It's a major life event, after all. But because it's such a huge event (even if it's a more intimate wedding you're going for), all the planning can get a bit overwhelming. There are timelines to keep, budgets to balance, people to communicate with - never mind your work and personal life.
Take a deep breath, darling! Before you dive head first into your to-do lists, read these tips on how to keep the balance (and your sanity) between wedding activities and your personal life.
Use a daily planner, desk calendar, sticky notes, Google Docs, or whatever works best for you. Getting everything down on paper (or screen) will free up space in your mind so you're not constantly worrying about what you need to do and when.
Schedule "Me Time"
Wedding planning will take up a chunk of your time, but don't let it take up all of it. If you have routines, stick to them. Continue your weekly gym visit/yoga class/coffee date with your sister/etc. And during these activities, try not to think about wedding planning. Let your mind focus on the present and enjoy the moment.
Don't Overbook Yourself
If there are wedding tasks you absolutely do not have time or energy for, don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what your bridal party is for, after all. Reach out and let them know you would appreciate their help getting such and such item checked off the to-do list. Chances are, they'll be more than happy to fulfill their bridesmaids duties.
Check in with Your Fiance
In the hustle of wedding planning and daily life, the needs of your Number One might slip right past you. Don't forget to check in with your fiance, find out where he's at, if he has any thoughts or suggestions, and if he needs help with his own planning/life balance. Have a casual date night and talk about wedding planning...or don't! Whatever feels good and needed for the both of you. It's important to remain open and communicate during this meaningful time in your lives.