The road to your wedding will be paved with stop signs and detours, maybe even a few potholes, these roadblocks are better known as: the details of wedding planning.
Every aspect of your wedding planning process will be laden with details and decisions, how deep you delve into each of those aspects will be entirely up to you and your partner.
Many details will make or break your wedding planning process (NOT your wedding day), some will be worth your time and others are not, recognizing the difference early on will help to alleviate stress further down the road
I once listened to a podcast in which a former bride described how she agonized over her DIY wedding programs. The bride left her wedding programs until the eleventh hour thinking she had plenty of time to complete them despite having traveled a short distance for her wedding. The bride’s laptop died and her software crashed, she was up odd hours on the night before her wedding, cramming to complete the programs in vain. In the end (take a guess) the programs didn’t make a bit of difference on her wedding day and she was able to laugh off the entire fiasco. She had allowed herself to become stressed and all consumed over a detail that could have easily been skipped all together.
Can you think back to a memorable wedding that you attended? WHAT in particular, made that wedding stand out to you? Was it the fun that the couple exuded in their reception? Personalized vows that were exchanged during the ceremony? The perfect medley of heart warming songs followed by hours of dancing? WHY were those details so important to you, as a guest? Was it because those details were also personal to you in some way or was it that the couple really opened up their relationship for all to celebrate in on that day?
The note worthy details, are the ones worth your time and effort
If you’ve never saved a wedding program or favor from another couples wedding, you can guess what will probably become of yours. It’s not to say that you should dis-include those details on your wedding day but they shouldn’t be the items that receive the bulk of your precious time as the clock ticks closer to the big day.