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Holiday Wedding Planning: Tips to Make Your Big Day Come Together and Stress Less

December 8, 2021

Saying I do during the holidays can truly be magical. There is something special about getting married during this season. However, planning a holiday wedding can be challenging when trying to balance it all with your annual family traditions and celebrations. It takes some extra planning and careful considerations. Read on to discover how to help your big day come together and stress less.

Get Your Wish List in Order

Having your wish list for your wedding laid out can help to keep things organized and on track. Putting together your list of wants is easier when you keep your budget and central theme top of mind. When making your registry it’s important to consider some big picture things first such as the mood you want to set, the number of guests, and desired venue. You can then expand this and think about things like a photographer, DJ, or a band, and small details like decorations. Once you have written down what your must-haves are, you can then evaluate where you may have wiggle room in your budget for something special and unique like an ice sculpture or splurge on a trendy winter gown. Having your wishlist on hand can make it easy for you to discuss it with and hand it off to your wedding coordinator to take care of.

Give the Venue Special Consideration and Keep Logistics in Mind 

The venue for a holiday wedding is something to pay extra attention to. The venue sets the mood for your entire wedding day, and there is some special consideration during this time of year. Depending on where you would like to hold the wedding, you may want to consider a place that will be convenient for your friends and family to attend. With holiday travel schedules and with everyone on our lists to visit, having your wedding at a venue that works well for most, will ensure your guests can look forward to your day and all parties can stress less.

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Leave It To The Wedding Planner

Having your day come together all while taking care of holiday festivities can become overwhelming if you are not careful. You are only one person, and you don’t want to put too much pressure on yourself. Rather, enlist the help of a professional wedding planner for making your big day come together. Most likely your venue has a team of professionals that can help you. You should work with a professional you feel comfortable with, can trust, and has experience under their belt. You can even work with one that has planned holiday weddings in the past. Having that trusted partner can really give you the confidence you need to relax and know that all the details of your big day are going to be taken care of. You can share a list of your priorities with your wedding planner, and talk about your overall vision. Your planner can then take the stress and responsibilities of picking your menu, vendors, decorations, and small details off your plate. This way you can focus on celebrating the holidays and your upcoming special day.

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Take Time for Yourself 

Anticipating and planning your wedding brings excitement but also nerves, especially during this time of year. It can feel like you need to wear many hats, and the to-do list can seem to grow endlessly. You want to avoid running around and doing too much at once. It is important to make time for yourself and relax. Making time for self-care can help you to feel rejuvenated and help you to look your best for your wedding day. Consider doing some yoga, getting a manicure or massage, having a spa day with your bridesmaids, or taking time to focus on your beauty regimen to unwind. Your beauty routine can help you not only to relax but help you glow down the aisle. Try revamping your skin-care routine, for instance. If you are finding the weather leaving your skin dry, or if you feel stressed from any unwanted skin problems popping up like blemishes, you could try using a custom acne treatment to help clear up your skin. Whatever you work into your self-care routine, remember to prioritize your health and wellness.

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Communicate Regularly with Your Family

Communication is key. Make sure you talk to your family about your feelings and expectations so that they can better help and support you. Your family may have their own ideas in mind for the holidays when it comes to celebrating. You’ll want to ensure your family knows what you are up for, can fit in, or have time to commit to. It’s also important you know your guests’ plans as well. They will also need to balance their festivities along with your wedding.

Tis the season of holiday cheer and starting your forever. With the proper planning, you can soar through the special time of year and have the holiday wedding of your dream come together. Surround yourself with the ones you love, and lean on them for support. Remember planning your holiday wedding is all about balance, so don’t try to take on too much.