1. GET IN TUNE
Get in sync with your true self. To many brides fall into this "copycat" mentality and end up with a wedding mess. Be true to your own unique style for your day. Get a pen and piece of paper and write down a few key themes, ideas, images that you like in bridal magazines. The last thing you need is letting your wedding day not reflect your true style or personality.
2. GO WITH THE FLOW
You spend your whole life dreaming about this one special day. For most brides they stress over the smallest things going wrong, you can't let yourself fall into that. Take the time to plan your day and let go of the rest! The more you stress the more you will feel anxiety and not enjoy all the things that truly matter about the day.
3. HOW MUCH TO SPEND?
The wedding business has become a competitive market of vendors and service providers. Sometimes your dream can come with a hefty cost. Its hard when you are constantly seeing reality T.V. shows that have ice sculptures, champagne bars, and chocolate fountains. The truth is your wedding is just the beginning of your life together, the money spent on that day should reflect what is most important for you. Write down your top 10 splurges your willing to bust your budget on. It could be photography, your dress, the food, your hair, the venue. For everyone it's going to be different so choose what is most important to YOU!
4. DISCONNECTED BRIDE
Brides have a tendency to forget about the world around them when they are planning their wedding. Make some time to check-in. Don't get so wrapped up in planning the day that you forget about your life around you. Enjoy your engagement!
5. REST & RELAXATION
Those long nights Googling decorations, dresses, venues, can take a toll on you. Enjoy your day by drinking lots of water, eat vitamins, pray, and keep good company.
6. YOU MARRY THE MAN, YOU MARRY THE FAMILY!
Nobody's family is perfect, neither is yours. When you indulge in constant bashing of your new family to your old one, you risk ruining the perceptions and interactions with everyone else. Your marriage is an immersion of the two family's coming together. The transition might not be perfect but you don't need to make it rocky. channel your energy, soon you will be standing together joining these two family's as one.
7. YOUR BRIDAL PARTY
Try not to stress about the bridesmaid that just chopped off all her hair. Instead focus on choosing garments and hairstyles that feature each member of your bridal party. Your stylist should be able to compliment each one of your bridal party members.
8. CHOOSING A SALON
VIsit different salons to see the space that best describes you. Check out a few places that have good reviews. See the space and how the stylists interact with you. You want your hairstylist to care just as much as you do about making your day a success. See if they are engaged on helping you plan out your hair and makeup. Are they asking questions about things that don't even relate to your hair? They should be asking questions about your venue, dress, colors, theme, the whole scope of your day is important to help them give you the best style for your wedding. Are they excited to be working with you? Bring in pictures, ask lots of questions.