The new year is just around the corner, and for many, a wedding day is quickly approaching. If you are getting married next year, then it is likely you have a long list of items on your To-Do List, and (perhaps) are already stressed out a bit regarding how to get everything done. If this is sounding familiar, then now is the time to make some wedding-related New Year’s resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions for many people are about losing weight, being more active, budgets or family. But as a bride-to-be, you may find it helpful to create some resolutions that are based on your wedding day. This way, you can minimize stress and have some guidelines to lean on in those moments when life seems to be out of control.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Bride to Be

Start Creating the Guest List Now

For many brides and grooms crafting the wedding guest list is stressful, and something they will put off until the last possible moment. Make a New Year’s resolution to get the list made soon. In fact, set a date to have the list done, so you can focus on other factors.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help

Planning a wedding takes a lot of work. There are phone calls to make, parties to plan, vendors to meet with, venues to visit, and the list goes on. But, just because you are the bride it doesn’t mean you have to do all of this singlehandedly. That’s where having wedding attendants, family, and friends to help is important. Resolve to delegate tasks.

Avoid Wedding Debt

Create a wedding budget- if you don’t already have one- then resolve to stick to it. You don’t want to start your marriage in debt, still paying for a wedding. Make a list of wedding Must Haves, and stay on track. Then, if there is some extra money after the Must-Have items are paid for, you can then add some of the extras.

Stand Up for Yourself

Don’t let others take over your wedding and make it about what they want or think would be perfect. Yes, enlist the help of your bridesmaids and family, but be sure they understand that you and the groom’s decisions are the final say.

 To Spend Time with your Fiancé without Wedding Planning being the Focus

Be intentional in when you work on wedding plans. Yes, planning the wedding takes time, but it doesn’t have to be how you spend every second of your time together. Consider committing to only working on wedding stuff one night a week and only for a set amount of time. This way, you can focus on each other and the fun of being engaged the other time you are together.

While these suggested New Year’s resolutions won’t make the time go faster (or slower), and perhaps can’t make family or friends stop interfering, they can help you set some boundaries. So, what tips or New Year’s Resolutions will you use? Still need some help with the wedding details? No problem! The Gala Event Facility’s event coordinators are here to help. Give us a call today.