Our Top Resolutions For The Newly Engaged.
The New Year brings a feeling of fresh starts and new beginnings. And for you newly engaged, January is the most popular month to begin wedding plans. If 2015 has you saying “I do” you might consider some of these resolutions.
Here’s to becoming a better version of you!!
RESOLUTION 1: SHAPE UP
Kick off the year with a new workout regiment and be sure you reach your goal—whether it’s to drop a dress size, get a toned body or both! Walking down the aisle will feel so much better if you’re fit and trim.
RESOLUTION 2: GET CREATIVE
DIY elements are a fun way to make your wedding more personal. Try something simple: table numbers, favors, and ceremony programs are a good place to start!
RESOLUTION 3: ADD BALANCE TO YOUR LIFE
Make 2015 a balanced year by spending equal amounts of time on work, wedding planning, and some downtime too. A day at the spa is a wonderful way of making sure that you get time for yourself (a rare luxury, we know).
RESOLUTION 4: ENJOY THE JOURNEY
The period of your engagement is an exciting time in your life. Banish the negative and work towards staying calm and stressfree by enjoying each other. Take a few moments in each day and spend it with your soon to be spouse without talking or doing wedding related items.
RESOLUTION 5: SET A BUDGET
Financial conversations can be difficult, but is very necessary. It's not only important, but should be one of the first steps in the planning process. It will save you a lot of heartache in the end. Once you have set a budget, stick to it the best you can!
RESOLUTION 6: DON’T USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS YOUR JOURNAL
Yes, planning your wedding is exciting, but it doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone every detail. If you want to share your wedding details, you should start a blog instead, and those wish can keep themselves up-to-date on your wedding plans. No need to broadcast your reception woes to the world on Facebook or Twitter.
RESOLUTION 7: CELEBRATE YOUR FRIENDSHIPS
You'll be asking friends and family to spend time and money to be a part of your wedding. Reciprocate by making the time to be with them and showing how much they mean to you. Send an email to an out-of-town friend, pick up a small trinket for someone you frequently see, or just spend a lunch date listening to friends—rather than rambling on about wedding plans.
RESOLUTION 8: STAY POSITIVE
Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in the little details. Will it rain? Will there be enough vegetarian canapés to go around? What if there isn’t enough wine? You need to not be pessimistic or think of the worst outcome, just try to look at the bright side of life. It will be the happiest day of your life, even if it rains, and you have to go with plan B. Some things are out of your control, and you just have to accept that.
RESOLUTION 9: EAT WELL
Today’s world has us so busy we don't have time to think about eating properly. Set aside a little time to plan in advance. This resolution may lead to a healthier bride and may do more for you than any other fitness type goal.
The best to you on your engagement! Stay tuned for more inspiration and advice throughout the year—and we wish you lots of happiness in the process!
By Patricia Canole