Wedding Wednesday: Enjoying Engagement

Did you once have a boyfriend/girlfriend who you loved madly and now find yourself engaged to a crazy person?   Or, gulp, perhaps you're the crazy one?

Do you now find yourself fighting over guest lists, vacuums and DJs? (I can relate. Jason and I once had a fight in a Macys over whether or not the bowls in the dish set I wanted were big enough for the amount of cereal he likes to consume.) 

So often couples get stuck in planning mode and forget to enjoy life and being engaged. If you just got engaged over the holidays and are planning a summer wedding, things can get hectic fast. 

So, this is just a reminder to stop, breathe and take a moment to remember the reason you're doing all of this in the first place.

Oh ya, it's because you love someone and want to spend the rest of your life with them!

Here are a few ideas of how to get past the wedding crazies:

-Go out on a date where the w-word isn't allowed. 

-Work on making wedding planning fun. Set aside time during the week to sit down with a glass of wine and discuss planning in a stress free environment and limit wedding conversation outside of that planning time. 

-Put energy into relationship building and non-wedding related things. 

-Surprise the one you love with a date planed entirely by you.

-Recreate your first date.

-Stay in, cuddle, watch your favorite movie and forget about the rest of the world.

-Take a weekend away.

-Focus on the fact that the point of a wedding isn't the fancy flowers, expensive dress, amazing food or location. It's about getting married and celebrating that day with your friends and family.

For a great start, do something special for Valentines Day tomorrow! 

Have you found a way to beat the stress of wedding planning? Please share in the comments below. 

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