Hello all. I feel that summer break flew by so quickly. We have a couple of weeks until fall semester starts. Can you believe it? I hope you all are getting some relaxation time to help you get ready to start another wonderful academic year. I have had a busy summer due to my two summer courses and wedding/honeymoon planning. In addition, in a couple of days, I will be marrying my better half. (Finally!) It has been a long and stressful process, but it will be all worth it once it is done 🙂 If I learned anything from this summer it would be to stay calm and collected, organized, and of course be thankful for my supportive family and friends during this stressful yet eventful summer.
For those planning a wedding or any event, I thought I would list several tips to help you avoid the last minute stress.
- Create a budget – This was a hard process for us, but we eventually agreed on a number. For any event you are planning, this is an essential first step to give you an idea of your set limit when you go shopping for supplies or looking for a vendor.
- Create a timeline – This was a critical step for me to stay ahead. Knowing when anything is due (this goes the same in school) could help you avoid stress and stay on top of your responsibilities.
- Create a plan – My soon-to-be husband and I knew our strengths in event planning so we divided the responsibilities according to that. Having a partner or a group of people helping you with event planning is important so you can designate the responsibilities. This could help you not to be as stressed as when you do everything on your own.
Although there may be more steps that you can add to my list above, I highly believe in focusing on these three tips especially when you are getting started with the planning process. Speaking of planning process, guess what! We are going to Europe for our honeymoon! Yay! I am super excited because I have wanted to do this for a long time. If any of you have been to Europe and have any tips, please let me know by commenting on this blog. I would greatly appreciate any suggestion you may have to make our time there worth it. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. See you all around!