I had a terrible dream last night. In this dream my venue had double booked my wedding date so I had to have a double wedding with a stranger. Then, my photographer didn’t show up until after the ceremony and I didn’t even notice because the other bride’s photographer was taking so many pictures that my eyes started to hurt! Next, I fell asleep at the reception and my dad somehow offended my husband simply by saying he was left-handed (which he is not in reality).
So … that was my dream. I attribute this dream to the past weekend when I stuffed, sealed, and stamped all of my invitations; made all of the thank you cards and started thinking of gift baskets for the individuals who are going to be staying at the hotel … all while watching a wedding weekend marathon.
After doing this, I realized that we are less than 100 days away from saying “I do”. Then I realized that if I don’t take a break now … I’m going to OD on wedding planning. I know this blog is for those who are looking for wedding advice, but what about those who just want a peaceful day off without thinking about what is left on that growing to do list?
Here are some things you can do to help maintain your sanity:
1. Go see an action movie!! No romantic comedies here please!! This is a sure fire way for you to stop thinking and just watch.
2. Avoid shopping malls!! I find that when I am at a shopping mall, I want to shop for the wedding so this is not a distraction.
3. Go to the spa! Bring a novel or a magazine (not the wedding kind). Get yourself a manicure, pedicure – anything! I’m simply going to get my eyebrows waxed … just being in the spa atmosphere relaxes me!
4. Go for a walk/jog/run/swim – Weather permitting of course… go outside and do something active! A change of scenery always gets my mind off of things!
When you are ready to come back to everything, you will have a fresh set of eyes and you’ll be able to tackle whatever you have left on your list; whether it is a bunch of things or just a few!
For me, I am delivering bridesmaid dresses this week and with visiting family who want to hear all about the upcoming nuptials, today I plan to make it a no wedding talk day (with the exception of the blog of course).