We’ve all done it, right? We know we have something coming up that takes some preparation and have just put it off because the concoction of laziness mixed with the belief that we work better under pressure has gotten the best of us. I think it is very common to put something off… I mean, why do I have to do it right now? You don’t have to do it ALL right now… Just do some of it.
The other day I wrote a quick blog about bridezillas.. The moral of the story is that stress overwhelms certain brides and it turns them in to fire breathing wedding dragons. The blog was about 5 ways not to be a bridezilla and when I am looking back at writing it I thought of procrastination and how it can be the bane of your existence when it comes to wedding planning.
You have a lot of planning to do… I’ll be the first to break it to you. Have you convinced yourself that your fiancé will be there to help you along the way? He may… I don’t know him.. Who am I to say? I can say from experience, having only been married 3 years, that my wife did most of the planning. I helped where I could… but it’s about the bride and what she wants… every guy knows this! So stop kidding yourself… let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of this blog.
Procrastination creates undue stress. You have a ton of planning that needed to start last week. Procrastination comes in all forms: You can procrastinate on paying your vendors. You can procrastinate on filling out planning forms and giving vendors vital information they need to make sure your day goes off without a hitch. You can procrastinate on finding a venue, entertainment, your dress, hotel rooms, flowers, the cake, the church, a wedding officiant, a chair rental company, and the list goes on!
I am stressed just reading it.
It’s not like your wedding snuck up on you and yelled “SURPRISE!” You know when it’s coming and there are thousands of resources online that can help you check things off your list. It is never too early for a reputable disc jockey or band and venues often have a time limit, say one year, that you can book out… but that’s still plenty of time!
If you’re getting married a year or more from now… get your venue, caterer, and wedding disc jockey. After this focus on a photographer and videographer… after that it’s a total cake walk! The finer details that if you spend a few hours a week on you will get it done well in advance.
Don’t be a procrastinator… it creates stress on both sides. Your vendors are trying very hard to make you happy but you’re not responding to emails or phone calls because “why now?”. There is no better time than the present! So let’s get this party started.