3 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Bride

Well, we’re officially on day 2 of 2013, and if you’re planning your big day this year, there are definitely a few New Year’s resolutions you (and all other brides-to-be) should make — and keep — this year!

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1. I will still make time for my hubby-to-be.

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, but don’t put too much focus on what color your linens will be and not enough focus on the man you’re actually marrying! Generally speaking, wedding planning isn’t quite as fun to your beau as it is to you, and frankly, he’s probably just looking forward to the big day so the two of you can settle into your life together (without all the vendor meetings and color discussions). This year, be sure to set aside time for romance every week — a time where wedding planning is the one topic that’s off the table and you can focus on why you’re getting married in the first place.

2. I will not sweat the small stuff.

No one likes a bridezilla, and to be honest, there are a million little details in your big day that, even if they’re not up to your standards, will go unnoticed. So don’t stress yourself and everyone else out over the small stuff. Take time to breathe, and remember, your wedding will still be perfect even if every little detail in it isn’t. I can tell you that I hated the fact that I had ivory linens instead of ones that matched my theme more, but when the day came, no one noticed or cared…and I was happy I didn’t waste time stressing about it.

3. I will delegate.

It’s easy to feel like you have to do everything yourself to make sure it gets done right, but it’s important to trust the people you’ve included in your big day to help get things done. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and no woman should have to do it alone. Let your ‘maids, your family and even your hubby-to-be contribute to the planning and all the projects! Not only will it help get things off your plate, it’ll also make your family and friends more involved in making your big day a reality.

So…what’s your New Year’s resolution?

About Nicole Denton

With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and former editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.

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