Are you the type of bride or groom that is overthinking your wedding planning decisions? Is your indecisiveness holding you back from making progress on planning your wedding? If you’re reading this & thinking “yes, this is me,” we’re here to share some Rich & Kitch tips for overcoming indecisiveness & advice to improve your wedding planning decision making skills.
Agonizing over your wedding planning decisions is a common wedding planning mistake that can be avoided if you make an effort to work on it! Click here or the image below to download Rich & Kitch’s free helpful checklist for wedding planning decision making!
Now, here are Rich & Kitch’s tips to help get you started. Following this advice will ultimately make wedding planning easier on yourself, too! Cheers to that!
SET DECISION TIME LIMITS
The shorter amount of time you give yourself to make a decision, the easier it will be to make one. While we recommend taking your time making bigger wedding planning decisions (like finding the right wedding dress or choosing the best wedding photographer) it is still important to set a deadline. From our wedding planning experience, the more wedding planning decisions you can make as early as possible, the less stressed you will be leading up to your wedding day, which is the ultimate goal!!
Also, some of your wedding planning decisions can be made more quickly than others, so don’t agonize over them. If you don’t set a deadline to make your decisions, you run the risk of contradicting your thoughts & potentially driving yourself crazy because you become confused about what decision to make. We recommend narrowing down your options for whatever decision needs to be made, come to an agreement on this decision with your partner, then make the decision finalized!
GO WITH YOUR GUT
When you are making wedding planning decisions, it is important to evaluate your options so you have the best information to make the right decisions. However, at the end of the day, you need to make the decision that feels best for you & your partner. For example, you may be receiving a lot of outside opinions from your family or friends. While it can be important to take their thoughts into consideration, make sure that you & your significant other are doing what is best for you, and don’t feel overly pressured to do something because someone close to you said it was the right thing to do. Also, there are many wedding traditions, but if a tradition doesn’t feel right for you & your fiancé, then skip it! When we were planning our wedding, we did not want to do a bouquet or garter toss. While this is a traditional thing to do during your wedding reception, they didn’t feel right/make sense for us to incorporate, so we left them off of our wedding reception timeline.
BE IN A GOOD FRAME OF MIND
Do you ever have times at work where you hit a roadblock, so you take a break, and once you come back to your task, it is a lot easier? Following this same rule for making wedding planning decisions is extremely helpful, too. Sometimes, you need to listen to your body and respect the fact that you need to take a break. If you are ever having trouble thinking clearly, it might be helpful to drink some water and/or grab a healthy snack, too. I know when I am struggling to think clearly, I am usually hungry or thirsty! Being in a positive state of mind is extremely important when making your wedding planning decisions as well. You can read more about improving your mindset in this post!
Lastly, once you finalize your wedding planning decisions, please stop actively searching for inspiration. For example, if you choose the type & color of flowers that you want, there is no need to keep looking for ideas on Pinterest and/or Instagram! While you might stumble upon something else you like, since you already made the decision, please try not to change your mind even if you are tempted to!
If you feel the need to change your mind, it will make everything more stressful on yourself, fiancé, family, friends, and your wedding vendors. In the moment you made the decision, your gut told you it is what you wanted, you & your partner agreed on it, you did a lot of research, and you were in the right frame of mind to finalize your decision. Therefore, you made the best decision you could with the information you had, so feel confident about it! A lot of things you might see after your decision has been made might be cool, but at the end of the day, it might not fit into your budget or wedding theme, or it could be a hot trend that won’t be around long to last anyways, so don’t sweat it!
The next time you need help getting over your indecisiveness & want to stop overthinking your wedding planning decisions, click here or the image below. You will be taken to download Rich & Kitch’s free helpful checklist for wedding planning decision making!
Being indecisive & constantly overthinking the same decisions can really hold you back as you are planning your wedding. By following our Rich & Kitch wedding planning tips, we know you will be set up for success as you plan the wedding of your dreams! Remember to keep the big picture in mind, too. While your wedding is one of the most important days in your life, making decisions about your wedding cake or invitations might seem really big at the time, but the result of your wedding is what truly matters - and that is marrying the one you love most!
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