We’ve been around the proverbial block and planned more than a few weddings in our time. But to be clear, that’s not the primary experience we drew from when we created this guide to wedding wellness.
We drew from real-life experience planning our own wedding.
Although this guide will provide you with instruction-manual-grade information, it’s much more than that. It’s a labor of love full of practical advice, takeaways, and anecdotes you can actually use!
Peace, love, and wedding planning wellness.
Meredith and Andrew
The topic of “wedding wellness” resonates with us, particularly after our own encounter with the circus that is getting married.
Read most wedding blogs, magazines, or attend a bridal show and you’ll notice a hyper-driven sense of positivity. The period between your engagement and wedding day will be the happiest time EVER!!
And at times, it certainly will be.
But as we planned our wedding, we noticed that an overwhelming amount of energy is directed at
taking a bunch of money from the bride and groom.
All that directed energy results in plenty of undue stress, and leads to the glaringly obvious conclusion that it’s not all kittens and rainbows in the fairytale land of happily-ever-afters.
Take heart- that’s why we’re here.
We have some great info about the nuts and bolts of planning a wedding, as well as some gorgeous inspo.
BUT, most importantly, we’d like to show you some ways to remove a bit of the stress and put some magic back on the road to marital bliss, too!
Kittens and rainbows? No. Laughter and joy and champagne? Yes!
Wedding Wellness Guarantee Disclaimer:
We wish there was such a thing, but there are no guarantees in life. About anything. Especially where humans are involved.
Besides, each experience is unique- all you can do is gather the right information and tools to help overcome potential roadblocks thrown up by family, friends, yourself, and anyone else you need to interact with. That’s where we come in.
Our aim is to provide you with information about the usual operational suspects like choosing venues and vendors, sending out invitations, picking out dresses, etc.
But our main purpose is to give you a heads up about where some key ignition points of personal stress can creep in during the wedding planning process, and show you how to mitigate that as effectively as possible.
We also provide some content about managing the process in terms of its impact on your relationships, too. After all, life does go on past your wedding day, and you don’t want to be stuck with a massive emotional/financial hangover to sort out after the wedding’s over.
How you proceed is up to you. Whether you read chapter to chapter or pick and choose specific topics of interest, we’ve arranged it all keeping in mind that individual needs vary.
In each chapter, you can expect to get our two cents, but you’ll also find advice from all kinds of experts- from money managers to wedding planners to experts on nutrition and wellness.
In addition to finding resources here, be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter. As we release new chapters of the guide, we’ll send updates directly to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing!
Also, when you’re done reading this intro, we do humbly suggest downloading our 12-month planning checklist to keep in a planning notebook. Trust us, you’ll need it.