Michelle and I know, as well as you do, that planning a wedding takes longer than the actual wedding day. But it should be like that; by putting into it at the beginning your wedding day will run smoothly when it finally arrives.

However, planning a wedding is hard. Oh yes, we said it! Planning out the budget, the decor, the theme, the feeling, the venue, the photographer, the florist… it is hard work! However, it should (and can be) also be a joyous and fun time!

In the midst of wedding season, we wanted to share these encouraging words for you:

ONE

It is one hundred percent okay to admit that wedding planning is HARD. When I, Sara, was a bride I was in the middle of graduating from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, building a photography business with Michelle, moving into an apartment, AND planning a wedding. I will say that I have never slept as much in my life as I did on the honeymoon. Wedding planning is another job and no one will judge you for saying that planning a wedding is hard. Yet, don’t stay in that place of difficulty, ask for help! Search for a wedding planner and ask those family members who you trust to help you. 

TWO

When planning a wedding, there are a lot of details. From the color of the table linens, to the plates, to the forks, down to how everything is placed. Let’s just say that can be overwhelming, right? Our advice for you when you feel overwhelming with all of the details? Remember the real reason why you are doing all of this!

THREE

There might be a few hiccups at the wedding, but that is A okay! You know why? Because you’re marrying the love of your life and that is all that matters! Our tip: Hire a professional wedding planner and professional vendors, and you might never find out about those little details!

FOUR

It might sound cliché, but it is true: enjoy every single moment of this season of engagement. There are truly so many wonderful moments that will transpire with those who love you. From dress shopping to telling my grandparents all about the plans. Since my wedding, I have lost two grandparents and an aunt. Jake and I have such wonderful memories with them from our wedding that I cannot wait to share one day with my children.

FIVE

Wedding planning does not have to be stressful! When you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or frustrated by the planning process – take a break! Take a step outside for some fresh air, take a night off from planning for a date night, or go grab a drink with some girlfriends! Taking a step away will help you so much, trust us!

Remember this is your wedding day; you are marrying the love of your life, and that is what truly matters the most! 

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