Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wedding Planning & WIAW

I think I might have hit my first wedding panic. We are officially less than 6 months away, and I feel like there is so much to do! This week I'm finalizing center pieces, getting bridesmaids dresses ordered, booking our flights for our honeymoon, sending out Save The Dates, scheduling our last tasting, and starting to coordinate our bachelor/ette parties. I've been told in comes in waves, and I definitely think this week is a wave! I usually deal with stress pretty well (I think it has to do with my over planning nature) but getting my workouts in and eating right are essential especially when I'm feeling overwhelmed because I know if I let those go it makes everything worse. With that said, I think I had a pretty successful day of eats yesterday! 



Started the day off with my new go-to: egg whites with onion, mushroom, and jalapeño and sweet potatoes. 


Speaking of a new go-to THIS is my fav. Crumbled rice cakes mixed with cinnamon, Kal Stevia, 1 scoop protein powder and almond milk. The ultimate post workout meal. I'm obsessed. 


Mid morning I had my veggie egg white muffins with one of my coconut muffins. I haven't decided if this recipe is absolutely perfect yet, so I think I'll wait until next week to post it and give it another try this weekend. I think it needs a teeeeny tweak. 


I was unusually hungry about an hour before lunch and I had a lunch date planned with B, so I grabbed some almonds and my favorite Vitamin water to hold me over. 



Lunch was a chicken protein plate from Chop Shop- No rice, no sauce, double veggies. And yes, I killed the whole thing again. Too good to leave any behind! 


In the afternoon I had 2 Turkey Muffins and some green beans. Boring, but it works.


And because I had 9 million things to do after work yesterday, I just made a quick little crepe thingy with a few egg whites and a tablespoon of coconut flour. Topped with peanut butter and greek yogurt. Definitely hit the spot! 

Any newlyweds out there want to share how to keep the wedding as stress free as possible? I'm up for suggestions! :) 

33 comments:

  1. I am getting married Sept 28 and freaking out!!!

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    1. September 28 ME TOO!!! great date.

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    2. Haha I can't help but laugh! I feel ya!

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  2. I hear ya girl!!! We got married last August and it was more stressful for me near the end. We also live in BC, Canada and got married across the country in NS. Everything was pretty much via phone and email with 2 trips there in a year and a half. I am also an over planner (maybe slightly OCD...lol!) and had a colour-coded binder, lists of lists of lists, and yes, it comes in waves for sure!! I was really diligent with workouts and eating right, but honestly near the end I was drastically losing weight because of the stress, I had to stop working out for a couple weeks! My hair was even starting to fall out (not in giant clumps or anything but noticeably more than normal!) So hang in there, try to be as stress-free as possible (easier said than done!) and keep organized, that will save you in the end. All in all, our wedding was completely seamless, not a thing went wrong! Congrats and all the best to you and your future hubby :) Married life is great!!

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  3. Elope and have someone else do the planning. Kept me stress free. ;-)

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    1. I agree! That's what we did. We had a beautiful, simple ceremony and it was stress-free. :-)

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    2. In way too deep for this! haha

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  4. Oh and one more thing...don't be afraid to delegate duties! I take everything on myself and am such a control freak that I had a hard time letting others do things (even my husband!) but near the end you have to learn to let go and accept the help of your friends and family :)

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    1. This is definitely my problem. I feel like if I don't do it myself it won't get done OR I won't like the way it's done and wish I would have done it!

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    2. That's how I was!!! It's quite refreshing though to actually pass some stuff off. I had an AMAZING MoH who is very much like me when it comes to how things need to be done. I trusted her with anything. Although, I wanted her to enjoy the day right along side of me, so I had two other people (who I knew from my days working in the hotel industry) and they worked countless events and weddings and knew just what to do and how to make it perfect! It let me sit back with ease and enjoy my wedding day. Find a couple people you trust OR a day of wedding planner :)

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  5. three words - day of coordinator! She was a life saver!! Our 2 year wedding anniversary is 4/16. Looking back, I stressed too much on all of the small details and should have delegated more. Enjoy the day and remember what it's all about :)

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  6. We are about 4.5 months out, living in nY with our wedding in SoCal, fiancé graduates from business school in June, still trying to figure out where we are moving! His job stress is dominating the wedding stress right now so that helps with that;) just take it day by day, task by task, things will get done because they have to! Just enjoy it because as you can tell it flies!

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  7. Know what you want and let other people know that you have decided what you want (they will not offer opinions and options). Have multiple bride assistants. I had one that had the list for photographer, one as a "hey can you get me this? - runner, etc), one that made sure everything was going on time and when it was supposed to happen. That way also one person is not inundated with doing so much as an assistant. I just got married in Oct. 2011 and I was not one bit stressed about the wedding day and everything that led up to it but I wish I would have drank to have a bit more fun. Everyone around me was drinking and having fun and I feel like I didn't show up for that part. Have fun, relax and congrats.

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  8. I'm not saying that you need to drink to have fun but I have a few drinks and I had one on my wedding day. :) Enjoy.

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    1. Oh, trust me... I'll be drinking!! haha!! Thank you for the advice, it's very comforting to know you weren't stressed!

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  9. I've got just a couple suggestions. #1: Ask for help! I pretty much planned the entire thing myself and it was so freaking stressful. I cried so many times, but I was too freaking anal to let anyone else help. I regret it now! haha and #2 have a day of wedding coordinator. I had these two ladies that helped at the actual ceremony before/during/after and they were seriously a Godsend. I don't know what I would have done without them. I had never been i a wedding before and only been to a handful of weddings, so I was clueless. They seriously saved the day multiple times!! And only cost me $150! I don't know if you're getting married in a church, but if you are, you should see if the church has someone like that who can help with day-of planning/coordinating! Good luck and keep your head up. Try to enjoy the planning process...even if it's so stressful! :)

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    1. I have a whole team helping for day of, which is awesome- but I know I'll struggle with trying to NOT do everything else on my own!

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  10. I was so stressed during wedding planning that a bunch of my hair fell out (at least it fell out 3 months AFTER the wedding). I'd say, just do whatever you can and every time you or B are stressed out, take a break and go out for a date together.

    Planning wise, we had our Google Calendars sync-ed up with everything we needed to do and a bunch of Google spreadsheets showing our tasks and priorities. Make sure you have a good group of friends as your helps the day of! It really helps!

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  11. Wedding planning is fun yet CRAZY!!!! We originally had our wedding date of 10-10-10 (to honor my Papa...not because of the date lol) and we found out we were pregnant in April that year. We planned a backyard wedding for July of that same year! Hubby suggested getting married on our 1 year anniversary of our 1st date (7-3-10.) Talk about running around lol. Was so worth it. All I can say is enjoy everything. :)

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  12. Everyone has such great tips - All I want to add is this: Remember: as long as by the end of the day you and B are married, that is ALL that counts. A wedding celebrates you two joining lives and giving eachother your hearts -it's not really about the decorations and napkins and food and all that. But of course, it matters to have a nice setting - just try not to make the whole day about that instead of what it is truly meant for. :)

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  13. Scrambled eggwhites with veggies are my "go-to" breakfast, too! You seriously cannot beat how tasty they are, and it is so awesome to get veggies in so early in the day :).

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  14. We got married Sept of last year and silly me...from the time I ordered the dress until my first fitting really got into weight training. Haha. O Dear. So the dress gets here and turns out I was developing a "V-Shape" Dress was too big in the hips and to tight in my lats lol...and of course it's a zipper. I was doing the James Wilson program and loved it. He of course gave me a few tips, dress fit like a glove day of <3. I planned myself as well and was anal about doing things myself. Enjoy every minute, it goes by way to fast!

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    1. would love to know what kind of rice cakes you are crumbling into your new fave snack? can't wait to try it...looks yummy! -Joanne.

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  15. I am also on the lookout for suggestions and tips! I'm tying the knot early next year and i haven't really started with the preparations yet. I'm excited and already stressed!

    - DeluxeCelebration.com

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  16. I created a project plan using excel and planned out when I'd work on each activity. It was at a month level, so I'd do all those activities in that month or carry it over to the next month if I had to. Also helps to put all the work in perspective and to prioritize.

    I also created an agenda for the bridal party for the day before and day of the wedding. That way, everyone knew where they needed to be and when!

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    1. That's an awesome idea, I'm all about excel for organization!

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  17. It would be good to have a checklist, put everything into writing so you'll never forget a thing. Ask for help, from friends or some family members to help you out with the rest of the details and just enjoy the day, don't think of anything else. Just enjoy every single minute of the wedding ceremony.

    - DeluxeCelebration.com

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