How is it already January 1, 2009!? I’m sure all brides out there are wondering the same thing as you start to pull together all your wonderful and creative plans for fantastic weddings in the upcoming months. The holidays are always a perfect time to unplug from the job of planning a wedding but for me as soon as the new year arrives it’s time to recharge and look towards the celebrations on the horizon.
Like most I do have some resolutions – the personal ones are typical…lose weight, exercise more, eat less chocolate (impossible) …I thought I’d share a few resolutions I have for Beautiful Days – maybe they are on your list too as you plan your wedding day…
1: Be inspired – There are so many places to look for inspiration when creating floral and event design. The bridal mags are always a good place to start but home and garden magazines, museums, vendor blogs, a walk outside, your favorite book are all sources that will get your imagination going and come up with the ideas that will set your party apart from the rest. One fantastic site I recommend to all is www.stylemepretty.com …the real weddings, ideas and inspirations posted on a daily basis keep me excited about creating beautiful days for all of my brides.
2. Be balanced – There is always work to be done but I know I am at my best when I make sure to take some time for myself to relax and rejuvinate … as little as 10 minutes to flip thru the latest Martha Stewart Weddings or longer to get outside and take a walk makes a difference in my work and personal life…something brides should remember now that they have taken on planning a wedding on top of what is already a full schedule balancing school and/or work, relationships etc…. if you have some snow in your backyard or a local sledding hill I highly recommend getting out the sled and taking a few runs. It makes you feel like you are eight years old without a care in the world or a wedding for 150 to plan!
All the best to you in 2009!