No matter how much you plan, there will be hiccups.
For those of you who know me know that I am, in every sense of the word, a planner. I mean, I plan out time to sit down and make plans. So wedding day stress was not something I prepared for because our wedding was planned to a tee.
Our wedding weekend was planned so well that I was confident nothing would happen out of schedule. And for the most part, it didn’t. It was an absolute perfect weekend. Although it was a dream of a weekend, let me tell you, there were plenty of things that happened not-as-planned, off-schedule, or not at all. Parts were chaotic and a little rushed, but the lesson I want to share with you is this: do not let wedding stress win. LET HICCUPS HAPPEN.
For us Type A personalities out there, this is seriously the hardest thing in the world. But trust me, it’s worth it!
What I had planned.
Before our wedding weekend, I had planned to write a beautiful, hand calligraphy love letter to Alex. I bought special stationary and planned for it to be delivered to him first thing wedding day morning. Well, this didn’t happen. I got so caught up in the fun, joy, and energy, I completely forgot- and it didn’t hit me until about 20 minutes before heading to the venue.
At this point I was like “ok, I can stress out and forget about it since it’s not how I planned, OR, I can grab a pen and scribble down any thoughts I might be having in this moment.” And y’all, I’m so glad I went with the latter.
What really happened.
So with 5 minute time limit, I grabbed the first pen I saw and started writing. Those few minutes were so raw and energized, all I could tell him was how excited I was for the day and for our future. I remember writing the letter so vividly, and I honestly don’t think I’ve ever felt excitement like that before.I also didn’t realize I was sitting at this amazing antique that made an awesome shot!
Your heart will be too full…
Even though my love letter to Alex was written with a generic ballpoint pen I found in my uncle’s kitchen and the handwriting was shaky and ugly, Alex absolutely loved it. I honestly don’t even know how or who delivered it to him, but regardless.
So, to all of my brides out there, no matter what happens during your wedding weekend, I encourage you to not give in to wedding day stress. LET HICCUPS HAPPEN and let your heart be too full of joy to care.
Happy Wedding Planning!