Let’s face it. Planning a wedding is stressful. You have a lot of ideas and things to do. Much of the wedding planning falls to the bride. After all, it’s your big day. But what do you do if you’re an introvert and relish downtime away from the hustle and bustle?
The following strategies will help you plan an introvert-friendly wedding. Create the kind of ceremony that will fit your personality while allowing you to enjoy your guest in unfamiliar surroundings.
- Hire help. Depending on your budget, you may want to hire a coordinate to help relieve the pressure of planning the perfect affair. If you’re budget is tight, consider hiring a day-of coordinator. This person at the very least will ensure that all details run smoothly on the wedding day so you can enjoy just being a bride.
- Schedule time to recharge. Wedding planning is hectic and with all the errands and tasks, you’ll be pulled in many directions. Schedule time each week (several times in a week is even better) to retreat away from the hustle and bustle. Turn off your phone and disconnect from social media to give yourself the mental break you need.
- Incorporate exercise to maintain your physical health. Exercise is a great way to alleviate the stresses associated with wedding planning. Low impact exercises like yoga can help you block out external pressures and create a calm space to recharge.
- Opt for an intimate affair. Introverts relish quality time and deep meaningful interaction over large gatherings. Work with your significant other to keep the guest list manageable and you’ll be less overwhelmed by the numbers. Small,initiate weddings can be just as memorable – especially if your anxiety levels are exaggerated with the thought of hosting a large soiree.
- Select an appropriate venue. Choose a facility with a side room, an alcove, or an outdoor area. These options offer the perfect mini hideaway when you need to collect your throughs or have a minute to recharge. Having a private area to steal away will help introverts pack in the much needed alone time.
- Communicate with friends and family. Your loved ones want to see you enjoy the big day. Take advantage of the good will. Often, you have responsible friends and family who can step in and lend a helping hand. Let them know what you need and how they can best pitch in. Everyone loves a wedding.
- Lean on an extroverted partner. Enlist your spouse-to-be’s help with social duties. Let them take the lead in the social department; especially if they are more outgoing. After all, you’ll getting married now. You’ll have a lifetime of leaning on one another.
One in three people self identify as introverts. Being an introvert does not have to place a damper on wedding planning and hosting a memorable affair. There’s no such thing as a perfect wedding. Your wedding will be a festive occasion with friends and family to begin a new phase of life with a special person. Create the perfect event for the two of you and enjoy your special day.
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