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Top 5 Bride-To-Be New Years Resolutions

Top 5 Bride-To-Be New Years Resolutions

Well 'hello!' 2016! We hope you have all had a fabulous start to the new year. However you brought it in, we're sure that it is going to be a wonderfully exciting year for you all.

If you're getting married this year or next, you will no doubt be doing a lot of planning, organising, researching, pinning and perfecting. The start of a new year can be a great way to make some easy to keep resolutions to help achieve your goals and ensure you're the happiest you that you can be! 

If you're struggling, we thought we'd share our Top 5 Bride-To-Be New Years Resolutions. 

1. Be more organised

Every bride-to-be know's the key to less stress is more organisation. Keeping track of all the different elements of your big day can be difficult so why not invest in a brand spanking new diary or organiser for 2016. We love this cute planner from Made by Ellis and at less than £10 it's a bargain too! 

2. Be healthy

Yes, note we said 'Be healthy', not 'lose weight', 'get thin', 'obsess about being skinny'! This is something we feel really strongly about, while we understand that you want to look your best on your wedding day and this may involve shedding a few pounds, we can't help but think that the pressure to lose weight really can't be conducive to a happy bride-to-be on the run up to her wedding. Instead, we feel that trying to be healthier is a better, more achievable and less sole destroying goal. Drinking less, doing more exercise, eating healthier, getting more sleep and taking care of yourself may result in a trimmer you but it will also leave you feeling happier, give you more energy, better skin, hair and nails and allow you to feel good in the skin you are in. One thing is for sure, on your wedding day you will look absolutely beautiful no matter what weight you are!


3. Spend more quality time with partner

Often when you're planning a wedding it can become 'all about the wedding' and you can lose sight of the fact that it is about you and your partner. This isn't something that is just limited to your wedding day but should be throughout the run up to it and of course during your marriage. Making time for your other half is so important and is a must for a happy relationship. An easy way to do this is by setting aside some 'you time'. This may be a date night once a week or making sure you sit down at the table each night to eat your tea together and catch up on the days events. However you do it, make sure it is proper quality time, phone's off, yes, we're speaking to you! Facebook doesn't need to know what you're up to! If you need some ideas Ask Men have some inspiration for you!

4. Don't care!

Now, we don't mean stop caring full stop, we should qualify this. What we mean is, don't care about the stuff that actually doesn't matter (to you). This is obviously going to be different for everyone. For some brides-to-be, those finishing details like favours and lighting is an absolute must and their day wouldn't be the same if they weren't right, for others, this isn't important but they still find themselves stressing over them anyway. So why do it to yourself! Make a list of the top 10 things that actually matter to you and your partner and spend time getting these things right. Everything else, just don't worry about it. For great inspiration of how to sort out the 'must care abouts' from the 'don't care abouts', read Sarah Knights fabulously funny and very enlightening article about why going to the corner shop in your pjs is ok!  We promise it will make you feel better about not stressing over everything. 

5. Enjoy the run up

This can be hard if you are stressed or worrying about your wedding but it's so important to try and soak up and enjoy every bit of the run up to your big day. From the big things like your hen do and wedding morning with your best friends and family to the little things like spending a Tuesday evening in with your partner hand-making 100 wedding invites. All of these moments are part of your wedding and will make the most wonderful memories. After all, your wedding is about celebrating being with the one you love and sharing this with those closest to you, make the most of it, be self indulgent and enjoy!

Written by Louise Billingham

Photography by:

Joanna Nicole Photography

Florence Berry Photography

Chris Buck for the Guardian

Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography


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