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You Brides Are Amazing

You Brides Are Amazing

Now we know that women are amazing, we single handily run the world, keeping it spinning whilst working, managing a family, a homeand looking fabulous whilst doing it of course! Throw planning a wedding into the mix and it can just about tip you over the edge. But what you need to remember is that you are amazing and everything you've done up until now has given you the key skills and values you need to organise the best day ever. Today we're going to remind you just how fabulous you are. 

5 Key 'Something Specials' That You All Have

1. Organisation

I am constantly amazed by the women in my life, both women I know personally and professionally, they're always surprising me with what they manage to achieve. And the key to their success? Organisation! They're super plate-spinners, they take multi-tasking to a whole new level and not only manage to ensure everything happens but that it is absolutely, totally awesome. So lets face it, us girls rock when it comes to this key wedding planning skill. We're list loving, spreadsheet using, scheduling, tough negotiators who can always make it happen. Embrace the list lover in you! 

2. Resilience

You've been through tough times before and come out of the other side. We're resilient beings. Whatever happens when planning your wedding, if things go wrong, the flowers don't turn up, your hair stylist's car breaks down, family arguments or anything else the universe throws at you, just remember that in the end it will all be ok. Whilst little things may seem important, at the end of it all, you're marrying the love of your life and that's got to make you smile...and then get on with doing what you need to do.

3. Belief

Believing in yourself isn't something that comes naturally to everyone, it can take work. Getting into this mindset isn't always easy but it essential when planning something as big as your wedding. You need to believe in yourself and your abilities as this will help reduce stress and worry. Having confidence in your decision making and what you're doing will help to make it a much more enjoyable experience. If you feel like your belief is wavering, take a step back and think of 3 things that make you smile. Then remember just how wonderful and capable you are.

4. Passion

We love a bit of passion, here at And so to Wed we all have a real passion for what we do. We love weddings and we love handmade, above all we love supporting small businesses. This is what gets us up in the morning and keeps us going through those more trying times. Having something you're really passionate about is key to helping you create something amazing. So ladies, get passionate about your big day. This is your opportunity to go wild and really make it your own. Pin away, shout from the roof tops, let everyone know what a fantastic day it's going to be.

Saying that, if you hit bumps in the road it can be difficult to keep hold of that passion you had at the start of the wedding planning process. A good way to keep your creative juices flowing is to keep your Pinterest or inspiration board close to hand. Having it either as your screen saver or on your wall at your office is a great idea. Images can be fantastic motivational tools and can help you to keep your passion fuelled. Having your other half working alongside you in the process is also a great way to keep the enthusiasm and excitement for your big day. 

5. Individuality

We're all about uniqueness here at And so to Wed, we love a bit of bespoke, something different, that quirkiness that makes us all who we are. Sometimes when planning a wedding this can get lost. You can get caught up in the must-haves and traditions of the day and forget to think about what is important to you as a couple. Your wedding is a time where you can really celebrate who you are, what you love and the people in your life, so embrace it! Make the day what you want in terms of venue, styling, organisation and experience. It's your day, have it your way. 

Helping you to keep your vision, plan the details and create your beautifully bespoke wedding we've launched our exclusive And so to Wed Community. A place for you, our brides, to come together, talk, share ideas and inspiration as well as gain support from each other on the run up to your big day. Not only this, but once a member you'll receive access to lots of free wedding planning goodies and exclusive discounts, so sign up today and be inspired!

Written by Louise

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