Do you have fear of commitment?!

No, I’m not talking about in relationships, I’m talking about wedding choices and decor.

When I was preparing for my wedding Pinterest wasn’t available and when Pinterest first came out I thought, “Wow, what a tool for choosing wedding decor!” And then I remembered pouring over pages of wedding magazines and changing the color scheme, center pieces and bridesmaids’ dress color a million times in my head. And I came to the conclusion that maybe it was a good Pinterest wasn’t around when I was planning my wedding.

So, if you’re having fear of commitment you’re not alone and here are some tips to help you narrow your choices and commit for good.

  1. Get off of Pinterest and write a list of things you love. Ask yourself, what’s my favorite color, flowers, food, songs, etc.? How do I want the overall wedding to fee? ?(grand, intimate, fun, timeless, etc.) Using your answers, now get back on Pinterest and search weddings using your words.

Venue: Mill & Mine // Planning: Southern Bliss Weddings // Florals: Lisa Foster Floral Design

2. Spend the largest percentage of your budget on the things that matter the most to you. If I could do it all over again, I would have a small wedding, with my closest family and friends. I wouldn’t have worried about the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen matching. I would have the most amazing photographer I could afford. A beautiful bouquet and long tables where we would share a family style meal. I would want it to feel intimate, so I would have candles everywhere. And we wouldn’t party all night, we would dance for an hour or so.

Venue: (ceremony) St. John Neumann Catholic Church (reception) The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm // Florist: Swank Floral

3. Include things in your wedding that will matter after it’s all over. One of my favorite things at weddings is to see family heirlooms and special traditions that will be continued to be passed on. 

4. Have fun and show your personality. Love pizza? Have pizza delivered for cocktail hour or towards the end of the reception. Want your grandmother to be your flower girl? (First book ME to be your wedding photographer, pretty please) Call her and ask her. She will be smitten! Love horses? Include them in your wedding photos. 

If you are planning your wedding I hope these have helped you feel less overwhelmed! If you aren’t planning a wedding but know someone who is, please share this with them. Thank you in advance!

Hope you have a great week!