13 New Year's Resolutions All Brides Should be Making

Forget ridiculous diets and expensive gym memberships, these are the New Year's resolutions all brides should stick to


To plan the perfect wedding, you need to set yourself (achievable) goals and stick to them. That means no faddy diets, no crazy exercise routines, and as little stress as possible. 

One way to do this is to make some realistic wedding planning New Year's resolutions, and we've come up with 13 of the best ones we think brides and grooms should try and stick to.

There's no better way to start off a year of wedding planning than with some really positive mantras to follow!

1. Don’t Let Wedding Planning Take Over Your Entire Life

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As exciting as getting married is, you have to be conscious of not letting it completely take over your life. Finding the right balance between planning your wedding and everything else is key to stress-free wedding planning.

READ MORE: How to Plan a Wedding in Six Months

2. Don’t Take Your Wedding Diet Too Seriously

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It’s totally understandable to want to look and feel at your best on your wedding day, but make sure you keep any kind of wedding diet within reason.

It’s still okay to eat, and it’s definitely still okay to eat carbs! If you’re going to start a wedding diet, be sure to check out our diet tips which allow brides to get fit in a healthy and sustainable way before the wedding.

3. Don’t Lose Sight of Your Relationship

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Sometimes when you’re planning the big day, it’s easy for your relationship to take a back seat. During the wedding planning, be sure to set aside some time to just spend as a couple, together, with no talk of the wedding and to remember why you decided to get married in the first place.

READ MORE: 18 Arguments Every Couple Will Have During Wedding Planning

4. Don’t Stress Over the Little Things

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We know it’s way easier said than done, but try not to let the little things get you down. If your tablecloths are a slightly different shade of ivory to the ones you ordered, don’t worry, we guarantee you’ll be the only one who notices on the big day.

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5. Don’t Let Other People Dictate Your Wedding Plans

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It wouldn’t be a wedding if at least 80% of your friends and family “offered” their opinion on what they think you should have. The key here is to accept the advice that you actually find useful, but politely thank them for everything else, and then just carry on doing what you and your partner want to do. You have to remember, this is your wedding.

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6. Share Out Your Wedding Tasks

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Whether it’s handing out a little bit of responsibility to your bridesmaids, or getting your mother-in-law to be involved, it’s really important to delegate some of your wedding planning duties. There’s two benefits of doing this - the first is that it helps to make your bridal party and, more importantly, the person you’re marrying feel more involved. The second is that it takes a bit of pressure away from you – planning a wedding isn’t easy and it’s okay to hand out a task or two.

READ MORE: Bridesmaid Roles Explained

7. Keep Your Partner Involved

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Without meaning to, planning a wedding can very easily go from ‘our wedding’ to ‘my wedding’ and although they may not want to be involved in every single decision, it’s really important to keep the communication levels high. Something as little as asking them for their opinion on a colour scheme will make them feel really involved and you may be surprised at how interested in wedding planning they actually are.

8. Create a Wedding Budget and Stick To It

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It’s very easy to get carried away when it comes to spending and weddings. It’s hard to know how much things actually cost when you’ve never done it before. Take some time to research and decide how much you want to spend on your wedding. Doing this gives you budgets and limits to stick to that’ll help you to not over-spend.

READ MORE: How to Plan a Wedding for £10,000

9. Don’t Be Scared to Treat Yourself to Non-Wedding Things

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As much as having a budget is important, don’t be scared to spend a bit of cash on important things other than the wedding when you need to. Don’t look at your wedding budget as a bunch of monetary limitations; look at it as a monetary plan instead. And if you want to treat your other half to dinner, do it!

READ MORE: How to Plan a Wedding for £27,000

10. Have Days Where You Don't Think About the Wedding

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Remember the days before you were a bride-to-be planning a wedding?! It’s really healthy to have days where you switch off from being a bride, whether it’s going out and doing something fun, or having a duvet day and eating a whole packet of chocolate digestives, you will absolutely need these days.

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11. Don’t Become a Bridezilla

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There are definitely a few bridezilla moments that are allowed, and are totally legit – but there’s a difference between a few crazy moments, and becoming an actual bridezilla. When something to do with the wedding goes wrong, take a deep breath and try to stay calm.

READ MORE: Nine Ways to Avoid Being a Bridezilla

12. Remember Why You're Getting Married

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This is probably one of the most important bridal New Year’s resolutions to make. Remember why you’re planning this wedding, remember the person you’re getting married to and most of all, remember that it's life after the wedding that's the most exciting part of all!

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13. Enjoy Planning Your Wedding!

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What’s the point in going through the lengthy and sometimes stressful process of planning your wedding if you’ve felt miserable the whole way through? Try and enjoy every bit of it because despite your wedding feeling like it’s 100 years away, it’ll be here before you know it, so give yourself happy planning memories to look back on.

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With your resolutions now sorted, it's probably time for you to take a look at our round-up of 2018 wedding trends for some seriously stylish inspiration.


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