Wedding Inspiration Overload
Do you have wedding inspiration overload? Is it making it difficult to make decisions? How are you handling it while planning your wedding?
We know you’ve heard it before, but in this technological age, having the world at your fingertips in a matter of minutes can be both a blessing and a curse. We find that especially true in regards to weddings. There are numerous wedding magazines out there and we must confess, wedding magazines are one of our top 10 favorite things.
No really, we took a photo of our wedding magazine collection to help you better understand.
In our defense, we have been collecting them since we were teenagers. So for decades worth of magazines, it’s not too bad, right?
If you’re like us, maybe you have lots of wedding magazines, maybe you follow multiple wedding blogs, wedding Instagram accounts, and Bridal TikTok accounts, or maybe you too get sucked into that time vortex known as Pinterest.
There are millions of wedding ideas at our fingertips at all times. We’ve found that it is really easy to get overwhelmed with the details and not focus as much on the big picture.
For example, perhaps you know exactly what you want for your wedding cake topper, but you haven’t even found a baker or caterer yet!
In his book, The Big White Book of Weddings, the one and only David Tutera gives this advice with regards to the details,
“The biggest mistake I see brides make is when they jump right into the details, the plans, and the purchasing before even pausing to think about the overall picture. It’s like running a marathon without pacing yourself, and on top of that, it’s like not stretching before you take off!”– David Tutera
Now as you are thinking about your big picture, it doesn’t have to be something as precise as picking a “theme.” Think about the feeling you want your guests to have when they leave at the end of the night. What emotions do you want them to take away from your celebration?
Once you focus on that and finish working on the big things, then you can start thinking about the details. Establishing priorities allows you to think about the smaller details in light of how they contribute to the wedding as a whole.
What about you? Do any of you have wedding inspiration overload? How do you handle feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated while planning your own wedding?