Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! How are you all?
In today’s blog post I’m going to chat to you about how I’ve managed planning my wedding and living with Multiple Sclerosis.
First thing you should know 1) I’m a planner.. I like to plan things, organise and sort things out.. so planning my wedding along with George was never going to be a problem.
2) George and I have done what we want — that’s the main thing. It’s your day, noone else’s.
The other thing is stress management. Depending on what you’d like for your wedding and how you deal with stress is the main thing.
I’m very lucky that I’ve had friends and family (and George) help me with my planning, without trying to take our day away from us. They’ve allowed me to make decisions and helped me action them.
George has also had his say too, I think it’s important for your husband to be to have a part in the planning of they wish. George wanted certain things for our wedding and we actioned them.
List making is the way forward! Honestly, I’ve made so many lists it’s untrue! 😂 And I really love my lists, especially ticking things off.
Try not to let people stress you out and upset you. The one thing I have learned is that I can organise and plan most things.. but people isn’t one of them. When we sent out our wedding invitations, most of our guests didn’t RSVP. I mean, we knew they were coming because they told us before however, it’s just comments decency? That was hard not to get stressed about.. my little OCD brain didn’t like it.. but I learn to just let these these float over.. it’s out of my control so there’s no point stressing about it.
I do meditation everyday, in my own little way.. I don’t necessarily sir on the floor crossed legged and listen to meditation music.. for one I turn my phone off at 7pm at night and leave it on charge downstairs, which really helps me sleep and find some calm.
Also planning ahead. We started planning right at the start.. get all the big things done and booked first like, where you’re getting married and how etc. We did this a couple of months after our engagement, which at the time people thought we were mad.. planning that far ahead however, it reduced the stress so much cause things were all booked and sorted.
Accept peoples help. This might be hard to do for some people, but George and I are very grateful to everyone who has helped bring our wedding together how we’d like it. People will help for no other reason but because they want to ☺️ and if there is another reason or motive.. then do not accept their help.. remember it’s your day ☺️
George and I have always said that we just want to get married.. that means the most to us and that’s what it should mean too ☺️
That’s the one thing I will always say, that it’s your day.. don’t plan someone else’s day.. it’s all about you and your future husband.
MS has been okay really with regards to wedding planning, because I have stuck to everything I’ve mentioned above.
Have I been stressed and overwhelmed? Yes at times I have.. but George is my best friend and he always supports me ☺️
The main thing is to listen to your body, rest, take care, accept help and enjoy the moment ☺️
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and if was helpful/useful for you?
Much love and hugs