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10 New Year wedding resolutions

Getting married this year? Here are some New Year's resolutions to make and stick to!

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10 New Year wedding resolutions
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You do it every year, promising yourself you’ll stop eating Big Macs, spend less at Zara and take up a new hobby (amybe rowing?_, but somehow you never seem to manage to follow through. But this year it’s different. You’re getting married! The perfect motivation to make a New Year’s resolution and stick to it!

I will get organised
There’s a lot of things involved in planning a wedding, so it’s best to start early by creating a checklist of things to do and when they need to be done, and sticking to it! This way you’ll avoid the dreaded last minute panic attack when you realise you’ve forgotten something.

I will get in shape
It’s something that’s on every bride-to-be’s to do list, and there’s no better time to start your pre-wedding healthy eating plan than the start of a brand new year. Try chomping down on these six foods your abs will love.

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I will stick to the budget
As everyone knows, weddings are expensive. But planning your finances in advance will keep you from over-spending on things you can’t really afford. Your wedding will be magical and memorable without those gorgeous – but pricey – wedding favours.

I will not get stressed
This is easier said than done, but getting in a panic when something isn’t going to plan won’t help the situation. To avoid getting too stressed, allow yourself a day off each week, where you can relax and take time out from wedding planning.

I will not ignore my fiancé
You’re determined to get everything the way you want it to be on your big day, But remember it’s his day too. Although you may think you’re the brains of the relationship, try to remain open to your groom’s suggestions. He might just surprise you!

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I will attempt DIY
One useful way to save money when planning your wedding is to try out a bit of DIY. Little things like handmade crafted place names and table decorations can both save you money and add a unique touch that will make your day memorable.

I will not constantly talk about my big day
You’re getting married and it’s exciting! You want to tell anyone and everyone about it so they can be just as excited as you are, but try to remember your friends may want to talk about something other than your wedding occasionally, even if it is the most important thing in the world right now!

I will make amends
A wedding brings a fresh start, so why not reconcile with someone you may have fallen out with and invite them to the big day. You’ll feel much happier knowing you’ve got all your loved ones with you on the most important day of your life.

I will give something up
Using your wedding day as a milestone is the perfect added motivation to give up a vice. Whether it’s quitting smoking, drinking less or spending less time on Facebook, it’s the perfect time to ditch a bad habit as you prepare to enter your new life.

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I will remember what it’s all about
With all the planning and preparation, it’s all too easy to become caught up in the stress and forget what it is you’re actually doing it all for. So when you’re riddled with worry and feel like giving up, just imagine how amazing you’ll feel when you finally say ‘I do’.

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