If you feel like you are spinning plates, trying to balance your work, home and wedding planning life, I am sure you are not alone.
One major theme that runs through The Bridechilla Podcast and discussion in our Bridechilla Community is trying to find balance while also ticking off all of those tasks in the overgrowing list while also maintaining relationships and having some semblance of a relaxing/leisure time.
Listen to episode 277 of Bridechilla
We get it. It can be hard and sometimes feel like a struggle.
This episode’s guest is Afeisha James-Kipps. Afeisha is the CEO and Co-founder of Wedspire, a one-stop-shop wedding platform that will change the way brides and grooms plan for their big day.
Afeisha and I share our struggles with finding a balance with our businesses and our experiences planning our weddings and bring you ways to calm the mind, get organised and feel in control of your tasks while also giving yourself permission to relax and have a life!
Afeisha shares some of her thoughts about wedding/life balance
When talking about wedding planning for some, it is quite an excitement, but for others, the first words that come to mind are stressful and overwhelmed. This is arguably one of the biggest moments of your life so having a work/life balance while planning your wedding is crucial.
Why Do You Feel Overwhelmed?
First off, let’s dive in and examine why you might be feeling as though your wedding planning is simply too overwhelming. It could be due to a long list of things based on your circumstances, honestly. A few main reasons brides feeling overwhelmed, and maybe you can relate to this, is because you don’t know where to start. You ask your mother, mother - in- law, and best friends who have gotten married but they all seem to have a different vision of what they think your wedding should be.
Do Your Research
You can start out by researching the right pros that align with YOUR vision and the process that suits you the best. What works for you might be different than what worked for your mother, mother - in- law, or best friend. It surely is overwhelming when there are so many options but the more you know, the easier it will be to narrow down your options. Research is key because it will lead you to a better understanding of what it is you are really wanting. The more research you do the more knowledgeable you will be and the less overwhelmed you will become.
As you will hear on this episode of The Bridechilla podcast, wedding planning should be a team exercise- taking the time to focus on getting together and talking about what it is you and your partner are both wanting after doing some research is a strong step forward in the planning process that will lead to a successful plan.
Trust The Pros!
It may be second nature for you to have your hands in every facet, but sooner or later, it will become too overbearing, and it won’t be an enjoyable process. By doing research, communicating with your significant other to narrow down options, and hiring the right pros, you will be way ahead of the game. You will be able to enjoy your wedding planning instead of stressing about every little detail.
If you have done some research, you may have come across, Wedspire during your wedding planning search. That is because Wedspire is a platform where you can search, shop, and share your wedding planning findings all in one place. Talk about a stress-free planning process! From photographers to venues to veils and bouquets, all that you may need to create your dream wedding is at your finger tips.
Afeisha comes to Wedspire after a prolific career in event management. She has helped plan large-scale festivals and conferences, including Caribana, the largest Caribbean festival in North America, where she served as the Arts & Entertainment Chair. When Afeisha transitioned to her role as the events director at an international hotelier, the memorable experience of working on several large weddings there led her to fall in love with the wedding industry. Passionate about catering to every couple’s unique style and vision, Afeisha founded Wedspire in order to do just that by pairing couples with the best wedding vendors in the industry.
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