from the ed­i­tor

My Wedding - - FROM THE EDITOR - Be true to your­self; be happy! As al­ways,

It’s just in­cred­i­ble how quickly the 2014 year has gone. While brides are fi­nal­is­ing plans for the Christ­mas and Sum­mer wed­dings, the av­er­age Joe is fan­ta­sis­ing over the up­com­ing hol­i­days, hearty fam­ily meals, longer days and sul­try sum­mer nights.

Is it that we feel the pass­ing of time more keenly as we get older? Or is it that we’re pack­ing so much into life th­ese days that time lit­er­ally is fly­ing in one door and out the other?

I of­ten hear brides com­ment­ing on how quickly the months of plan­ning went, so per­haps the age-old say­ing is true, and that time does fly when you’re hav­ing fun … and let’s be hon­est here … plan­ning a wed­ding is a spe­cial time, and one should en­joy it to the max. If you’re tempted to have a Bridezilla or Groomzilla mo­ment, take a deep breath, count to twenty, and re­lax!

Some­thing else I’ve no­ticed is that the busier we are be­hind the scenes putting each is­sue to­gether, the more ideas we come up with, and the more work we make for our­selves. We then put those thoughts into ac­tion, and more come bound­ing along … it’s a won­der­ful Catch 22 po­si­tion … the thrill of con­stantly bet­ter­ing your ef­forts.

That said, when plan­ning a spe­cial event, there does come a time when you need to just stop. Con­stantly tak­ing things to the next level can lead to dis­as­ter for the unini­ti­ated and in­ex­pe­ri­enced. It’s great to set your sites high, but don’t make them so high that there’s no chance of suc­cess.

The most im­por­tant thing is to have a day that is fun, mem­o­rable and com­pletely you … what­ever that YOU might be. If you’re a Boho chick, don’t try for too much glam. It won’t feel nat­u­ral and you’re not likely to re­lax on the day.

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