February 21, 2011

#1 Organizing Principle for Brides: Delegate!

Brides and grooms--planning and executing a wedding of any size is a challenge. Doing it by yourself--is close to impossible. Please--don't even try it.

In order to avoid the multiple stresses of wedding planning, consider utilizing the #1 organizing principle for those heading down the aisle--DELEGATE.

Delegating tasks helps you to focus on what's most important to you. Having people assist you with tasks you don't wish to do or don't do very well frees up time for you to concentrate on the big/important components of your special day.

A few examples:

What to delegate:
Trips to the post office
Addressing invitations
Creation of welcome bags for out-of-towners

What to do yourself:
Try on and purchase gown
All contact with wedding vendors
Honeymoon planning

Family and friends are oftentimes more than happy to help with your wedding planning. Asking them to pick up stamps or put ribbons on wedding favors enables them to feel included in 'the big day' while you cross small yet time-consuming tasks off your to-do list and focus on what's most important to you. It's a win-win situation. 

What wedding-related task will YOU delegate?

February 14, 2011

Love Stamps

It's Valentine's Day! Love is in the air--especially for brides and grooms.

Spend time together today doing something fun and romantic. Snuggle over a chocolate fondue pot, take a romantic stroll together, but don't worry about going to the post office for your nuptial-needs. Turn to the US Postal Service website to order 'Love' stamps for your invites and response cards--a real time saver!

Scroll down to see choices such as 'Purple Pansies,' Wedding Rings,' and 'King and Queen of Hearts.'

Coming soon to Stamps.com: Wedding Roses

February 7, 2011

Thank You Note Writing Tips

OK, brides and grooms--the Super Bowl is over. Now it's time for you to participate in your own Thank You Note Writing Championship. No protective gear necessary--just pens, notecards, your address/gift list and stamps.

My organizing colleague at 'There is Always Room' just posted a few note writing organizing tips that I offer to brides (and grooms). So, hop on over to the There is Always Room Blog for my top 4 ways to stay organized and stress-free when writing your wedding-related thank you notes.

Don't forget to thank Aunt Martha for that chip-n-dip set she sent you. You can use it for next year's Super Bowl party! (Tip: Mention that fact in your thank you note...)

February 3, 2011

Win a Copy of my Thank You Note Book!

Exciting news! The Wedding Yentas have just reviewed my book, 7 Steps to an Organized Wedding Thank You Note and I'm giving away a copy in their Thursday Thrills Giveaway.

If you are a bride-to-be or know someone getting married, click here, leave a comment with your greatest thank you note writing trick or pet peeve and be registered to win. Giveaway ends Sunday, February 6th at 11:59pm PST.