7 Thing I've Learned While Planning A Wedding

7 Thing I've Learned While Planning A Wedding

Getting married is the happiest time of your life, not the most stressful.

Planning a wedding is hard work. There are so many details that you never would have thought of and being the bride, you have the final say. I was crazy enough and had to plan a wedding during a semester of college, across the country from where we are actually getting married. Thank goodness for my amazing mom who has done so much. Throughout the process, I’ve learned some things. I’ve narrowed it down to seven pieces of advice for all of those future brides out there.

1. Take a deep breath

Being overwhelmed comes with the territory of being a bride, but the most important thing I’ve learned is to take a deep breath. Everything is going to work out and there is no reason to stress over every detail. Put down whatever you’re working on and relax for a minute. If you’re really stressed out, put the wedding plans away and go do something else. Marriage is supposed to be exciting, not a chore.

2. Have a planner

I would have lost my mind without my planner. I had a to do list each week with a couple wedding tasks to get done in that week. Looking at plans week-by-week, instead of the whole process, really helped me keep my sanity.

3. Let people help you

I’ve learned over the past couple of months that I’m very independent and like to think that I can do everything myself. Unfortunately, that’s not true. There are so many people who are willing to help you, so delegate the work! There’s no need to stress over everything when there are so many people who want to help.

4. Write it down

If you don’t write it down, you will forget. I’m always thinking about different wedding ideas and details that if I don’t write down a great idea, I will forget about it. This goes back to the idea of having a planner. If you write it down, it will get done. If you don’t, the task will get lost in the black hole that is my mind.

5. Don’t take the stress out on other people (especially your fiancé)

Wedding planning can get stressful, especially if things aren’t going the way you would like them to. The most important thing is to not take your stress out on people. They haven’t done anything wrong. With this, don’t take your stress on your fiancé either. They love you so much and they don’t deserve that. Take a deep breath and relax before hanging out with other people when feeling stressed.

6. No one is perfect

In my mind, there will be a perfect wedding, with a perfect cake and a perfect dress. Obviously, there is no such thing as perfect; especially when working with other people, who aren’t perfect either. Things will fall apart and something could go wrong with wedding planning. It’s important to remember that no one is perfect, and that’s okay!

7. You will live happily ever after

At the end of the day, the wedding will be amazing. I will get to marry the love of my life and we will spend forever together! How incredible is that?! It doesn’t matter if the little details aren’t exactly how you imagine. The love between you and your spouse will be so strong that the day will be amazing no matter what.

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The 7 Types Of Girls You Will Meet At Texas A&M

Is she more into Corps Cadets or Cowboys?

At a school of over 60,000 students, you will encounter a lot of girls in your 4 years. While they will all have their differences, they also have their similarities. The girls of Texas A&M, like The 7 Types Of Guys You Will Meet At Texas A&M, tend to fall into the following distinct stereotypes...

1. The Sorority Woman

This Homecoming Queen was a multi-sport athlete and, of course, a cheerleader. She now plans her sorority’s mixers and date parties instead of homecoming week festivities, and her love for community service has only grown due to her chapter’s philanthropy. She prides herself on her involvement around campus and can always be spotted in her letters!

Except, on the rare occasion, that she finds herself at Logan’s on Campus. Those rare occasions being every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night between the hours of 12 and 2 am. If you are looking for someone classy that has a resume fit to impress your mom, this is the girl for you!

2. The Non-Sorority Woman

This girl joined an organization with 100+ other women, but is NOT in a sorority, just FYI. The difference lies in the fact that women’s organizations are not nationally recognized. Which would you rather have on your resume? Anyways, the non-sorority woman strictly associates herself with non-fraternity men.

These ladies and gentleman believe themselves to be the truest and purest form of Aggies on campus, while still holding their philanthropy banners in the Academic Plaza, just like everyone else. If you are looking for someone who claims not to be basic, but still has their affiliations in their Instagram bio, this is the girl for you!

3. The Chaser

The best way to describe this girl is ambitious. She knows what she wants, or better yet who she wants, and she is going to go after it… or him. There are many types of chasers, but at Texas A&M there are two in abundance: Boot Chasers and Cleat Chasers. Boot Chasers hold the traditions of the university dear to their heart. That is obviously why they spend so much time on campus near the realm of the boys in khaki.

The Cleat Chasers on the other hand, prefer to spend their time on the north side of campus, sometimes called Northgate. They run in small blonde entourages and have each applied multiple times to work for Aggie Football Life. If you are looking for someone who is dedicated to a cause, this is the girl for you!

4. The Instagram Model

This girl frequented your popular page until you decided to follow her. Now you have become one of her multitude of likes, and despite your best efforts, you find yourself thoroughly impressed with her aesthetic. You also can not help but wonder who takes all these professional photos for her all the time???

You were convinced she was not real until you spotted the Instagram Model walking across campus in her “uh huh honey” hat and Adidas shoes… She is a sponsored member of the #threestripelife. If you are looking for a boost in followers and someone who is out of your league, this is the girl for you!

5. The Cowgirl

This girl can do it all: hunt, fish, rope, ride, and, of course, two-step. She is a proud student of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She wears her cowboy boots on way more occasions than just Aggie game days, and she is an avid fan of Texas country music. So yes, you can find her at every concert Hurricane Harry’s has to offer arriving in her truck with pink decals and a sticker on the back that reads “Trucks are for the girls!” If you are looking for someone who can drive your big yee yee truck better than you can, this is the girl for you!

6. The ~Wise~ Girl

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future… Or so says the verse in her Instagram bio. This girl spends her spring breaks on mission trips and her summers at Christian camps… The life of a true missionary. While she is on a mission for Christ, I cannot forget to mention that she is also on a mission to find her husband. A ring by spring is no joking matter to the wise girl. If you are looking for someone who is patiently waiting to be properly pursued, while simultaneously posting VSCO edited portraits of her friends humbly calling them ~wise~ rather than herself, this is the girl for you!

7. The Independent

I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T if ya know what that means! This girl does. For whatever reason, she chose not to get involved and she thrives this way. She looks at girls who crave acceptance as dependent, and she thinks she is better preparing herself for the “real world” where your organizations and affiliations do not matter. If you are looking for someone who thinks outside the box and is not afraid to walk in a room alone, this is the girl for you!

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26 Thoughts You Have Every Day Walking To Class At KSU

13. A PR tent? Let me take the long way so I don't have to talk to anyone.

As I am close to reaching the end of my second year at KSU, I have found that every single day walking to class the same thoughts go through my head.

Maybe I’m too easily distracted, annoyed, or a little bit of both, but without a doubt, these 26 thoughts run through my mind as I make the trek from central deck every day.

1. Why are you walking so slow?

2. Really… this isn’t a runway, stop sauntering and start moving.

3. SERIOUSLY, knees to chest, I have a class to get to and I’ll run you down if I have to.

4. Why is it so cold?

5. Why is central deck called central deck, when half of my classes are at the opposite side of campus. What is it even central to?

6. Why is it so hot?

7. Oops, I should have looked before I crossed the street.

8. I take that back. If that car hit me I would have an excused absence from class.

9. I wish all of my classes were in Prillaman.

10. Wait, no. I wish all of my classes were in Social Sciences for the Starbucks.

11. Better yet, I wish Prillaman had a Starbucks.

12. Man, whatever they have in the Commons today smells so good. Why don’t I have any swipes?

13. A PR tent? Let me walk the long way so I don’t have to talk to anyone.

14. I have literally gone here for two years and I still don’t know what’s in that building.

15. Why did I get out of bed today?

16. Literally, if my professor posted the powerpoint on D2L I wouldn’t have had to get out of bed today.

17. I know I need school.. But do I really?

18. Is it worth being late to class to get a coffee?

19. Absolutely. Coffee is the priority.

20. If I go to class without any caffeine, I won’t be productive. I have to have coffee.

21. I wonder how much money I’ve spent on coffee at the Social Sciences Starbucks alone.

22. Why is the line always all the way wrapped around the building? I don’t have time for this.

23. Now that I have coffee, I’ll probably be a better student.

24. I wonder what that sign is on the door of my classroom…

25. Oh. Class is canceled. Perfect I guess we don’t use D2L to communicate anymore. That would be too hard.

26. Back to bed I go.

If you go to KSU, you know you can relate to at least a few of these. Maybe you aren’t as coffee oriented as I am, but I feel like it’s universally known that college campuses raise some questions as you contemplate how important class actually is today.
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