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Wedding Grace

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The lists are endless. Pick a date. Pick a venue. Pick a dress. For brides-to-be, your list may not be in this order, but I am guessing it’s long and feels never-ending at times. The moment you check something off, five more new items get tacked on. Planning your wedding can be so very exciting but also so very overwhelming at the same time.

It’s been a few years (or maybe like ten), but I have been there with you. I had my lists. I checked my things off. I added more on. At the end of the day I had an amazing wedding day just like so many of you will who are in the planning process right now.

My biggest advice in the planning process: step away. Yep, step away. You may have a lofty list, but I realized it was helpful for my mental head space to step away sometimes. After I would lock down one thing on my list, sometimes I would give myself a week off to not think about any of the wedding to-dos. It’s okay to take a breath and let your mind stop spinning. It might feel uncomfortable, but I promise you it’s worth a try. 

It’s a life lesson I have learned over the years. Take a moment for you. Take a breath. Do something that we as women find hard to do sometimes—give YOURSELF some grace. Many of us wouldn’t hesitate to give a friend, co-worker, random person on the street grace if needed in a challenging moment. Sometimes I think we forget to do it for ourselves. It’s just a life lesson to share with all those brides-to-be while planning and for life after the big day. A warm congrats to all the new brides this year!

Written by: Erin Little

Meteorologist Erin Little starts your day off with a smile and the forecast each morning on KCTV5 News This Morning. With over a decade of experience forecasting the weather in Kansas City, she understands it’s not all about the weather, but how it will impact our busy lives. Erin is thrilled to be raising her three young children in her hometown of Lee’s Summit. You can find her Monday through Friday, 4:30 a. m. to 7:00 a.m. on KCTV5 News. Connect with Erin: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @erinkctv5.