Leigh Pearce Events

Focus on things you love and delegate the rest
“If picking out music stresses you out, assign it to your soon-to-be spouse,” says Leigh Pearce, owner and creative director of Leigh Pearce Events. “If you don’t know a peony from a petunia, ask your mom to tackle the flowers.” Delegating tasks that you’d rather avoid will not only make you happier but let you focus on the things you actually love doing.

Make it a date night
Instead of picking your music selection at home in your PJ’s, head to a restaurant with live music to get you in a harmonious mood. Making decisions in a happy, upbeat environment will make it easier and may even give you some inspiration.

Get your friends and family involved
If your family is involved in the planning, Leigh Pearce recommends setting a dinner to go through logistics. “Have a seating chart dinner party with your soon-to-be spouse and parents so you can knock it out in just a few hours vs. a million text messages,” she says. You can also enlist your bridesmaids to help with DIY projects during a girl’s night—just don’t forget the wine and pizza!


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