Happy 2019 from Mercantile Hall! We hope you had a fantastic start to your January. As is tradition for this time of year, we know some of you may be setting resolutions for this year. If your goals for the year include planning a wedding, here’s a few resolutions for you. Some are funny, some are serious, but they are all very true!

  1. We will not worry over a shade of blue. There are so many fine details that come along with planning a wedding and it can be overwhelming. Though the little details seem like a big deal in the moment, trust us when we say that your guests will not notice if your napkins are more cornflower blue than sky blue.

  2. We will spend time NOT talking about the wedding. Listen, Wedding planning is a huge project and it does take time and effort to get it all accomplished. But, do yourselves a favor and schedule fun time for the two of you to go to dinner or take a walk and promise to talk about everything but the wedding. The mental break will feel so refreshing!

  3. We will take opinions with a grain of salt. As many couples have probably already discovered, everyone in your lives will have an opinion on your wedding, from your guest list, to your menu and even your registry. Just remember that you can politely handle any opinions about *your* day but release yourself from the pressure of actually having to incorporate them. Only you two know what’s best for *your* wedding celebration.

  4. We will remember why we are here in the first place. Because you’re getting married and you love each other, duh!! At the end of the day, you are preparing for a marriage, not just a wedding. Keep your focus centered on how crazy you are about each other, and the rest will fall into place.

When you look back on your wedding day, you want to remember how much you enjoyed not only the big day, but the whole process. All of the work you put in along the way is all worth it, trust me!

Until next week,