If you have ADHD, more than likely any type of “planning” is not your favorite activity. And yet, here you are: wedding planning with ADHD. Before you get overwhelmed and stop reading, listen to me: You can do this. I know, because I have ADHD and executive dysfunction and I planned not one but TWO weddings. Lemme help ease that overstimulated brain of yours and give you some tips on ADHD wedding planning.
If you’re an introvert who feels like you don’t have any friends, wondering how are you’re supposed to navigate all those “friend” events like bachelorette parties and bridal showers… Just know that you’re not as alone as you feel. I went through the same thing, and it was incredibly painful. This is my story, and what I learned from it.
Maybe you are one of the dreamy people who has looked forward to your wedding your whole life, knowing exactly what you’d look like and how’d you feel on the most special of your days. It is safe to say that you are most likely not like me, because I think I broke the record for most laid-back bride, and the time I spent planning the wedding was barely, if at all, more time than the duration of the wedding itself. Here’s how I did it…
You’re in the thick of wedding planning and it’s starting to get hairy. Maybe you’ve hired an event planner, maybe a day-of coordinator, maybe a friend willing to lend a hand, or maybe you’re going hard at it by yourself. If you’re in the latter two camps, you may be thinking, “do I need to hire a day-of coordinator?”
Here are a few of the benefits, hidden and otherwise, that I discovered when I hired a day-of coordinator for my wedding…
Not everyone has dreamed of a big wedding. So when you’re confronted with the planning of one, there might be some lessons learned the hard way: “If you want to have a gorgeous and huge wedding with all the trimmings, go for it! But if you’re more like me, who never really thought hard about a wedding until you were with your life partner, and you love the outdoors, more intimate ceremonies, and really just can’t wait to marry the love of your life without all the trappings of a more traditional wedding, I’ve got your back…”
I’ve attended events where I had trouble accessing information, or was entirely excluded, because of my blindness, auditory processing disorder, or food intolerances. I want to ensure our friends and family are included and accommodated at our wedding in the ways that work for them. How do we make it accessible for everyone?