'Tis the season of gift exchanges, family gatherings, and holiday parties; your calendar is filling up fast! And, on top of it all, there's still so much planning to do before your wedding. Take a deep breath because you will get through this! Read on for four key tips to planning your wedding through the holiday season.

Schedule Appointments Early

The comment "we work while others play," is especially true for wedding professionals. In between weddings and holiday parties you’ll find that wedding pros are squeezing in some family time, shopping for the holidays, and maybe sneaking in a short getaway if things quiet down. If you need a face to face meeting with a wedding pro reach out to them now! Their schedules fill up very quickly this time of year.

Take Advantage of the Sales

While you're out holiday shopping and taking advantage of some wonderful holiday sales, take some time to look for gifts for your wedding party, parents, and future in-laws. Not only will you snag some great deals, but that's one more thing you can cross off your list before the new year.

Also, be on the lookout of anything you might want for your honeymoon. Swimsuits and sun dresses will have major sales during the offseason. And, while you're already hitting your favorite stores and online sites, be sure to add any new faves to your wedding registry!

Make a List (And Check It Twice!)

While you're relaxing and watching a few holiday movies or writing cards, take a look over your planning list for the next few months. Update your to-dos, organize your projects, and schedule any appointments you’ll need after the holidays are over.

Give Yourself a Break

The holidays can be the perfect time to spend some quality time with your fiancé and pamper yourselves. Enjoy dinner at that fantastic restaurant you've been dying to try, book a couple’s massage, or enjoy some time out with friends that you haven't seen in awhile because of your crazy planning schedule. We mean this! You need little breaks during the planning process and the upcoming holidays are a perfect time to do so. As you break into the new year with a clear head, you’ll be refreshed and ready to take on the next big wedding tasks.