Wedding planning is known for being stressful. There are so many moving parts, so many differing opinions, alot of money being spent, a lot of big and little decisions to be made and a lot of people to keep track of. First of all, remember that while it has moments of stress, this is also […]
Wedding planning is known for being stressful. There are so many moving parts, so many differing opinions, alot of money being spent, a lot of big and little decisions to be made and a lot of people to keep track of. First of all, remember that while it has moments of stress, this is also a time in your life that is supposed to be fun. If it’s getting to be too much, take a step back for a few days and focus on something else. Or if it’s really getting to be too much, very seriously consider hiring a wedding planner. But until you make that decision or even if you already did, here are some tips to help!
Planning a wedding is exciting and fun but it can also be one of the busiest times of your life. If you don’t want to end up being a nervous wreck a week before your big day, learn to prioritize and say no to any new commitments that would take away from other important wedding-related tasks. It’s really ok to say no every now and then.
Additionally, learn how to say no to other’s opinions. Your wedding day is exactly that, your and your fiancé’s. It’s not your Aunt’s and Best Friend’s. Kindly listen to their thoughts and advice, think it over, talk with your fiancé and then make a decision that works for you two. Don’t be afraid to say no thank you to their thoughts if it doesn’t fit your vision of your wedding day.
The more organized you are, the better your wedding planning experience will be. Keep a digital copy of all of your important documents, contracts and information in one file on your computer so that you can easily refer back to them when you need to. If you want to be able to bring important documents along to meetings with vendors, you can always create a wedding binder that contains all of the information you need. Plus it makes for a great backup copy too.
There’s no need for you to be a frazzled bride. Take out your calendar and schedule a few fun days in-between all of your planning. Make fun and laughter a priority in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Sometimes it’s important to come back down to earth and remember why you’re choosing to marry your partner and that trying to control every single aspect of your day is only going to leave you wishing it was over. Go out and enjoy an afternoon with the girls. Or even better, you and your partner go out on a fun date. One rule, no wedding talk. Just enjoy each other.
Exercise does wonders when you’ve got a lot on your plate and just need to take a breather and focus on your health. This doesn’t mean that you need to schedule in an hour at the gym every day either. If you’re strapped for time, a simple 15-20 minute walk or yoga session will make all the difference to your stress and energy levels.
Take a complete timeout from wedding planning as often as you need to. Every bride or groom deserves a relaxing soak in the tub or a heavenly hot stone massage to relieve some of the tension they might be feeling. If thats not how you find relaxation, do what works for you. It can be difficult to make time to simply relax but do your best to find the time, even if it’s just 30 minutes a week.
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