Wedding planning is one of the most stressful things that couples go through. Thankfully, by following these tips, you can manage some of your wedding planning stress.
If you want to manage wedding planning stress you need to get organized. That means having everything organized in a single file on your computer or even a Google Doc that your parents, Maid of Honor, and other essential wedding participants can access. Have your guest list, vendor contacts, and budget all lumped into one file. You can even utilize some wedding planning apps like the one offered by The Knot to stay organized. By keeping everything in order you can relieve some of the stress with wedding planning.
If you start stressing about every finite detail of your wedding, you will drive yourself crazy. That is why it is essential to prioritize what matters most to you. By having a “must have” list from the start it will keep you on track and keep you from spinning down a DIY Pinterest rabbit hole. Also, by selecting certain components—like the flowers, DJ, food—that matter most, you can focus your time, energy and budget on making those shine.
Have a Plan B
One of the most stressful things about wedding planning is the constant worry of things going wrong. You might worry about a pregnant bridesmaid going into labor early before the wedding, rain on your outdoor ceremony, or the DJ getting sick and cancelling. By having a backup plan for major issues, you can ease some of the stress associated with wedding planning.
Make Self-Care a Priority
When you are wedding planning, you need to make self-care a priority in order to reduce stress. That means taking the time for a manicure, taking up a boxing class, getting regular massages or even just scheduling a Netflix binge for a night so you can chill out. Eating healthy and exercising are also great ways to reduce stress and take care of your body.
For those who are really stressed out, mediation has been proven to help alleviate stress. Meditation released serotonin, oxytocin, and helps slow your hate rate and lower blood pressure. You might not know where to even begin, but there are plenty of apps available like Calm or OMG I Can Meditate that actually walk you through meditation and can help you relax in just a few minutes.
Have a Date Night
If you are your fiancé are stressing about wedding planning, take a break! Schedule a date night with the promise that there will be no talk about wedding planning. Go bowling, mini golfing, or hit an arcade. By having some fun, you can eliminate some of the stress associated with the wedding planning and reconnect as a couple.
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