5 Tips to Managing Your Wedding Planning Stress

It’s the day you’ve dreamt of all your life, your wedding day. The dress, the rings, the food, the reception, and many other details have been a running slideshow in your mind for as long as you can remember. Finally the fairytale is coming to life. Unfortunately, making your dream day into reality can sometimes turn into a nightmare.  Dealing with pre-wedding stresses can take a toll on your mental and physical health.

We’re here to alleviate some of that stress. To help you cope, we’ve researched stress management tips for engaged couples and gathered the most recommended ones right here in one place. Hopefully they can get you back on the path to loving the experience of planning the day of your dreams.

 

1. Focus On What Is Really ImportantEasy to say, not so easy to do. But when things really start to get hectic, take a moment to remember why you’re doing all this in the first place. You’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. You two are about to build a life together and start a family. And whether you’re having a wedding or not, you’re still on the way to happily ever after with your significant other; that’s what is really important.

 

2. Decide On A Clear Vision For Your Wedding. Part of what makes weddings so difficult to plan is the many options involved. Spend time researching ideas and budgets. This way, when it’s time to pay for what you want, you aren’t so conflicted with choices. Indecisiveness can lead to procrastination, which is guaranteed to create more stress. One of the best ways to help you decide details for your wedding is to create a wedding vision board. By putting pictures of all your inspirations in one place, you allow your mind to see exactly what you want. Give this a try for any event you may be organizing!

3. Expect Stress, Not Perfection. No matter how organized you may be, stress is likely to be a component of the wedding planning process. Many details are in the hands of others, which means you’ll need to check-in frequently to make sure things are running smoothly. And that’s OK. It’s unrealistic to expect nothing to go wrong; after all, perfection is unattainable. What may go wrong now, will be what you two laugh about later on. In the end, your family and friends coming together to watch you marry your best friend is as close to perfection as you can get. The rest is just details. (Sappy, but true.)

4. Do As Much As You Can, Together. In the grand tradition of wedding planning, brides tend to take charge. This may add unnecessary stress to the already chaotic process. By sharing the responsibilities you and your partner are able to relax more, knowing the other one has some things under control.  It’s also a great feeling to know that once your special day arrives, it will be something the both of you have worked hard to create.

5. Enjoy This Moment and Pamper Yourself! You heard right, pamper yourself! It may sound selfish, but it’s actually effective. The idea kills two birds with one stone; you reduce your stress and savor the moment. The stress reducing benefits are obvious in pampering yourself. But many people forget how important it is to enjoy this moment in your life. The relaxation that comes from a little self-indulgence may remind you how joyous this time should be. Being engaged is special. You’re not just dating but you’re also not yet married. It’s a unique transitional period in a couple’s life that should be celebrated. So go ahead and treat yourself to endless manis and pedis, a few massages and quality time with your significant other. All of this can alleviate your stress and make you happier about the wedding planning process!

 

Post By: Izabella De Souza

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