How to Deal With the Stress of a Wedding?

Weddings traditionally require months of detailed planning, sounds stressful right? No matter how chilled out you might be, or how simple your plans are, almost everyone feels stressed in the lead up to their wedding.

To some, wedding planning sounds like a lot of fun, but to others, it sounds overwhelming and exhausting. Luckily, there are ways to combat wedding-planning stress and it is one hundred percent possible to fit these helpful tips into your busy schedule.

Take Time Away from Planning

Self-care might be super trendy right now, but it’s for a good reason. Whether it’s regular date nights, long baths, exercise classes, baking, or more sleep, it is very important to have nights away from your wedding. Don’t answer emails, don’t ask questions, or Google dress styles, try to switch off the voice in your head that says wedding planning has to be your full-time job. Lack of self-care can quickly lead to stress and burnout, so it’s essential to set some time aside throughout the wedding planning journey to focus on yourself.

Create a Clear To-do List

One of the biggest causes of wedding planning stress comes from managing the mountain of tasks. Without any kind of game plan, this can quickly lead to anxiety, procrastination, and last-minute panic. We recommend getting all of those thoughts out of your head and onto a to-do list that you can easily follow step by step. Once you see everything laid out in writing, it never seems as impossible as it did in your head. You can also take the pressure off by setting reminders on your calendar or phone for certain days when things have to be done.

Track Your Budget

For many couples, the source of wedding-related stress comes down to the budget. Take a moment to get clarity on your spending and set a budget calculator to figure out exactly where your money needs to go and make sure you track your outgoings. Try to have about 5% of your budget set aside for various reasons, too, to cover those last-minute expenses that might pop up. Remember, the wedding is temporary; your marriage is forever!

Let people help you

Delegate! When friends and family ask if they can “help with anything,” it’s natural to reply: “No, thank you.” But we recommend that you accept all the help you can get! Some of your loved ones might enjoy being given real responsibilities that allow them to help out on your wedding day. It lets them give you the unique and special gift of their time and effort. So if someone sincerely offers to help, seize the opportunity, you’ll be thankful of it in the end.

Ideally, your wedding day will be one of the most fun and memorable days of your life. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the minor details, and stress about the little things. Focus on the most important thing, you’re about to start a new chapter in your life with the person you love, try to enjoy it.