Weddings are some extremely stressful business, not only do you have to plan a series of events, hunt for venues, look for caterers, go outfit shopping, and make an invitation list that is approved by your parents, you have to do all of this while balancing your 9-5 and your home life. Hiring a wedding planner does take away alot of these tasks but you still have to be involved in the decision-making process.
Weddings signify the beginning of a new part of your life, you would definitely not want to go into this with stress weighing down your brows. Do not worry, we are here to help you with some ways to manage the deadly wedding stress.
There are a lot of tasks that go into making a successful wedding but if you focus only on the details of the wedding, the tasks will become neverending you will be more and more stressed with every new task. One way to avoid this is prioritising, make a list of tasks that are absolutely essential to the wedding and complete those first, everything else comes after. For example, you need to find a caterer first, not design your menu and then look for a caterer. Your stress will be much less when you look at the tick marks on the essential tasks.
We know that weddings are an extremely personal affair, but there is no shame in asking for help. Delegating tasks to your trusted family members and friends will help you take off some of that burden. You can give tasks to people based on their skill set, for example, if you have a friend or family member who is into art or graphic designing then they can take up the design for the invitation, and if you have someone who has a great aesthetic sense then they can take up decor ideating and shortlisting
Create plan Bs
There are alot of things that are out of your hand, the weather for instance. Raining on your wedding day is stressful, even more so if you have an outdoor wedding. Thus, make sure to include a plan B during your wedding planning process like having a waterproof tent so that you will not be stressed out on your wedding day. After all, every bride has the right to enjoy her special day.
Don’t compare your wedding to others
Comparison does not bring joy, it only brings stress. Looking at weddings on Instagram and Pinterest is a great way to get some inspiration for your wedding but it can also make you feel like your wedding is not aesthetic enough or beautiful enough, so you try to recreate these weddings down to the tiniest details. This is not healthy for you, it will only cause you stress if you cannot properly recreate it. Take a few days off from the internet as these tools are here to help you, not make you feel bad about yourself. You are perfect the way you are and the wedding of your dreams cannot come at the expense of your mental health.
Take some time out to take care of yourself
One of the best ways to manage wedding stress is to spend a few days or hours away from it. Go for a small comforting holiday, or have a spa day to immerse yourself in self-care. If you don’t have that kind of time, then another way is to go for a walk, go on a date with your significant other, and not discuss the wedding. Taking time away from the planning process will help freshen your mind and provide you with a well-rested mindset before you dive into wedding planning again.
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