Planning a wedding is one of the most enjoyable, but sometimes also one of the most stressful, times of your life. Getting stressed out can prevent you from truly enjoying your wedding day and the lead up to it, so today we are discussing our top tips for preventing wedding stress.
Exercise and Meditation
Many brides and even grooms get stressed out by the prospects of fitting into the perfect dress or suit. Envisioning a slimmer version of yourself on the big day might set you on a weight loss agenda, but having a fitting and realising that you’ve not quite reached your goal can cause you to break out in a rash with stress. Crash dieting is not the answer – instead, if you plan to lose weight before your wedding, give yourself a realistic time scale to do it in. Exercise is the best way to lose weight alongside a balanced diet with lots of healthy foods. It will also help you to de-stress after a tough day at work and clear your mind when all you can think about it the wedding. Meditation is also great for de-stressing – try yoga for a great combination of both. Learning how to breathe properly can be a lifesaver when you are about to walk down the aisle!
Share With Your Partner
Most people who suffer from wedding-related stress will probably admit that they feel like they are doing everything themselves. A partner who doesn’t immediately jump at the idea of choosing a colour palette or cake flavours could be misconstrued as disinterested or uncaring, but it’s important to share your concerns with your partner. After all, it’s their wedding too! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, tell them. It could be as simple as the two of you going for a date to the movies or for a bite to eat, no wedding talk allowed. It will help you get back to what matters most – your relationship.
Make a Checklist
In Ireland, most couples are spending between a year and two years planning their wedding, often to give them enough time to save up for everything they want. They will usually find that the beginning of the planning process is really bus – visiting venues, attending wedding fairs, choosing a photographer and a band – the big jobs that are often accompanied by hefty deposits. This is followed by a quiet period – with all the big jobs out of the way, it could be months before you have to st start thinking about the finer details such as flowers and invitations. Make a checklist at the very beginning with a timeline, so that you can spread out all the jobs and not allow yourself to be overwhelmed with lots all at once.
What de-stressing tips would you give to someone who is getting married? Let us know in the comments!