How to make Weddings Stress-Free
Planning a wedding is no easy task. It should be a fun process, but many couples experience anxiety as they prep for their big day. One study revealed that 40% of couples find planning for a wedding extremely stressful, and a further 71% find it more nerve-racking than other major life events.
We've come up with some tips to keep you from getting stressed from your wedding planning.
The best way to combat stress is to plan by getting organised. Try to prioritise all your tasks in order of the most important to the least. From finding the right wedding band to deciding on the perfect menu, making a list is essential.
Here are some steps to help you get started:
· List your top three urgent tasks.
· Set aside time every day to tackle each task. Start with as much time as you can manage – even if it’s an hour every day, you will still be able to cross things off your list.
· Set a realistic deadline for each task.
· Try to stick to those deadlines.
· Missing deadlines may be a sign that the time you are setting is not realistic.
· Keep a record of every task for peace of mind.
Ask for help
Are you friends with a newlywed couple? If yes, then ask them for tips – you will need all the help you can get! You can also delegate tasks to your bridesmaids who are good at organising events. Make sure you show your gratitude; you don’t want to turn into a bridezilla and lose friends in the process
Communicate when you are stressed
From time to time, you may start to feel overwhelmed. Even if you are doing things right, worry may still creep into your mind. When this happens, try to communicate with your partner about how you are feeling. Don’t hold it in only to have an outburst later.
If your parents add to the stress by making demands you cannot honour, make sure you set boundaries and tell them when you can’t do something. It may be hard at first because you may want to please everyone, but remember to put yourself first. Remember that you are the one getting married, not your parents.
Hire a wedding planner
You can’t do it alone. Hire a wedding planning expert that you trust to get the big stuff sorted. Once you have a wedding expert, check-in with them regularly to touch base and start crossing the main things off your list.
As your wedding day draws closer, you will probably worry that you have missed something. When you feel like this, remind yourself that you have everything covered. Try to de-stress by doing something you enjoy.
· Take a walk and do some exercise to release the stress.
· Go on a date with your partner and don’t talk about the wedding planning.
· Watch a movie that has nothing to do with weddings.
As you plan your wedding, it’s important to remember that you can not do it alone. Ask for help and communicate when you are stressed. Lastly, set aside some time to do something you enjoy so that you can de-stress in the days leading up to your big day.
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