Wedding Plans: Ways to Avoid Wedding Stress Before Your Big Day
“Weddings are not about spending the least amount of money or the most amount of money, they are about spending good money on the elements that are most important to you and your partner.” –Kristi Richardson
Whoever said that planning your wedding is one of the best times in your life is lying. They probably left all of the decision-making to a wedding coordinator or to someone else entirely. The truth is, planning your wedding can be one of the most stressful times in your life. Apart from having a lot of things to consider such as finding an adequately priced caterer, planning out the guest list down to finding an affordable wedding venue, you would also have to ensure that you always stay within your budget. Indeed, with all things considered, you are looking at one potentially stress-inducing endeavor—that is if you even make it through.
However, there is no need to fret as there are ways to prevent yourself from getting too stressed out days before the day of your nuptials. While experiencing stress is inevitable considering the myriad of decision-making and planning things you have to do, it does not have to weigh you down. Here are some of the expert tips to ensure you stay relaxed, calm and collected:
Take an assessment
Before hiring an event coordinator or deciding to handle things by yourself, know what you can realistically handle. Moreover, it is time for you to consider who you can count on the support and help before you even walk down that aisle. Evaluate your stress levels and focus on how to manage and reduce them. So that in time, you will finally be able to eliminate them. A good way to ensure that your stress-levels do not hit the roof is to determine what you could potentially see as a source of stress. Once you have identified what that is, think of a strategy that would help you manage it. When it comes to stress management of any form, it pays to be prepared.
Whenever you feel like you are overwhelmed by the things you have to do, take a step back and breathe then start meditating. With so much to do and so many things to consider, being overwhelmed is imminent but you should know how to counteract this with meditation. Simply take a deep breath, focus on your center and clear your head of your worries. Think of your happy place and just focus on that. It does not have to take long, even a few minutes would already be helpful in slowing your heart rate and relaxing your muscles.
Remember to stay connected with your fiance
Always remember the reason for your event and never neglect them for a bit. With all the pressure and stress of wedding day planning, it can be rather easy to lose touch with the person you are marrying. But despite all this, you must ensure you never get disconnected from each other. After all, days leading up to your wedding should be filled with joy and love. Schedule date nights and squeeze quality alone time with them. Any concerns regarding your upcoming wedding should be discussed and always remember to ask for their input as well. Remember, it is not only your day but their day as well. Ensure that whatever viewpoints and perspectives they have are also taken into account and considered.
Take care of yourself
In the midst of a wedding planning flurry, you should never forget to take care of yourself first and foremost. If you do not have a wedding workout planned then it might be time to consider some exercises. After all, exercise has a positive impact on your emotions as well as your mental well-being. With this in mind, remember to go for a run or take a walk or do any type of physical activity. It will not only keep you stress-free but happier as well.