Planning a Wedding

Planning a Wedding?  Tips to Stay Stress-Free

Let’s face it, planning a wedding is a lot of work.  If you’re currently in the middle of planning a wedding, you may feel like there is so much to do, and so little time.  It is easy to get overwhelmed and stressed during the wedding-planning process, but there are also ways to stay stress-free.

Start With An Assessment

Before you even begin planning the wedding, know yourself. It’s important to foresee parts or steps of the wedding-planning process that may make you stressed. Once you indicate these, ask yourself how you will manage them. One thing you’ll never want to do is start planning your wedding without having self-awareness and preparation.

Meditate

Since it’ll feel like there is so little time, and so much to do, you’re going to get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to clear your mind. A good tip is to focus on deep breathing exercises. You can do this either while you’re lying in bed at night, or take a few minutes during the day. Being aware of your breathing will slow your heart rate down, and relax you.

Use Scents

Now is the time to use those essential oils. Lavender is known to have a soul-soothing effect. Jasmine, basil, and chamomile scents are also proven to have relaxing effects. Just dab some of these essential oils on your wrist, and enjoy!

Stay Connected

Since planning a wedding can become burdensome, it’s so easy to forget to spend time with your groom-to-be. Continue with the date nights, and make sure to spend quality time alone.

Select a Good Mantra

Is there someone or something that is getting on your last nerve? If so, find a quiet spot, and close your eyes. Take a deep breath and tell yourself that you feel good.  Breathe out, telling yourself that you are peaceful.  These kinds of mantras have helped yogis and monks, and they can help you, too.

Find An Exercise Routine

If you haven’t already done so, create your pre-wedding workout routine. Take a walk, sign up for dance classes, go for a jog, or just dance around your kitchen. Any kind of physical activity will have an uplifting effect, and will get those endorphins going.

It’s Okay To Be Nervous

Getting married is a serious commitment. So it’s completely normal if you’re feeling jittery or a little concerned. Just keep in mind that even though you may feel this way, that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to get married.  Fear always accompanies pre wedding excitement. Just acknowledge your nerves, discuss them with a friend you can trust, and simply move on.

Record Your Feelings

Journaling is always a great way to express bottled up emotions. Write down exactly what is bothering you. Write about that topic only.

Make Sure to Delegate

Just admit it, you’re not going to be able to handle all the wedding planning by yourself! You’ll have to let go of some control if you want to get it all done and stay sane. Weddings are huge endeavors, and you’ll need the help of family and friends. Now is the time to enlist your family and close friends to help make place cards, and run errands.

Remember To Pamper Yourself

Wedding planning calls for “you” time. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or maybe even a manicure and pedicure. Going to the spa can reduce your stress levels dramatically. If you’d rather save some money, a bubble bath gets the job done as well.

It may not seem like it at first, but staying stress-free while planning a wedding is possible. By practicing breathing exercises, keeping a record of your feelings, and writing down those hundreds of thoughts that cross your mind throughout the day, you can regain control and focus on what needs to be done. Remember that you don’t have to go through this alone, and that it’s okay (and recommended!) to call on family and friends to get the job done. The big day will be here before you know it, so try to relax and enjoy the ride!

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