28 May 5 ways to avoid wedding stress
There’s no kidding that wedding planning can be stressful, so we’ve put together our 5 top tips to avoid wedding stress!
Although your wedding day is one of the most wonderful days of your life, planning a wedding can be tiring. The process can be overwheling and cause tensions and emotions to run high. There’s probably a lot on your mind such as expectations, budgets, physical appearance, the invite list and so on. .The saying “Bridezillas are made, not born” is definitely true given the amount of pressure a bride is imposed with today! That said, it’s absolutely possible to find ways to enjoy the process a little more. To minimise your bridal stress and to enjoy every moment of your wedding planning, follow our tips for 5 ways to avoid wedding stress.
#1 make sure you have an amazing bridal squad and support
Regardless of how long your engagement is, planning a wedding is a big investment of your time and energy. If you’re trying to plan your whole wedding on your own, stop and think about your family, friends and how excited they would be to get involved and help you out. Think about their strengths and interests and how they can be of use in your wedding planning process, Your bridal squad, family and your partner can definitely be utilised!! Feel free to chat to your bride tribe and delegate specific jobs that you think each of them may enjoy. It may seem difficult to give up some control given the pressure you face, but no one wants a worn out bride before their wedding day and the planning process can be a fun and rewarding one!
#2 Make the most of wedding expos in your area
Wedding planning can become overwhelming, trying to keep track of budgets, suppliers, what you really need and don’t and when you’re supposed to be doing what -can all become a blur once combined with hours of googling and reading wedding blogs, magazines and advice from friends, family and even strangers! A great place to start is at a wedding expo. Ask industry professionals all your questions and speak to them about the different packages they offer to help you decide if it’s what you want or need. Expos provide a variety of experienced wedding suppliers; From celebrants, photographers, gown designers, venues, florists and more – you could plan your entire wedding in the one place or have all your questions answered in the one day! Exhibitors are a wealth of knowledge and have a great experience in the industry and helping couples plan their weddings, so utilise your time with them on the day.
#3 Invest in Stress Relieving Techniques
To ensure you don’t turn into a bridezilla, you should find ways to calm yourself and remain relaxed throughout the whole planning process. Melissa Allen Mood Essentials™ for example, are essential oils that will help minimise negative energies, relax the body and also promote a good night sleep. It is important that every bride looks after themselves.
Book yourself in for a massage with your favourite provider regularly to keep your body feeling great and re-energised. Listen to your body and if it’s screaming ‘you’re stressed, tired and anxious!’ then why not book in for some guilt-free ‘me’ time. We recommend Relax and Unwind therapies as a fantastic provider for pampering and ‘me’ time services.
Mediation is a fantastic way to stay grounded and alleviate stress. Take some classes or download an app to your phone to help you learn to ‘switch off’ and refresh yourself mentally, emotionally and physically.
Exercise is another fantastic way to relieve stress. Join in on a local gym class or go for a run to keep you mentally charged and feeling less stressed about your wedding planning! Exercise can be a great tool to clear your mind and find focus.
Find what works for you best and implement it when trying to reduce stress when planning your wedding!
#4 set goals
Often when being consumed by wedding plans it is easy to forget and to go off-track. By setting goals you will remain on target. Plus who doesn’t like crossing things off of their to-do-list? It’s a satisfying sense of accomplishment! Get a bridal calendar and make a note of important dates and milestones. This can help you realise how much is really left to do, and where you need to focus your effort and energy next.
#5 spend time with your partner
Most importantly, if your wedding planning stress is putting a strain on your romantic relationship, it is time to press pause on the wedding planning and to focus on your partner. After all, without your partner there will be no wedding! Take time to remember why you are both getting married, have fun together, and most importantly spend time enjoying each other’s company away from the rush of wedding planning. In the end, you need to make sure you enjoy your wedding planning as much as you can and as stress free as possible!
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