From the moment a date is set for your wedding, it’s easy to get wrapped up in every detail that comes with your big day. Sometimes, that excitement can even turn into stress and you may find that, during your short time being engaged, you felt anxious due to all of the things on your to-do list. First, take a deep breath…..
Now, check out five ways to get rid of stress when planning for your big day.
Organize Your Goals
There are tons of wedding organizational tools at your disposal that help you break down what to plan for and when for your wedding day. The key is to break down your goals into more manageable monthly and weekly goals. Even if your goals overlap, breaking them up into bite-sized tasks will help take the stress away from the larger event.
Delegate to Your Tribe
Just because you have a specific vision for your wedding doesn’t mean you should take on each task by yourself. Your parents, future spouse, in-laws, and even your wedding party, are all ready and waiting to help you when you need it. In fact, they may even feel a little left out if you forget to ask them for help with all of the wedding planning duties. Let your friends, family, and professionals help you when you’re getting too overwhelmed. When you need someone to babysit your dog, you call a friend. When your dishwasher breaks, you call a professional repairman. So why wouldn’t you call upon your tribe when planning your wedding? Most importantly, don’t try to do everything on your own.
Hire a Professional Wedding Planner
From finding the venue and creating the invitations to choosing a dinner menu and a color scheme for a whole wedding, it will get a little hard to manage everything on your own. This is especially true if you, your family or friends don’t have any experience with planning a wedding. Some tasks are best left to the professionals. Even if your chosen venue has an event coordinator and an in-house catering team, investing in a professional wedding planner to be by your side throughout the entire process will help elevate the stress. You will be amazed at how much weight will be lifted off your shoulders.
Don’t Get Bogged Down on the Details
The amount of detail that goes into planning a wedding can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you want to customize every detail. Keep in mind that at the end of the event, the most important part of the day is that you married the love of your life, the details are secondary. Try to prioritize the most important details that you want to focus on. For the details, consider either the minimalistic approach or the “standard route”. Some of the less important details may include the music the DJ plays during the off periods, what types of chairs for the ceremony and reception, what the tablescapes look like, and what type of beverages you serve.
Take Care of Yourself
Self-care is important and even more so during planning a wedding. Try to take some time each day, or at least each week, to focus on your mental clarity and physical health. Pamper yourself with getting a massage or spending the day at a spa, getting your hair done, connecting with your friends to discuss non-wedding things, do something fun, eat healthy, be outside and take time for physical fitness. It’s more than wanting to “look” your best on your wedding day, you want to make sure you feel your best too.