Five Ways to Stay Stress Free While Planning Your Wedding   

So, you just got engaged. CONGRATULATIONS! This is a very exciting time in your life. But once the excitement tones down and it hits you that you have an entire wedding to plan, you may become very stressed. Here are five ways to help you stay stress free while planning the biggest day of your life.

1. Hire an event planner

Planning a wedding can be hard. Brides can become easily stressed by the amount of tasks that need to be done before the big day. Hiring an event planner will lessen the amount of tasks that you need to do. Wedding planners are specialists in wedding details. They will happily help you pick vendors and will coordinate the details with each of your vendors for you. They will be there every step of the way and will answer any questions you have. Event planners take care of the nitty gritty details of a wedding leaving you with only the fun aspects of wedding planning.

2. Create a checklist

If you can’t afford a wedding planner, then create a wedding to do list. This will help you stay organized and will let you know what still needs to be done so you don’t forget anything. Once you have created the list it might look overwhelming. DON’T STRESS OUT! Do one item at a time, and only think about that item until it is checked off. This will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by all of the other tasks that still need to be done. An added bonus to having a checklist is the satisfying feeling you get when you begin checking off the items on your list.

3. Surround yourself with supportive friends

Make sure to have a group of friends that are supportive and will be there for you when you need them. When you become overly stressed, having venting sessions with your friends will help lower stress levels and will leave you feeling refreshed. This group of friends can also be people that you delegate wedding tasks to to alleviate some of your to-do list items. Most likely this group of friends will be your bridesmaids because they are the people that you trust and that support you the most.

4. Make time for alone time

Take breaks from wedding planning. Most newly engaged couples believe that 99% of their time needs to be consumed with wedding planning from the day that they get engaged to the day they say “I do.” This is not true. It is important to take frequent breaks from wedding planning. Planning a wedding should be fun, and as soon as you start to feel stressed that is a good indicator that it is time to take a break. Do something that you find fun and relaxing. This also would be a good time to have some alone time with your fiance. When wedding planning it can be easy to have the wedding take center stage in your relationship, but it is important to take time to be alone with your fiance and do the things that you guys enjoy doing. Remember the reason you are getting married is because you love the person you are getting married to. Sometimes reminding yourself of this fact makes wedding planning less stressful.

5. Don’t worry about the things out of your control

Stressing over things that you are unable to control only hurts you. Most brides spend so much time worrying about the weather on the day of their wedding. As long as you have a backup location in case of incriminate weather, than there is nothing to worry about. Worrying about things out of your control only adds unnecessary stress. Instead focus on things that you can control. Keep checking off items on your checklist and stay in touch with supportive friends.

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