Life is so mad and hectic and unpredictable that it can be tough to stay sane at the best of times, so it’s no wonder it’s so hard to try and maintain your sanity levels, and not completely lose the plot when it comes to planning your big day. There is so much to think about as you get dragged in this direction to oversee this and then pulled back the other way to make sure such and such is how you envisaged. That’s why, in my opinion, stress management, self-care and chill out time is an important aspect that should always be included in the wedding planning process.
There are so many bumps in the road to happiness that it’s crucial you take care of yourself, your happiness and your relationship (possibly in that order too). And to help you with this, I’ve pulled together some crazy-great stress-busting tips and tricks every bride-to-be needs to know about. Trust me, they’ll make the headaches disappear and keep a smile on your face when the going gets tough.
Lay Down Some Rules
Getting sucked into the vortex of wedding planning can be seriously hard to resist, but that’s where most of the pressures and stresses are found and that’s because you can start forgetting about your own wants and start trying to meet everyone else’s wants and emotions. Avoid this. It’s not your mum’s wedding, or your sister’s, or your BFF’s… It’s yours. Let everyone know this early doors.
Savor The Reason Why
From the moment you say “I do”, try and make every moment memorable and savor the little moments that lead up to this most sacred of days because that’s what it is. It is a sacred day. Not just a big day a sacred one. Why have we repeated this like 73 times? Because you’re not just planning a party, you’re preparing to kick off your marriage and it’s the little things along the way that will help you prepare the most.
DIY As A Couple
Most couples freak out when they hear the words DIY during their wedding planning because they think they’ll lose their mind while trying to recreate the perfect creations they’ve pinned online. But there are some bits that can be DIY’d without any disastrous results and things that, when done together, can be more fun than stressful. From wedding invitations to place cards, favors to decor, signage to bouquets. It’s the little things that always look better when they are made with love and made to embrace being rough around the edges.
Do Something Non-Wedding Related
The moment you can feel some stress building beneath the surface of your cool exterior, call a time-out. Grab your hubby-to-be and escape everything to do with wedding planning. Head to a movie, go for a long-walk, pop into the spa, buy an earphone splitter and listen to music as you walk through town, run a hot bath – anything that will let you shut out the noise of the wedding and let you cherish yourself a little more.
What did you do to help stay sane while planning your big day? Let me know in the comments below…