Wedding planning can be one of the most fun and exciting things to plan out but it can also become seriously overwhelming too. Managing out your wedding planning stress and anxiety can be hard to make sense of, especially since so few people are open about how difficult it can be. We wanted to share some easy ways to calm your nerves and make wedding planning an enjoyable experience for you and your fiancé around your big day.
Prioritize the essentials — things that you and your partner would deem as most important to make this your dream wedding should be checked off first. Creating a clear to-do list might help with this as well when it comes to managing what is most important. Having a game plan to reduce anxiety, panic, and procrastination will do wonders for managing your stress levels.
Communication & Delegation
If you’re trying to do it all on your own, that stress is going to ruin the process. Remember that planning a wedding is a two-person job, not one. If you feel like you aren’t enjoying the planning process, then take a step back and breathe. You want to create happy memories, not ones that induce stress and anxiety. If you have help from your partner, family, or friends make sure to set clear lines in what you want from them and what you are expecting. Creating boundaries and expectations will help in solidifying what you want in the thick of the planning process.
Creating a budget and spending only what you set aside will help you avoid any more unnecessary stress. Whether it is you plan on something extravagant, elaborate or a more personal and intimate gathering, the cost of the wedding is something that induces stress just for the fact that it involves money. Being upfront about your budget with your family, friends, and vendors will help you find people who understand and respect your limits.
Don’t make planning for your wedding the only thing you do. Managing when you are actually working on planning versus not will help in reducing the stress as it shouldn’t always be on your mind. Self-care also shouldn’t be a one-time thing, you should be continually doing it to prevent stressful situations and anxiety. Taking a break and have a night away from your wedding planning with your favorite hobby or a date night and being solely present in that act will help you feel refreshed when tackling the planning process head-on.
Remembering why you’re getting married is something we can’t stress enough. At the end of the day, your wedding isn’t all about the party, it’s about marrying the love of your life and creating meaningful memories you both can look back at and enjoy remembering. Whenever you’re feeling stress and anxiety, just remember to focus on what really matters, and in the end that’s what will help you overcome any kind of stress.