Weddings are an incredibly beautiful moment in a couple’s life, and this may be something that you have been dreaming about for a long time. While this monumental moment can be one of the most exciting times of your life, it can also be a point of significant pressure. Don’t let yourself get caught up in stress and negative wedding hype, and instead, help yourself stay grounded with these strategies.
Check-in With Your Body
When you are managing anything stressful, it’s important to check in with your body. If you start to notice negative symptoms or if you just aren’t feeling right, assess whether this is normal stress, elevated tension or something that you need to see a doctor for. Whether you need better coping mechanisms, a hormone balance supplement or you just need a break, you are the expert in your own experience and you need to check in to see how you’re doing.
From the start of your wedding planning process getting organized and learning to delegate will be two of your most important lessons. For many couples, this is the biggest event you will ever hold. While this can be challenging for many engaged couples, leave your faith in your loved ones, and rely on them. Take some time to decide what you want as a couple and decide how you will handle tasks so that you can manage the planning process with ease.
Stay on Budget
In a day and age where it feels like many weddings try to top one another, you need to remember that this day is all about you and your partner, and not topping your friends or family. These flashy additives and toxic comparison culture can lead you to hasty and unwise choices. When you go to make choices, make sure that you take time to evaluate your budget, stay focused on you two as a couple and make the best decisions for your circumstances.
Dedicate Time to Wedding Planning and Time Away From it
The many extensive details of weddings can feel overwhelming and even feel like they are taking over your life. Don’t let wedding planning consume your waking hours, and try setting aside time to plan the wedding and allotting time not to talk about weddings at all. This can provide a healthy and much-needed boundary for many couples.
Ask for Help
During a complicated process like planning a wedding, many couples find themselves navigating this alone; however, many people love you both, and this is the time to fearlessly ask for help. Your loved ones will likely be appreciative to be able to help out, and they will be able to provide you support and assistance as you manage one of the biggest events of your life.
Get Away and Take a Break
You will need to take time to unwind as you prepare for your wedding. If you can manage a getaway, escaping to another place can create a physical separation planning; however, even if getting away is not in the budget, you can enjoy an at-home spa experience. Regardless of how you choose to take a break and decompress, make sure that you leave your binders, planning apps and organizational tools at home and allow yourself to fully unwind in whatever way is most useful to you.
Stay Present on the Day
On your big day, time will likely fly by due to a rush of emotions and hectic schedule, but to the best of your ability, stay present on the day of your wedding. This may be one of the most important aspects of wedding planning that you may need to practice. You will want to look back and know that you were fully present with your partner and focused on the real reason why you are there, your union.
Wedding planning and preparations can leave even the most grounded couples feeling a bit unsteady. These wondrous events can be as marvelous and amazing as they can be stressful for couples; however, with proper coping mechanisms that work for you, you can feel sane and grounded throughout the entire process.