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How To Handle Stress When Planning Your Wedding

How To Handle Stress When Planning Your Wedding

Once you’ve gotten engaged and spent some time basking in the glow of your happiness, it’s time to get down to work. You have to plan a wedding and there’s a lot to do! Even if you’re only planning a small wedding or if you’re determined to be “chill and relaxed” about the whole thing, there are still moments that are almost guaranteed to be stressful.


Stressful Wedding Moments


Here are a few stressful moments that you might experience when you are planning your wedding.


  • Disagreements with Bridesmaids
    • You love your bridesmaids and they love you, but you’re going to be spending a lot of time planning things with one another and it’s only natural that you’ll disagree on some things.
  • Parents Wanting to Take Over
    • It’s obviously very nice if your parents or your partner’s parents want to help with the cost of the wedding, but some parents treat this as an opportunity to do what they want, not what you want.
  • You Don’t Have any Time
    • This one is almost a given. During the planning process, you might find yourself burning the candle at both ends.
  • Trouble Making a Guest List and Table Settings
    • Who’s invited? Are they bringing guests? Who will be sitting with whom? These are tough choices that can obviously cause a lot of stress.
  • Money Worries
    • Weddings are expensive! No matter what your financial situation is or what you have set your budget as, there’s a good chance you’re going to be stressed out about money at some point.


While you’re almost guaranteed to experience at least some of these stressful moments during the planning process, you can still take steps to reduce the amount of stress you’ll feel. Here are some tips.


Coping with Wedding Stress


One of the best things that you can do to deal with wedding stress is to temporarily get away from it all. You don’t have to actually physically get away (though that would be nice!) but taking a break can certainly help. Do something to distract yourself. Whether it’s playing a video game, watching a movie (that has nothing to do with weddings!) or participating in a sport, taking your mind off of the wedding can be a great idea that can help reduce stress.


It’s also important that you lean on your support network. Your partner, your friends, your siblings and your parents can all be good sources of help and support during this time. If your friends are annoying you, talk to your partner, if your partner is annoying you, talk to your parents, if it's your parents causing stess, talk to your siblings, etc. Alternate the support around so that you end up getting help with every situation that comes up.

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