Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be highly stressful. With so much to do and think about in the lead up to your Big Day, it can be easy to get caught up in a cyclone of never-ending stress and anxiety.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it is inevitable that you will feel a certain level of stress as you rally around making sure every detail of every plan is in place. While it is a little unrealistic to aim for a completely stress-free wedding planning process, there are simple things you can do to help you feel calm and in control
1: Manage Your Expectations
Speak to any Bride (or Groom!) to be and they will probably tell you that the biggest culprit of wedding planning stress is striving for perfection. When planning your wedding, aim to please yourself instead of others – after all, it is your big day, and if you are happy, everyone else will be happy too!
Instead of working yourself up into a frenzy by trying to do the impossible, talk to your partner and come up with clear boundaries about what you are and what you are not prepared to do. Learning to say no can be very liberating!
2: Set a Realistic Timeframe
The more time you give yourself to plan your wedding, the more you will be able to relax and enjoy the process. Remember that things can (and probably will) change in the months before your wedding, so setting a realistic timeframe will allow you room to deal with any unexpected problems or issues.
3: Build A Support Network And Delegate
Some things are done better as a team, and planning a wedding is most definitely one of them! This is your special time in your life, and no one expects you to play the superhero by taking on everything on your own.
If family and friends add to your stress (which they sometimes do during wedding planning!), there is always the option of seeking help and support from a professional wedding planner. These people are highly experienced and can offer you assistance in the areas you are struggling with the most.
4: Make Time for You!
Wedding planning takes a lot of your time and energy, but it is important not to forget about the most important aspect of your wedding of all – you!
Try to dedicate some time each day to doing something that you enjoy that is non-wedding related. Read a chapter of your favourite book, watch a funny movie, or pick up an old hobby. Taking some time out for yourself and looking after your mental health is just as important as anything else in the wedding planning process.
5: Focus on Your Breathing
Crazy things happen to our bodies when we are highly stressed – our breaths become shorter, our heart rates increase, and our blood pressure skyrockets!
When you feel your stress levels starting to get out of control, focus on your breathing instead of the situation. When you slow and deepen your breathing patterns, your heartbeat will slow down, your muscles will begin to relax, and your mind will become calmer. While you can’t always control what happens around you, you can control how you deal with the situation, and practising this basic relaxation technique will allow you to think more rationally if and when an unexpected issue arises.
While it is normal to feel a certain degree of stress and apprehension in the months before your wedding, it is important not to let your worries overshadow your excitement. By following the advice in this post, you will be able to say “I do” to a calm and enjoyable wedding planning process!
And if the above doesn’t work, then why not give Laguna Event Catering a call to see if we can help – Laguna are experienced Asian wedding caterers at a range of wedding venues. so incase you’re stressed then get in touch with us today!
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