If you’re nerves are shot and you’re looking for a few ways to deal with wedding planning stress, you’ve come to the right place today. I’ve said it many times before…weddings don’t have to be stressful. They really don’t. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t. I’ll be the first to admit that I wanted to rip my own hair out on several occasions when planning our big day. And I knew what I was doing for the most part! If you’ve never planned a wedding before, it can be totally overwhelming. No wonder you’re stressed out! But you’ve got to find ways to deal with all of those nerves and pressure. Here are a few of my favorites!
1.) A No-Wedding-Talk Date Night
Your fiancé might thank you for this one too. Plan a special night for just the two of you. It can be a fancy new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try or even a night in sweats with plenty of wine, take out, and Netflix to go around. Whatever it is, just make sure the topic of your wedding doesn’t come up. Make it a wedding-talk free zone and I guarantee you’ll feel better in a few hours.
2.) Step Away from Instagram
I love Instagram. I really do. I think it can be really helpful to brides at times. But dang it if it can’t just confuse the heck out of you too. After all, comparison is the thief of joy, right? All of that scrolling may be leaving you with unrealistic expectations of your own wedding and stressing you out way more than you realize. So step away from social media and just do what is in your heart.
3.) Get Out of Your Own Head
I’m an overthinker. BIG time. I analyze and I reanalyze and then I consult someone and then I analyze some more. If you’re like me, STOP IT! No, for real. Worrying will get you nowhere and it’s probably part of the reason you’re so stressed out. Make a decision and move on! I guarantee the nitty gritty details that you’re agonizing over most likely won’t even be noticed by your guests.
4.) Sleep On It
Don’t let the sun go down on your anger, right? Wrong! When Justin and I get in an argument, sometimes it’s best to just go to sleep. I used to want to stay up and fight until the issue was resolved. But he taught me that usually if we just go to bed, we both waking up having realized how silly we were being. The same can be said for something that is stressing you out. Sometimes the best thing you can do it just walk away and come back to it later. You’ll feel refreshed and your head will be clear.
5.) Work It Out
Running, yoga, cross fit, whatever…just get those endorphins flowing. Working out makes you feel better because you’re forced to focus on something else (like breathing, form, or generally just not dying because you are like me and work out once every 87 days). Move your body and your stress levels are bound to go down!
6.) Take Care of Yourself
Girl, you can’t forget about numero uno! Stress can wreak havoc on your health. So make sure you’re getting enough rest, eating properly, and drinking a boat load of water. Take a nap, read a book, go get a massage, or treat yo’ self to a new pair of kick ass heels. Wedding planning is not worth risking your health! So make sure your brain and body stay in tip top shape!
What other ways can one deal with the stress of wedding planning? How do you combat it? Comment below!