According to a recent survey, 96 percent of you are stressed about wedding planning. We get it, it's totally understandable. You're planning the biggest day of your life and you still have other everyday life things going on as well. It's not just about the wedding planning itself, it's also about what weddings represent. It is a huge change for everyone involved, and change isn't easy for everyone.
Before you begin to stress over every single thing, read these things on how to calm your nerves during the wedding planning process and begin to practice them right away.
35 percent of couples are stressing about all the little details. If you let all the little details drive you crazy, of course you are going to be stressed. Sit back for a second and remember what is really important. You're marrying the love of your life. Those customized napkins and table place settings really aren't going to matter in the end.
Instead, prioritize the things that are most important to you. Maybe photography and food are most important to you, so every time you get caught up in the little details, refer back to the list of the most important things to you. This will also help you stay in budget and keep yourself from getting so stressed.
Parents can also be a major source of tension. 53 percent of couples say their parents are the biggest stressor, while 33 percent say its their in-laws. If your mom and dad are contributing to the wedding, they bought themselves some say (within reason). We suggest sitting down to talk with them and talking about what is important to you.
Create a Plan B
Sometimes, there are things that might not go as planned. It is always best to be prepared just in case.
Make Time For Yourself
In stressful times, it is always important to make time for yourself. Of course this is an important thing all the time, but it is easy to forget when you have a lot going on. Set time in your schedule for wedding planning and then set more time for doing something you love. Whether it's relaxing outside, getting a massage or watching a movie - just pick something that will take your mind off of wedding planning.
Go On a Date
Wedding planning can be hard on a relationship. 43 percent of couples say that wedding planning puts a strain on their relationship. Plan some regular date nights to help with this. It doesn't have to be extravagant, it could be as simple as a picnic with sandwiches from home.
Sometimes it's really hard to relax and eliminate all distractions. Find a video on Youtube that walks you through meditation and practice that once a day.