lets face it, wedding planning is a recipe for stress. between family expectations and budgeting and changes to the plan, there are always going to be issues that crop up and cause you grief. while a little stress is inevitable, let’s not let it get out of control, okay? here are three ways to cut down on the stress, and keep what’s important at the centre of your wedding.
– prioritize. here’s a newslfash: you can’t devote all of your energy to every single detail. well, you can, but that will just get you stressed out and burnt out, and really won’t help in the long run. devote more energy to the elements of your wedding that are the most important to you, and less energy to details that aren’t as integral (delegate them to someone else, even!). decide with your fiancé what tasks and details are most important to you both, and let those things be your focus, rather than agonizing over details that hold a lot less meaning for you.
– step away from the Pinterest. social media has a lot of merits, but its major downfall is that it’s terrible fuel for the comparison game. there is definitely a place for seeking out inspiration online, especially in the early stages of wedding planning, but once you start to get closer to the big day, ogling other peoples weddings is likely to leave you feeling like you’re missing out, and potentially wanting to change details that you’ve already decided on! nip comparison in the bud by limiting your intake of wedding inspiration once you and your fiancé have nailed down the bulk of your wedding details.
– remember the Most Important Thing. it’s been said before, but it’s well worth saying again: the Most Important Thing is that you are making a lifelong commitment to the person you love. agonizing over the design of your wedding centrepieces kinda pales in comparison to the commitment you’re making, doesn’t it? it’s strangely easy to lose sight of this in the midst of wedding planning. do whatever you can to keep this reality at the front of your mind, because the rest of your wedding details truly come second to this one.
got any advice on how to make wedding planning less stressful? we’d love to hear it in the comments!