As any newly engaged couple will know, planning a wedding can quickly turn from exciting and fun to intensely overwhelming!
With so many decisions to make and so many tasks to do, the burden of planning such a big party is enough to make even the most chill of brides feel stressed and nervous.
Luckily, there are simple and effective ways that can really help you calm your nerves. Keep reading for 5 tips to help you beat wedding planning stress and anxiety throughout your planning process!
#1 Make A Clear To-do List
Wedding planning can look like a giant mountain of tasks that you have to deal with. You will soon feel overloaded if you jump into it without a proper game plan. This can lead to anxiety–which can lead to further stress.
Our first tip? Create a clear to-do list (with every important task you have to do for each month) that you can easily follow step by step. Besides this, you can also relieve stress by making digital task lists and setting up automatic reminders to be sure that nothing will be overlooked.
#2 Delegate Tasks
Who said you have to do everything solo? Remember, this is not just your day. Your wedding is a celebration for you, your spouse, your family, and your friends, so there is nothing wrong with delegating tasks to your wedding party and other family members.
Honestly, you’d be surprised how many of your loved ones would be happy to help you make the planning process as easy as possible for you.
#3 Stop Comparing
Don’t forget that your wedding is about you and your soulmate, so it must be authentic to both of you. It’s natural to compare your wedding to someone else’s by scrolling through Pinterest boards, Instagram posts, and real wedding blogs filled with pictures of extravagant celebrations.
Getting inspiration is not a bad idea, but it can sometimes lead to severe stress by making you feel like your big day plans aren’t that good. Our tip? Avoid comparing your wedding to others instead; just focus on your vision and all the plans you have in mind for your own unique celebration!
#4 Set Boundaries
As soon as you share your engagement news, it often feels like everyone is offering you opinions, from your venue choices to your wedding dress selections. Let’s be honest; most of this advice can make your head spin even more! This is your wedding, and you have the right to plan it any way you want.
Here’s our savvy tip! When you get unwanted opinions from someone, it’s time to set some boundaries. You can appreciate and politely ignore their advice (without hurting their feelings) with a simple statement like, “Thanks, that’s something to think about or we’ll keep it in mind!”
#5 Schedule Time Away From Planning
Finally, our bonus tip! It’s normal to get bogged down with wedding plans, but don’t allow it to take over your life. Give yourself regular breaks from wedding planning to let your mind relax.
During your free time, do some fun! Whether taking a walk outside, watching a favorite movie, exercising regularly, or enjoying date nights with your future spouse, we recommend you do whatever makes you happy and fresh!