Wedding Stress Management: Tips to Keep You Sane
Even if you think you have everything under control when it comes to your wedding, you’re wrong. Nothing goes according to plan, and that’s okay! You’re going to freak out at some point and that’s okay too. A little pre-wedding panic doesn’t mean your wedding won’t be picture perfect. It just means things will be a little messy behind the scenes.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our handy wedding stress management guide, great for managing your emotions before the big day!
Step One: Don’t leave too much for the day before
There are loads of couples who get their closest friends and family together to help with last minute decoration details the night before the wedding. That’s great for the budget, but not so much for your mental health. We get it, you have to print out the menu cards with just the right font on just the right card stock and place it with the greenery just the right way. But rushing to get things done the night before is a pretty clear sign you’ll start to panic.
Getting married, no matter how confident you are in your partner and your relationship, is a big deal. You’re bound to have a “whoa, what is happening” moment at some point during the planning. The closer you get to the wedding, the more likely that moment creeps up on you.
The key is to try and plan a relaxing day before the wedding so as to avoid any unnecessary meltdowns.
Step Two: Spend time with others
If you have a million thoughts and worries racing through your mind, the best thing is to sit down with friends and family and talk. Whether you’re getting ready for the wedding or going out to lunch, just find time to breathe and relax.
The more time you spend with others the less time you’ll spend freaking out alone inside your mind.
Step Three: Disaster Control
If and when the freak out happens (in my case I was at a gas station the day before my wedding) make sure you get it out of your system. If you want to cry, cry. No one is judging you, you’re in the midst of a whirlwind of emotions. Just make sure you talk it out with your partner to make sure there are no lingering anxieties after the fact. They’ll forgive you for your meltdown, just make sure you forgive yourself.
And on the big beautiful important day, no one will know what happened before you both say “I do,” so enjoy the moment!