The day he proposed was probably one of the greatest moments in your life...you looked him in the eye and squealed "Yes" with no hesitation! Fast forward a few weeks after the initial shock and excitement has calmed down, and the actual planning of the big day has started. Since you've most likely never done this before, you had NO IDEA how much time and energy would be needed to meet the demands of planning your nuptials. On top of that, you still have your everyday obligations to work, school, family, etc. (Insert scream here).
Before you start pulling your hair out, Stop. Breathe. Relax.
Wedding planning should be a fun and memorable experience. Don't let the stress of planning your big day ruin that experience for you. Here are 4 great ways to relieve wedding planning stress:
1. Hire a Wedding Planner - Ok, I might be a little biased, but one thing is for sure: hiring an experienced and professional wedding planner is a sure fire way to help relieve wedding planning stress. The key words here are experienced and professional. The right planner will put your mind ate ease in knowing things are being taken care of properly and on schedule. Relieving yourself of some of the more stressful tasks, such as researching vendors, staying on top of your budget, trying to figure out floor plans, etc. can free up more of your time to do the fun activities like shopping for your dress!
2. Date Night - Constantly being in "serious wedding planning mode" can put a damper on your romantic life. It is important to not get so wrapped up that you forget to make time for your significant other. Schedule regular date nights and get out and enjoy one another. After all, that is what married life is about: enjoying spending your life with the one you plan to spend the remainder of it with!
3. Spa Day - Gather up your bridesmaids and schedule a day of pampering!. A soothing massage, mani/pedi, and/or facial will not only soothe your body, but your mind as well. The relaxing atmosphere will more than likely make you forget about your wedding planning woes.
4. "Wine" Down - Sometimes it's the little things in life that bring us the most pleasure. Relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of a long and stressful day is a great way to relax and unwind. Curling up with a good book or renting a movie you've been wanting to see while sipping on a glass of wine is the ultimate relaxing night in. Not a wine drinker? No problem, a nice cup of hot chocolate or tea works as well.
What are some other great ways you can think of to help relieve wedding planning stress? Please leave a comment below.