How to Manage Pre-Wedding Anxiety
Ask any bride – wedding planning is stressful. Pre-wedding anxiety is a thing. Whether you’re panicking about the dress or going over your budget, planning for the biggest day of your life can all get a little too much. However, just because wedding planning is inevitably stressful, doesn’t mean you have to keep a stiff upper lip. Here are some of our top tips for battling the stress and anxiety that comes with planning your special day.
Talk to your Bridesmaids
If you find yourself struggling with planning, your bridesmaids are always there to give you a helping hand. Whether it’s anxiety or something as simple as choosing drinks for the big day, your bride tribe knows you best and can help give you the advice you need.
Bottling up thoughts and feelings inside is never helpful and will always make you feel worse in the long run. Make sure to communicate your thoughts and be honest about how you’re feeling with your bridesmaid. Afterall, bridesmaid duties extend beyond making sure the bride has eaten on her wedding day.
Take a Break
All of us are guilty of working too hard. And wedmin is no exception. No matter what you do or how hard you work, taking regular breaks will make you more productive in the long run.
With a clear head, planning will suddenly become a lot smoother, as well as allowing you to look at decisions from a fresh perspective. Whether you’re having a Netflix day on the sofa with a cup of tea or taking a weekend road trip, do what makes you happy, feel fresh and recuperated. One thing to note – don’t feel guilty about it.
If you want your wedding planning to be as smooth as possible, organisation should be top of the priority list. How could you possibly keep everything associated with your wedding straight in your head if you haven’t written down a plan?
We suggest investing in planning pads (see some great examples here) and conjuring up a long-term plan and deadlines for things you want to get done and by when. It doesn’t matter whether it’s picking your dress or choosing the date for your wedding, having it all down on paper can only be positive for your mental health.
We get it – your wedding day couldn’t be more important. It’s the day you’ve been dreaming about and every little detail matters. However, it’s important to understand that you can’t do it all by yourself.
Delegating parts of your planning to trusted family and friends will take a huge weight off your shoulders, as well as allowing you to focus on the things that really matter. Whatever it is you choose to delegate, your life will be a whole lot easier for it.
While some stresses associated with wedding planning are inevitable, you shouldn’t forget to enjoy yourself as much as possible along the way! This opportunity is (hopefully) a once in a lifetime experience and spending it super stressed just isn’t the way to go.
Along with taking breaks and delegating, spending quality time on the things you really love. For us, that would be finding the perfect wedding dress that adds a special something to the whole day or styling your bridal party. There’s an endless variety of tastes and styles out there, so don’t be afraid to go a bit more abstract if it suits your personal style. Remember – stay positive and excited, as best you can!
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