Tips for Combating Wedding Stress!
times, brides and grooms experience different kinds of stress. Brides are
usually more emotional about the wedding plans and grooms can be more concerned
about, or “stressed out” about money. Whether you are a bride or a groom, it is
a time where all kinds of stress can manifest itself. Here are a few tips:
Expect that there will be stress in planning your wedding.
Why? There are a lot of decisions to be made, many details to be worked out,
and others may want, or try to influence you. That is not bad or wrong; it just
requires that you and your fiancé be aware of what is really happening. Try to
respond to issues and avoid reacting to things.
of the greatest challenges facing brides and grooms is their feelings of
wanting to satisfy everyone. There are so many people
involved - family, friends and relatives. Setting realistic
expectations is very important.
Don’t expect perfection. Expect a “terrific” day.
Setting expectations that are too high will create stress and lead to
frustration, and then more stress.
stressed about certain elements of the wedding such as, saying your wedding
vows or your first dance? Then, visualize the event. Spend some quiet
time alone, relax and really visualize in your mind the events going smoothly. Does
this exercise several times a day if you need to!
of the best ways to combat stress is to exercise. When things start getting
out of control - STOP. Take a break and go to the gym or go for a brisk
10 Tips for
Combating Wedding Stress!
are always some people (relatives or friends) that know how to “push your
buttons”. When you are feeling very stressed… be sure to stay away from or at least limit your
time with these people.Wedding
planning can cause a great deal of stress between the bride and the groom.
Individually, they should be aware of their thresholds
for stress, and how much stress they can handle in a given time period. If you
notice that one of you is nearing your “threshold”, then take a short break
from your wedding planning and does something fun together.
This is commonly referred to as “”. It can be a time of great
anxiety for the parents which can then create stress and highly emotional
issues for the bride and groom. Being aware of what is happening, REALLY
happening, is a big part of dealing and managing stress.
can cause a great deal of stress. Don’t try
and do everything yourself. Delegate as much as you can to others. Use the
you and your fiancé arguing more than normal? Realize that this is normal because you are spending
more time on wedding planning versus spending time on your relationship. That’s
why it is so important to take time away from wedding planning and spend time
with each other. A romantic dinner, a bike ride—whatever you both like to do
together (just don’t discuss the wedding plans!)