How to Reduce Stress While Planning Your Wedding
We all know that planning a wedding, especially with little to no outside help, can be very stressful. It’s easy for us to let our brain wander into negative land but, there are a few ways that you can mentally prepare yourself before your wedding day! Assess the situation Sit and really think about the things that you know you can handle and what you know you’ll need support with. Be very honest with yourself and everyone around you. Being self-aware about the things that will cause you stress and having a plan on how to manage it will definitely help keep the stress level at bay! Schedule in some “Me” Time It is so important to make time for some R&R. Planning a wedding is hard work, man! Make time to (virtually) hang out with friends, family and most importantly, your significant other. Pamper yourself with an in-home spa day, Netflix nights, Zoom calls with friends and family, or even just schedule naps! Whatever will help relax and declutter your mind for a day! Keep Everything organized Calendars, journals and folders will be your new best friend. Keep all of your contracts organized both hard copies and digitals in a physical folder and in a folder on your computer. Keep your calendars up to date with appointments and keep an organized journal with questions and notes from your meetings with vendors. Delegate tasks If you start getting overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list, don’t feel like you have to do everything on your own. Although larger tasks like making calls and scheduling appointments with vendors is better for the couple to do, don’t be afraid to ask for help with smaller tasks like, addressing and stuffing envelopes, centerpieces and favors creations. This will give you enough time to focus on the bigger tasks like getting in touch with your vendors and keeping track of your appointments. Choose the right vendor team If you’re planning your wedding without the help of a wedding planner, be sure to do your research and meet with as many vendors as possible. Building the trust and making sure you are constantly communicating ESPECIALLY during this pandemic is extremely important. Like any relationship, open and honest communication is key. Hire a Planner The job of a wedding planner is to make sure that everything is running smoothly. If you are finding it difficult to juggle all of the vendors, you may want to consider hiring someone. A planner is going to be a major resource when it comes to vendors and keeping the stress at a minimum. Visualize the wedding day going well Don’t think about what can go wrong. Visualize the morning of, the ceremony and how your wedding party is going to remember the order in which to stand at the altar. Visualize the reception and how everything is going to run close to on time and everyone is going to eat, dance, and enjoy making memories with the happy couple. Invite all of the happy thoughts and do not let the negative cloud your mind. Things may not go as planned, but remember the importance of the day. No matter what happens, you’re going to marry your best friend, and that’s all that matters. If you enjoyed this blog, please be sure to subscribe to my mailing list and join my private Facebook group The DIY Blushing Bride, for more wedding related topics! Happy Planning! XOXO, Von Marie Von Marie Moniz is the Owner and DIY Wedding Planning Guru of Lovely Events by Von and Co-Founder of The DIY Blushing Bride.
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