Planning your wedding is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of your life. However, the stress of getting every little detail right can often distract from the romance and the excitement of your big accomplishment.
There’s no surprise that we place such pressure on ourselves to get everything perfect. Most of us have dreamed of this day for as long as we can remember so it’s only natural that we want the actual day to live up to our expectations.
But the wedding planning process doesn’t have to ruin all of the magic. Take a deep breath and take some time to destress, it will make your life significantly easier.
Avoid All Wedding Movies
You may think wedding movies will help you find inspiration, but the truth is they might just add to your stress. The weddings depicted in Hollywood are extremely unrealistic in every sense. For starters, they are tied to no frame of budget allowing everything to be as over the top extravagant as possible. For example, Carrie and Big’s wedding featured in Sex and the City would have cost an estimated $160,000, according to an analysis by Shane Co.
Let Your Wedding Party Help
It’s natural to want control over every detail of your wedding so that the entire day goes entirely how you want it to. However, this is a fast track to a lot more stress than it’s worth. Your wedding party is filled with your closest friends and family that want nothing but success for your big day, let them help. If they want to help you write invitations or plan out the seating chart, give them those responsibilities. Chances are, these people will be honored you reached out to them and beyond happy to assist you in the process. They don’t need to be making any major decisions, but they can make your life a whole lot easier.
Keep Yourself Busy
It may sound redundant to take on a new hobby on top of the extra work of planning out your big day, but it truly can work wonders. During the planning time period, whenever you’re not occupied your mind will immediately go to stressing about what wedding details you’ve forgotten about. Keeping yourself busy will eliminate the free time that only adds to your worries. Whether it’s getting a gym membership or bingeing a new television series, find something you love and commit to it!
At the end of the day, you’ll get married no matter what color your flowers are or what flavor icing you choose. Things will come together eventually so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to recreate the perfect Pinterest-worthy event.
The big day is truly about you and your relationship, so don’t let any of the little details take away from that. It will be special how much or little time you spend stressing about it all so you might as well give yourself a break and celebrate the last few moments of being officially single.