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Tips to Help Beat the Stress of Wedding Planning | Oh Lovely Day

Although it’s all about a happy occasion, planning your wedding can be a stressful time. Here are some tips to keep the wedding planning from getting the best of you: 

Have date nights where you don’t talk wedding. You have to have some time with your partner where everything isn’t all about the wedding. It will keep you both sane and also keep building a great foundation for what comes after – you know, the marriage 🙂

Spend time with friends. Whether it is a pedicure, a night out, or a weekend away, getting in some quality friend time is just what the doctor ordered to beat the wedding planning stress.

Enlist help & delegate. You can’t plan your entire wedding all by yourself – you will need some help. Whether that comes from hiring a great wedding planner, or in the form of assistance from your mom or best friend, you need to ask for help and delegate tasks when you can. Hiring wedding professionals you trust and then letting them do their job without micromanaging will go a long way in reducing your stress.

Indulge in some stress beating activities. Whether it is a couple’s massage, regular workouts, a weekend hike or run, having a cocktail or two, binge watching Scandal… whatever works for you – do it! Repeat as often as necessary to feel relaxed.

Get enough rest. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but the single best thing you can do to be stress-free (and look good too) is to get enough sleep. If you’re finding yourself DIY’ing late into the night, or if your future spouse thinks your laptop is permanently attached to your lap, set a limit of how much you do in the evening and stick to it. Better yet, give yourself an hour before bed to watch TV with your partner, read a book, or take a hot bath so you’ll sleep even better.

While wedding planning can certainly be stressful, try to keep things in perspective. You are planning one of the best days of your lives and it should be fun. If it is getting to you, try one of these tips to stay sane, and remember you only get to plan your wedding once (hopefully) and one day you’ll miss that time in your life.

A lot of these tips are great for new moms/parents too. Getting out, talking about things other than the baby, having a date night with your spouse, and getting a workout (or a shower) are great ways to help fight new baby stress as well.

Are you finding wedding planning to be stressful? How do you stay relaxed?

Photo by Casey Connell Photography – see the full Great Gatsby real wedding feature here.

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