Weddings are a lot of things. They’re fun; they’re romantic, they function as a clear divide between your old life and your new, and so on. However, you can’t deny that they’re not always a walk in the park, sometimes, they’re anything but! However, while most people know to expect some spikes in their stress level during the planning process, you don’t have just to accept whatever comes your way. Indeed, there are things you can do to, while not eradicate stress entirely, at least keep its presence to a minimum. We take a look at some of these things below.
Make It About You
You’re not going to please everyone. While you should try to make your friends and family as happy and comfortable during the wedding as possible, keep in mind that this is YOUR special day, not theirs. Now, this might sound like a tad selfish, but there’s a reason for it. If you’re trying to make everyone happy all the time, then you’re going to be a mess – what makes one person happy will make another person upset, and so on. At some point, you’ll just need to suck it up and make your wedding day about you, and no-one else.
Work with the Experts
Whether you’re having a wedding for forty people or four hundred, there’s going to be plenty of details that you need to take care of. And yes, making sure that everything is planned well enough to make the day go off without a hitch can be stressful. However, there is a way to get around this. If you work with a wedding planner, they’ll be able to help you organize everything. It’s much less stressful if you’re working with someone who knows what they’re doing!
Go With the Flow
Of course, some people will always find ways to wedge stress into their wedding planning and day. And when things don’t go perfectly – as they inevitably won’t, because something will go wrong – then the stress levels can boil over. As such, it’s best to enter into the whole arrangement with an attitude of “I’m going to go with the flow.” If you can know and accept that some things are going to go wrong, then you’ll find it much easier to adopt a cheery disposition when, say, the car you hired for your bridesmaids is slightly late.
It’s Not a Competition
In the age of Instagram and glossy magazines, it’s easy to look at other people’s weddings and think that you’ve somehow fallen short. But remember: it’s not a competition! In any case, the best weddings are all to do with the vibe anyway. Work on bringing as much love as possible, and you’ll match up to anyone’s wedding day!
Finally, try to keep the bigger picture in mind. It can be hard work planning your special day, but you’re doing it all for a reason – to show the world how much you and your partner are in love. Don’t forget it!