When asked the question, many people say that their wedding day was the best day of their life. This is a warming thought, but for some brides, it adds unnecessary pressure. Rather than planning a wedding, they’re planning the best day, not just for themselves and their future husband, but for all the guests. This is an impossible task and creates undue stress. To avoid turning into Bridezilla before your wedding day, remember the following.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your stress is to make lists. This includes everything from engagement ring research, such as trying on beautiful solitaire engagement rings, to finding the right bridesmaid dresses. If you write it down, it’s less likely to go round and round in your head. And you’re less likely to forget. Online lists are useful as you can share them with others and access them from different devices.
Find Ways To Relax
Wedding preparations are stressful; there’s no escaping that. At some point, you’re likely to feel tired, emotional and overwhelmed. Be ready for this; it’s a normal part of the process. Find ways to relax and unwind.
- Top up your Vitamin D and take a long walk in nature, whether it’s in the woods, up a mountain or on the beach
- Exercise regularly to maintain health and well-being
- Let emotions out; don’t let them fester and build up
- Try yoga or meditation which will help the mind and body
- Have a few early nights to catch up on sleep
- Take a bubble bath, light some candles, and read
- Keep up with your hobbies and do the things you love doing
- Be romantic and spontaneous
Go On Dates
Don’t forget to celebrate the promise you’ve made to each other. Take breaks away from the wedding stuff and go on regular date nights. You’re still the same people, so make sure you do the things you’ve always enjoyed. Savor this time that you’re in love and dating, before you become a married couple. Take some pics or set up a photo shoot so you can look back on your engagement in years to come. And don’t forget to give each other gifts – ideas online to surprise your bride or groom.
Find ways to make the preparations fun and exciting. When looking at venues, combine it with a leisurely pub lunch or an overnight stay. Visit wedding fairs to get inspiration. Put together a scrapbook of ideas or create mood boards. Get your girlfriends together and go for spa days or go through ideas over coffee. Don’t take it all too seriously. You’re planning a romantic union, not a work conference. Take time to celebrate with both sets of parents and immediate family. Instead of throwing an engagement party, plan intimate meals instead. Or do both.
In twenty or thirty years time, when asked about the happiest day of your life, you’re likely to say your wedding day or perhaps the day your children were born. It’s likely to feature somewhere in the top three of your best days. And it won’t matter that a few things didn’t go according to plan. You’ll recall the imperfections fondly.