Don't Stress the Small Stuff

As a bride, you worry and stress about every minute detail of your wedding. Thoughts and ideas are constantly swirling around in your head; will you be able to zip your dress with the water weight you’ve gained this week? Can Uncle Fred sit next to Aunt Lucy at the reception? Will there be enough champagne for the toasts? Will the photographer get that perfect shot of you making your grand entrance? Will the videographer drop the camera in the cake, trust us we’ve seen it happen. With all the anxiety and apprehension that inevitably comes with planning a wedding, there are definitely ways to beat those emotions back into submission.

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Communication

Communication is key when making plans for your wedding day. Relaying your expectations to all parties involved with making your big day happen can definitely save you some headaches. Share all those details that you’re stressing about with the appropriate outlets. Even though these individuals are professionals in their fields, they also appreciate when you convey questions, concerns, and again, expectations. Just like you, they want your wedding day to be successful, memorable, and everything thing you’ve ever dreamed.

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Taking time for yourself

Wedding planning tends to take a lot out of you, both mentally and physically. You feel like you’re being pulled in every direction imaginable; wearing all sorts of hats trying to get things done. One minute you’re an accountant trying to figure out a budget and the next you’re a designer trying to create the perfect table décor. Throughout the process, it’s important to take time for yourself. Take a step back from all things wedding; clear your head and recharge your battery, your creative juices and mental health will thank you.

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Focus on what’s most important

When those wedding planning stressors have you in a tizzy and you’re feeling overwhelmed, just remember why you’re doing this, why you’re going through all this stress: you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and you’re taking the plunge into marital bliss. That is the most important thing. The cake, the flowers, even the dress will all be some afterthought 40 years from now when you’re surrounded by your grandchildren.

Justin Thompson