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March 10, 2021

How to Handle Wedding Planning Stress

Are you planning a wedding and feeling like it’s taking so much out of you mentally, emotionally and physically? I know from experience, when I was planning my wedding back in 2017 – 2018 it was so stressful!

I strongly belive a lot of the stress was brought onto myself because I obsessed over every single detail of wanting things to be perfect. By stressing so much it caused major burn out because I was trying to plan everything by myself. I’m here to tell you, don’t feel like you have to go through this process alone, you have your Fiance, Family, Friends and don’t forget your Bridal squad is there to help you! In today’s blog I’m going to share with you tips on how you can reduce wedding stress and to make your life easier during this process.

Here are my top 7 tips to reduce wedding planning stress:

Delegate your Task

Planning a wedding is ALOT of work! Make sure to lean towards your close family or friends you trust that you can hand over tedious task. If you have a Bridal Party, don’t feel like you are bothering them, just simply ask if you can relieve some of your duties to them. Remember that’s what they are there for, to support you. Also, your Fiance is there to help, don’t feel like you have to go through this process alone.

Hire a Wedding Planner

If you feel like you are way over your head and you are drowning in a lot of task work you can’t handle, hire a Wedding Planner. Even if you are mid- way into your plans you can still hire a Wedding Planner. A Planner can help you manage your vendors, schedule and plan appointments and way more. Their job is to ensure everything is running smoothly and to relieve some of that stress.

Take a Break

Don’t get me wrong, planning a wedding is such an exciting time and it can easily take over your life if you allow it to. Trust me, I’m so guilty of this myself. When I was planning my wedding I literally would eat, sleep and breathe wedding planning! Since I was allowing it to take over my life, you know what it caused? BURN OUT! Mid-way into planning, I was so exhausted and didn’t want to do it anymore. So make sure you give yourself a break to decompress. I’d suggest taking a day or two out of the week from your wedding plans.

Don’t compare your wedding

It’s so easy to fall into a rabbit hole of Instagram and Pinterest right? Looking at what other Brides are doing or even how other people’s weddings are and how extravagant their weddings were. Don’t do it! More than likely you will be making so many changes to your wedding plans because you were focusing so much on what others did for their wedding. Comparing leads to spending money outside of your budget, you don’t want to do that.

Have Date Night

While wedding planning some times you can easily put your relationship on the back burner. It’s so important to date your Fiance during this process. The last thing you want to do is allow your wedding plans to put a strain on your relationship. I’d suggest scheduling at least once a week for date night whether that’s getting cozied up while watching Netflix, having paint night with wine or cooking together and making a fancy 5 course meal. Whatever you both are interested in, I encourage you to date your Fiance!

Have a venting session

The best way to let out some of the frustrations is to talk it out with your close family and friends, don’t feel like you have to hold it in. Just sit down with them and really chat about how you’re feeling and some of the things you’re going through.

Self Care

This is a major important one! Take care of yourself Girl! Remember when I mentioned to take a day or two from wedding planning, choose a day to Rejuvenate your mind and body to make time for self-care. Whether that’s going to get a mani and pedi, binge watching your favorite shows on Netflix or taking a yoga class. It’s best to step away from the wedding plans and take care of your well-being.

I hope this was helpful! Remember this is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life, you don’t want to look back and feel like “Dang my wedding planning experience was so stressful”! I know often times I look back on my experience when I was planning my wedding in, I was a HOT FREAKING MESS! To be honest, I think I caused most of my own stress. I want to help you eliminate the same stress and overwhelm I caused myself. I am excited to share with you my latest Youtube Video, click the link below to check out my experience as a past Bride!

Happy Planning Lovely! XO Jalyssa

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