We all know that while planning a wedding can be one of the happiest, funnest & most exciting time of our lives, it can also be an unfortunate bearer of stress. The list below has just a few ideas to help along the path, so that the pressure of planning doesn’t impede on the fun & excitement of the big day.
Hire a Planner : This may the best suggestion of them all, even if the planner is a uncertified friend who has been designated the responsibility, have someone (other than the bride & groom) that can be the final voice of planning & preparation for the wedding. This person will make the final call & help to mediate when the pressure (& input) becomes too much to handle.
Hit the Spa – A massage is fantastic for relaxation, even if only for the 90 mins that it lasts, a nice rub down will soothe the mind & body.
Take a Break – Sometimes the best thing you can do is walk away for a while.
Work it Out – Physical activity will encourage your body to release natural chemicals called endorphins. These chemicals will trigger positive feelings in your body, giving you a natural high & allowing you to push through any anxiety.
Honeymoon Reminder – This was an interesting suggestion that I received from a friend; when all of the mayhem of wedding planning becomes more than a couple can bare, do a google search of your honeymoon destinations and click ‘images’. This will help to remind you that when all is said & done (pardon the pun), you will have had a fantastic day to start a wonderful lifetime with your best friend, & the pair of you will celebrate it in the fantastic location of your choice.
Start a Journal – Often times, documenting your feelings will help to a) make sense of them & b) get rid of them. Planning a wedding can also become a blur in the moment, writing a journal will give you something to look back on & remember after the fact.
Yoga – This is my all-time favorite way to de-stress that I recommend to anyone. Practicing yoga will elongate muscles, relieve tension & help to relieve your body’s stress-related toxins.