While wedding planning is an exciting time in any bride’s life, it also has the potential to be an incredibly stressful period. There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding, and the stress can take a toll on both your physical and mental health. These tips will help you fight against these stressors and keep both your physical and mental wellbeing in top shape – from the moment you say “yes” to when you say “I do.”
Don’t Put Off Tasks
The easiest way to build up stress during the wedding planning process is to put things off. It may be tempting to say you’ll do something at an indefinite “later” date, but that often just leads to you scrambling to get things done at the last minute – which will be far more stressful. Put an organization plan in place, and intelligently pace your planning process to avoid more stress down the line.
Take Regular Wedding Planning Breaks
Wedding planning can start to take over your life, especially as you get closer to the big day. In order to keep stress levels down, it is a good idea to schedule in some moments that are wedding planning free. Plan for a date night with your partner where wedding talk is off-limits, or take a “me-day” and treat yourself to one of your favorite de-stressing activities. Taking yourself outside of the wedding planning bubble every now and then can help you reconnect with all the other important aspects of your life. It’ll also help you dive back into planning feeling more refreshed.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
It is often easy to forget the reason for planning a wedding in the first place: to get married to the person you love! While small things might go wrong or not as planned during the wedding planning process, it is important to remember the true reason as to why you are here. Connect back to your reason for getting married whenever you feel inundated with stress, or when it seems like everything is going wrong – the problems will seem far less significant.
Bring Some Movement Into Your Life
You might have some personal physical health goals you are trying to hit before the wedding, but this tip has nothing to do with weight loss or muscle toning. Physical activity can help you let go of stress and connect to a much calmer state of mind, so find ways to implement more movement into your weekly routine. Don’t think you need to do an intense workout – you don’t have to turn into a gym rat if it’s not your style! Find a workout video you can follow along at home, dance around the house to your favorite song, or simply go for a walk around your neighborhood. You’ll immediately feel the stress melting away!
Prioritize Eating Well and Hydration
Our healthy eating habits can be one of the first things to go out the window when you have an unbelievably jam-packed schedule. However, if you aren’t giving your body the nourishment it needs, you’ll end up feeling sluggish and not at the top of your game. Look at your eating habits and make sure you are getting the essential nutrients and water that you need on a daily basis to ensure you are in your best shape. This is especially important in the weeks leading up to the big day – you’ll want to be in great health!
Get Your Z’s In
Good sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing, and you shouldn’t allow wedding planning to cut into your much-needed rest time. Make sure to create a curfew for yourself, such as no wedding planning past 9pm. It’ll also be beneficial to give yourself some “wind down” time before bed so that you don’t go straight to sleep with your mind bursting with wedding planning thoughts.
If you are a bride in the process of planning your wedding, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show near you to connect with wedding vendors in Georgia and the Southeast. These impressive professionals of all talents will help bring your wedding vision to life!