Planning a wedding is one of the biggest tasks for a bride to take on, and it often brings unwanted stress that can distract from your big day. Before you get in over your head, it’s important to set up a game plan that will keep you sane, while simultaneously accomplishing everything that needs to get done.
Start by planning the basics
There’s so much to organize when it comes to planning a wedding, and tackling everything head-on can cause even more hassle. Start with the simple factors, such as what color scheme, location, or season you want to get married in. These key details will lay the foundation for many other important wedding tasks, like the venue, bouquets, bridesmaids dresses, invitations, and table settings. This way, you can have a solid vision of what you want your wedding to look like, and plan accordingly.
Find ways to de-stress in your free time
It’s important that you make time for yourself and take a break from wedding planning to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Sitting at home and reading a good book, going to a yoga class, or drawing a warm bath while indulging in a glass of wine might help you unwind. It should be a fun experience to plan for your wedding day, and if it feels like a chore, you’re probably over stressed. If you find yourself drowning in the planning process, press pause and return to it once you’ve had some time to relax.
Let others help
Don’t feel pressured to do everything on your own, let those that are willing to help take charge over some tasks. By doing so, you won’t have to juggle everything all at once. As your wedding date grows closer, you may feel that there is still so much to do, and so little time. Reach out to your family, friends, and of course—bridesmaids—for some assistance in making sure that everything goes off without a hitch. Also, don’t forget to include your partner in the wedding designs and plans, it’s their day too!
Make a spa appointment
Never underestimate the power of a good massage. Relieving built up tension after months of planning can be just what your body needs, especially to decompress before walking down the aisle. While you’re there, you might as well book a facial appointment too. Stress can take a toll on your skin, and a revitalizing facial treatment might be the perfect solution to help replenish skin for a radiant glow on your wedding day. Spas are designed to enhance relaxation and reduce stress, so don’t be afraid to indulge yourself.
Prioritize your health
It’s easy to lose sleep over the wedding planning process, and it’s common to drink caffeine the next day to help make up for it. While it may be important to get things done on schedule, you shouldn’t let your impending wedding date rule your life. Make it a priority to get at least eight hours of sleep each night, and stay hydrated whenever you can. Working out will also help you alleviate stress while releasing endorphins that can improve mood.
Bio: Vanessa Bermudez is a contributing writer for Remedy Review and based in Brooklyn, New York. She is also the co-founder and editor of Modern Girls, a collaborative digital space featured in Girl Gaze Project and Teen Vogue.