Rein in the Scope of Your Plans
A huge part of stress related to planning a wedding comes from trying to make sure all the innumerable elements of the day work in tandem. If you want to keep your cool, it may be time to think about shrinking the scope of your wedding plans. A vast, elaborate wedding may seem like what you want when you begin, but after a while, you may realize how much effort that will require and change your mind. Consider a smaller wedding or fewer guests if you want to have much less to worry about.
Don’t Expect Perfection
One of the best ways to stay calm during wedding planning is to realize that most weddings don’t go off without a hitch. There will be bumps along the road, and even on your wedding day, things might still go wrong. There is no such thing as a perfect wedding because you can’t plan for every eventuality. That doesn’t mean you should give up on your plans; it just means you should make your plans with the knowledge that many things could change along the way.
Take a Few Breaks
While planning a wedding may seem like it needs all your free time, don’t forget that you have a life outside of it as well. Allow yourself time to step away from the plans and just be a normal person again. The seating charts and linen samples will still be there when you get back, and they’ll probably be easier to deal with after you’ve had some time away from them. Don’t let what should be a happy day completely ruin all the days leading up to it.
Remember What Your Wedding Is Really For
It can be draining when you’re trying to plan a wedding that all your guests will remember. That’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself. Try to keep in mind why you’re getting married in the first place. It’s not to impress a bunch of people; it’s to share your love for your partner with the people you care about. The day should be about you and your spouse—not what other people are expecting of you.
It can be tempting to give every part of yourself to the wedding you’re trying to plan. Keeping these tips in mind should help you deal with the stress that goes along with them.