Tips for Brides to Avoid Stress and Enjoy the Wedding Planning Experience

Here are a few tips to keep you feeling good and to help you actually enjoy the process of planning your wedding.

If you’re like most brides, you’re busy planning your wedding with little or no help from anyone else. Those who are caught up in wedding plans can often get sidetracked and can become stressed out in the entire process. The result? A stressed out, frazzled bride who isn’t having much fun. Instead, try a few tips to keep you feeling good and to help you actually enjoy the process of planning your wedding.

Slow Down – Most brides take off running as soon as they get engaged. It’s a good idea to take a step back and take a deep breath. You don’t need to be planning your wedding every minute of every day. By slowing down you’ll be able to see what you’re doing, become more organized, and actually enjoy the planning process.

Get Help – No, you don’t need to do everything yourself. One mistake many brides make is thinking that they must have a hand in each and every item on their wedding planning list. Instead, get some help. Delegate some of the tasks to others and allow them to handle their tasks without interference. This will help you prepare for the wedding without extra stress.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Some brides get caught up in the small details of the wedding. Remember that some decisions really don’t matter all that much. Don’t dwell on the little details and keep in mind the details that are most important. As the bride you’ll need to be able to let some of the decisions go and don’t worry about the small things.

Keep the Big Picture in Mind – Remember that the process itself is part of the fun of the wedding experience. After all, for all the months of planning, the wedding itself will be over in a matter of a few short hours. You’ll be happier throughout the process if you can enjoy the experience of planning the event.

Don’t become a Bridezilla – Nobody likes a crazy bride. Avoid becoming a bridezilla by taking things less seriously. If you find yourself slipping into this stage it’s time to step back and do something to relax. Take a day off from planning and do something else. Have some fun with your fiancé that doesn’t revolve around planning the wedding.

Stay Organized – If you stay organized you’ll have a much easier planning time and therefore a better experience. Keep a notebook and calendar with all the information you need in one place. Use a timeline to keep you on track.

Relax – Finally, it’s important to stay relaxed. When you’re tense and nervous you won’t be enjoying yourself. Take bubble baths, get regular massages, exercise, and do fun activities that you enjoy. When you find yourself getting too stressed out do something to help relax and release the pressure you’re feeling. Ask your best friend to help you recognize when you’re getting too stressed out so you can take some time to renew yourself.