Stress! Yes, that insidious enemy that creeps—little by little—into our very core and expands until we feel our lungs are too compressed to take a deep breath. Been there?
Planning your wedding can be very stressful…. after all, it’s the event you’ve looked forward to all your life—and you want everything to be just the way you planned!
Here are some things to help you deal with the inevitable stress:
* Stay within your budget. Stressing over money is such a bad feeling!
* Distance yourself from people who bring on negativity, turmoil, and dissention.
* Find a venue that takes care of all the detail so that you don’t have to sweat the small stuff (or even the big stuff.)
* Realize that nothing is perfect. If there is a small faux pas on your wedding day (and there probably will be), be prepared to smile and know in your heart that NOTHING can ruin the joy of your day.
* Delegate, delegate, delegate. There are people who are willing to help—so give up some of that control and let those willing ones be in charge of various tasks.
* Try to be flexible—Plan B might actually work out better than Plan A, and Plan C might be fantastic!
* During the week before the wedding, do things that will relax you such as:
Get plenty of sleep, carve out some ME time, do some deep breathing, read a magazine, take a bubble bath, watch a movie (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Runaway Bride, etc.), take a walk in the country, do some Yoga stretches, have lunch with an upbeat person, get a pedicure, make a list of your blessings, lie on a “floatie” in the pool or lake, pray, listen to soothing music, take a nap.
Keep in mind that no wedding is totally without stress, but you have within you the power to slash it at the knees and squash it to a nub!