How to Navigate Wedding Planning Without Stressing Yourself Out

You and your soon-to-be husband are planning one of the most glorious and memorable occasions of your lives: your upcoming wedding. You’re probably having a blast, most of the time that is. However, there will come a time when you’ll disagree with things such as the seating chart and menu. Rather than letting disagreements destroy all the joy in wedding planning, consider those arguments as learning experiences that you can look back on. Consider the following tips to help make wedding planning as stress-free as possible:

Don’t Lose Sight of Your Main Goal

When stressed, it’s very helpful o keep in mind that the entire point of having a wedding is to spend the rest of your lives as husband and wife and to celebrate the occasion with those who matter to you two the most. In the grand scheme of things, no one is really going to remember if you serve lamb or filet mignon.

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

Involve your family and friends in as many wedding planning aspects as possible—from invites to looking at wedding photography and video packages. This way, you’ll avoid overstretching yourselves. This is likewise a perfect excuse to get together with all your loved ones on a more regular basis.

Be Open to Compromise

You need to learn how to compromise when deciding things according to which of you is really more passionate regarding a specific option. For instance, if you really must choose the color motif, then your fiancé should let you pick the colors. But remember to be fair as well. This means that you should let your fiancé decide on other wedding-related things and respect his decisions.

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Take Ample Breaks from Wedding Planning

Make certain days wedding-planning-free days. It’s very easy to get sucked into wedding planning mode that you sometimes forget to take breaks. But taking ample breaks will reduce the stress of planning and is very vital for your emotional health. You don’t need to go on a major vacation—but if you want to, why not—you can just spend your nights cooking dinner and chilling, being intimate, or going out to the movies. The most important thing to remember is that you should do all these things without discussing anything related to your wedding.

Rein in Your Families

Yes, you should honor and love your parents, siblings, relatives, etc. This doesn’t mean, though, that they should have any say on your wedding plans. The same applies to friends, colleagues, vendors, and others. If an issue arises from your family, deal with it. If an issue arises from your fiancé’s family, then he should deal with it.

Although there’s the misconception that planning a wedding could turn soon-to-be-wedded couples into bridezillas and groomzillas, this doesn’t need to be the case for you. Always keep in mind that you and your fiancé are embarking on an exciting adventure together. Don’t let the planning and the little things stress you out.

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