Ways to Avoid Wedding Planning Stress

Do you feel like your wedding planning is becoming stressful? Check out our ways to avoid wedding stress...and breathe!


A wedding is a once in a life time event that requires a lot of planning, time, patience and perfection. It would be unrealistic to say that your wedding planning will run smoothly from the day you get engaged, and more than likely you are going to face difficult or stressful situations. Rather than join the Bridezilla club there are several ways in which to reduce stress, and calm those pre-wedding nerves.

Through out our lives we are told by our parents and mentors to think positive. It started when you were a late bloomer at school, to those final exams at college, interviewing for your first job, and the same even went for finding the perfect partner. Now that you have surpassed all of that and learned to think positive, you need to bring that technique back into action. Thinking positively through out the whole wedding planning process will make your experience so much nicer and you should feel more relaxed. With so much to organise things can sometimes get out of control, but if you maintain the calm attitude and stay positive the world of your wedding planning will seem that much easier.

The last month before your wedding will probably be the most hectic of all, but staying up till the early hours of the morning trying to arrange the seating plan or tying ribbons favour boxes isn’t going to make you feel any better. Getting a good nights sleep will do you the world of good and ensure that you are well prepared for the next month ahead. A lack of sleep can effect more than just your concentration. If you are constantly tired then it can become unhealthy and it won’t be just you that this is affecting. You need to stay on top of your planning, but if you are tired or experiencing lack of sleep then your whole experience will become more stressful and you won’t enjoy it as much as you could. If you are reading this right now and its 2:00am, put the magazine down and go to bed.

We all know the expression ‘practice makes perfect’. You might be nervous about walking up the aisle, saying your vows in front of your guests, making a speech at the wedding reception, or just committing to your perfect partner forever. You can’t practice the commitment bit, but if there are any parts of your wedding day that you are nervous about then it is worth having a couple of practice runs. If you want to get a feel of what walking up the aisle is going to feel like then I am sure your church will allow you to have a couple of trial runs the weekend before the wedding. Practice your vows, or speech in front of a mirror, and just remember that no matter what, on the day your partner will be there to support you and love you though it all. I know that wont eradicate your nerves, but it will make you feel better knowing that you have the support, not only from your partner, but from all of your family and wedding guests who have come to see you on the happiest day of your life.

The combination of thinking positively, getting plenty of sleep, and practising your wedding speech or vows should help combat some of those wedding nerves before your big day.

Top tips from hitched.co.uk:

  • Stay positive through out your wedding planning experience
  • Don’t over-do it. It might turn you into a bridezilla!
  • Take a big deep breath before walking up that aisle
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help if it all becomes too much


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