It's naturally only to feel anxious before your big day. All that running around, ensuring everything is in place, checking off endless lists - it can be ridiculously stressful. And you need to keep your cool to be able to manage everything. In such a scenario, relieving that stress becomes a priority task as well. Don't be foolish thinking you can skip it. It is as important a job like the rest of the wedding planning. So, here are a few useful tips to help you keep stress at bay.
Make sure you talk to your partner about what you want your wedding to be like and discuss details in order to avoid extraneous factors getting in the way. You want your wedding to be your day in the sun, so do not let anyone else controlling it. Discuss all your concerns beforehand, be it with the caterer, invitations or your cousins who are taking care of allotment of accommodation to your guests. Have a backup ready for almost everything. It also involves having a bridal emergency kit for yourself.
2. Reach out to your loved ones
Do not be afraid to ask for help! Your friends and family want to share the journey with you and they will be more than happy to lend a helping hand. If you're confused about the caterer or dress material, call up your favourite aunt or best friend and seek advice. You'll feel much better! Remember, it is your best friend's duty to help you keep cold feet at bay so trust them with your inner fears. Talk to them and they will surely come up with some way or the other to help you through whatever it may be.
3. Time management is your best friend
This is true in the weeks especially leading up to the big day. You'll want to plan a few things, jot down items and delegate tasks. The more organised you are, the less you'll feel overwhelmed by it. If you need help, its best to use online wedding planning tools so that you can have everything on the go. Make sure that amid all the planning and managing deliveries for different items, you get enough time for sleep. You wouldn't want puffy eyes and buzzing head during your wedding festivities.
4. Laugh it off
You must not let every little thing get to you. Someone messed things up a little and now you have a slightly inappropriate playlist? Hey, It makes for a great story. Mild hiccups make the event memorable and they should definitely not be adding to your stress levels. Also, these goofy moments are what you recall the easiest when reminiscing about your wedding similing like a fool thinking about it.
5. Meditate, Run, Bake
Do not forget to take time out for yourself and do something that you enjoy doing. You may have an incredibly packed schedule and feel like the hours in a day are not enough to get everything done but you must take a breather. Even if you can only spare 20 minutes, use that time to relax and unwind. If you keep on going like a non-stop train, we're afraid you might crash. You're human, you need time to relax and recharge. Indulge in self-care activities like Yoga, meditation and Reiki.
6. Express yourself
Do not be afraid to say what you're feeling. It's okay to be nervous or frustrated. Write it down, blast music, let it go. Rant to your fiancé and share your mutual frustrations. It's normal, it's perfectly okay. Write down how you're feeling on a piece of paper. You'll feel a lot less stressed later. Paint and draw if art is your language or go for a kickboxing session to lighten your mood. Keeping it all bottled up thinking that you can handle it all is not going to help, trust us. So express yourself openly.
7. Be nice to yourself
Go for an extra session at the spa or get a new set of clothes and experiment with your wardrobe on bad days. Pamper yourself - after all that running around, you've earned the right to treat yourself to a few lovely things. In a healthy body resides a healthy mind and only a healthy mind can take on all the pressure of wedding planning.
Remember, every frustrating thing will pass and you'll look back fondly at everything that happened. Remember to make the most of it. And it's okay to have a few moments of outbursts, you're human. Don't be hard on yourself for that. Take everything with a hearty dose of humour and you will instantly feel the pressure lightening on your shoulders. If the pre-wedding stress catches you at the worst of timings, your wedding day, just follow your relaxation routine and you'll be ready to slay in no time.
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