We get it, wedding planning can be extremely stressful! Between coordinating with vendors and making sure all of your guests are comfortable, it can be hard to enjoy the process. We have put together a list of healthy habits to incorporate into your planning process so you can have fun while you plan your dream day!
1. Set Boundaries
All of your loved ones are so excited for your big day, but sometimes this can make it difficult to talk about anything else. Whether it is your family asking endless questions about where they are sitting and what food will be served, or your friends asking what they should wear and where to get a good deal on a hotel, these conversations can be exhausting. Make sure you set healthy limits with your loved ones on what you can talk about, and what topics you would rather avoid. You can also set boundaries on when you are able to talk and when you would rather have the focus be on something else. Setting these limits will prevent wedding planning from consuming your life and keep your mind clear to enjoy time with your loved ones.
2. Make time for yourself
While sometimes you may feel as though your wedding has become a part of who you are, you have to remember that it does not define you. Make sure you are taking some of your free time to do things that you enjoy that are not wedding related. Take a yoga class, go see a movie, or even enjoy some pampering. You have to allow yourself time to refresh and do the things that make you happy so wedding planning can still be fun, rather than stressful.
3. Trust your vendors
This is a tough one for many people, especially if you have experience planning events, but a relationship without trust is not a relationship worth having. You have to remember that you hired your vendors for a reason, and you have to trust that they will do a good job and make sure that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. Stressing out about the little details that your vendors can take care of will just put even more pressure on you and prevent you from enjoying your wedding day.
4. Make sure you are taking care of your body
Sometimes your priorities are focused on other wedding items and you forget about the most important person…you! Make sure you are checking in with you body and giving it what it needs to fuel itself: -Are you getting enough sleep? -Are you drinking enough water? -Are you eating a healthy, balanced diet? -Have you taken your wedding weight loss to an extreme? Making sure you are keeping your body healthy will make it so much easier to de-stress during the planning process.
5. Ask for help
Remember all of the loved ones we mentioned earlier? They are not only there to ask tons of questions to stress you out. They also want to help you make sure the day is perfect! If you are feeling overwhelmed, give some small tasks to your family and friends, they will be happy to help and this will give you some free time to focus on keeping yourself healthy. Trust us, if you give away some of your responsibility, your wedding day will still be perfect.
6. Have fun!
This is the most important thing to remember when planning your wedding, but it is something people so often forget. Keep in mind what your wedding day is about: marrying the love of your life. So remember to smile, laugh, and enjoy the process with your fiancé because that will set the stage for a wonderful life together!