There is no doubt that planning a wedding can be stressful. As if agreeing on a theme is not hard enough, you still have to taste cakes, fit dresses, send invitations, hire photographers and, perhaps the hardest part of all, deal on a daily basis with both of your families. If you really think about it, it is a wonder that couples even make it to the big day. The weaker out there may be prone to elope, call it quits or simply drop dead of exhaustion.
Nevertheless, couples immemorial have found it worthwhile to go through the extensive planning process and, when everything finally falls into place, most are glad that they stuck it out. If you are in the midst of planning your wedding and can feel your blood pressure rising, there are a few things you can do to relieve the stress. From taking time out for yourself, to simplifying things with a marquee hire, you and your spouse-to-be can rest assured that you can make it through to the big day.
The main thing to remember when you start to feel stressed out is that you are in this together. Planning your wedding is the first step to a long life together and while the wedding itself may sometimes feel like a burden, it is a burden you are both carrying. Many couples argue more frequently in the weeks leading up to the big day and while some of the tension may be caused by pre-wedding jitters, most of it is probably caused by the high levels of stress. Take the time to talk to each other and act like a normal couple.
Although the impending wedding may be taking over your life, it should not feel as though it is taking over your relationship. Have a home-cooked meal, go out to a movie or do something else that you used to do together. Try to find the humour in the multitude of mini disasters that happen every day. Laughter is one of the best ways to relieve stress and it will make you feel more connected to each other.
It is easy to put unrealistic expectations on your wedding. Whether you have been planning the event your entire life or the idea is completely new to you, chances are that you want the day to be perfect. It is important to remember, however, that perfection is relative. If you are so stressed out you can’t see straight by the time the day arrives, you will not be able to enjoy it, even if all the details are perfect.
Accepting that your real life wedding may be a bit different than the one in your head will make the planning process much more enjoyable. Be open to change and be willing to work around unpredicted restrictions. If the cake you want is too expensive, buy a smaller version and ask a friend to bake extra cupcakes. If your ideal reception hall is booked up, get a marquee hire and hold your reception in the park or on the beach. Most importantly, remember why you are getting married in the first place. When the vows have been said, the cake has been cut and the honeymoon is relegated to the photo albums, you still have each other.
About the Author:
Amelia Young has years of experience writing articles and blog posts on event-related topics such as: Marquee hire, Catering equipment hire, mobile bar hire.