Mitigate Wedding Stress
Just the other day, I found myself chatting with a new friend who’s a wedding planner across the country. She’s in the middle of planning her own wedding and after telling me her profession, she expressed a level of stress that’s looming over her own planning. So here I am, talking to you about wedding stress because I don’t wish it for anyone!!
I know what you’re thinking: That’s easy for you to say. You’re a wedding planner.
But it’s not easy for me to say. Anxiety is no stranger to me, but it is for weddings. There’s ways you can mitigate the stress from wedding planning, so here are some helpful tidbits from a girl who loves weddings, loves marriage, and loves organization.
And here’s the thing: from the very beginning, don’t let that stress build. Once you do, it’s easy for it to spiral.
From the start, determine your availability to even plan a wedding. If you and your spouse are busy professionals with little free time on the books as it is, hire a planner. Stop what you’re doing and investigate this option. Can you fit it in your budget? I bet you can.
If you can’t, get organized from the beginning. I mean, have hard conversations with family. Talk about how you envision this planning working and what you do need from those in your life to have an easy planning journey and also what you don’t need.
Get your spreadsheet of the to-do list ready. Organize it in a way that makes sense to your brain. Share it with whoever should see it and have it be a place where all your notes live.
Work on things slowly. This seems obvious, but I see it and hear about it too often. Please do not procrastinate. There’s no reason most of your planning (aside from a seating chart) can’t be finished a month before your date. Plan to be done your planning at least two weeks before your wedding!
Another helpful hint: if you know you’re prone to stress, consider that when choosing a venue. The type of venue can really determine the level of logistical needs there will be. More logistics often means more work, which can equate to stress.
All in all, take care of you! If you do feel stressed, reach out to a friend! Even email me, I’d love to hear from you! You’re not in this alone.