Planning a wedding can be stressful especially when dealing with a number of vendors. Wedding planners can help mitigate this stress but an organized individual can handle this. Staying organized is imperative as you need to list out everything so you do not forget an important detail. Having help from a friend or family member is something that most people opt for. Taking a proactive approach is imperative as leaving things up to chance can be a recipe for disaster. The following are tips to help you manage stress effectively while planning a wedding.
Stick To A Routine
Stick to a routine to the best of your ability during the planning process. You should have time weekly that you dedicate to rejuvenating your mind and body. At times people can get caught up in planning their wedding leading them to never feel like they are rested. Getting into the right routine can allow you to rest at the end of the week or day. Taking dance classes can be a great way to exercise while ensuring your first dance at your wedding is a success.
Project Management Software
Project management software is going to be very important when planning a wedding. This can be the perfect way to manage all of your vendors and keep communication from them all in a consolidated fashion. You might have vendors that already have processes set up but to be hired for your wedding, you should set expectations. Most of the time they will just have to copy and paste their message into the software. You don’t want to find out that the florist made a mistake on what date the wedding was or the photographer backs out due to payment structures not being in their favor.
Don’t Turn To Alcohol
Drinking to manage your stress is not going to relieve your stress as you will just be stressed and hungover the next day. This doesn’t mean that you cannot have fun with friends but rather you should not cope with alcohol. The fact that you likely will not make the best dietary decisions after drinking is something you need to keep in mind. There will be plenty of drinks had at the wedding and parties leading up to the wedding. If you are trying to get into great shape for your big day, then eliminating alcohol from your diet for a few months could be wise.
Be Realistic About Your Expectations
Being realistic about your expectations is important especially if you have a limited budget. This doesn’t mean to settle but not every wedding will be perfect in every respect. The most important thing is being able to share this special day with family and friends. Beautiful weddings are not always the most expensive but rather the ones where guests have a great time.
Stress is a part of life and this stress can become too much when planning a wedding. Take the time to assess how stressed you are and how you can reduce that stress. Don’t count out a small wedding either as these can be just as intimate and fun as larger weddings.