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Beating pre-wedding stress and learning to let go of worry

Beating pre-wedding stress and learning to let go of worry

Feeling stressed from organising the wedding? If so, you’re not alone. Wedding planning can be seriously stressful business; it’s going to be the happiest day of your life and of course you want everything to be just perfect. This week, we’ve got some great tips to help you de-stress from all those niggling wedding worries along with a great infographic from Elegant Steps which feature some top tips to help you feel more prepared! So take a deep breath, exhale and relax, you’re going to be just fine!

Don’t stress about money

We know that not stressing about money is easier said than done, because weddings are expensive occasions. But there’s always ways to cut a few costs and enjoy a cheaper wedding day. Whether it’s having a tighter guest list, arranging for cheaper transport or making your own wedding decorations, you’ll be surprised at how much you can save with careful consideration!

Seek support from friends and family

If things do feel like they’re getting too much, then why not take some time to speak to a trusted friend or family member and voice your concerns and stresses. You may even find that once you’ve offloaded those thoughts, you may see them from a different prospective and feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders!

Make sure you get enough sleep

When planning a wedding, it can be all too easy to stay up late sending emails and getting things sorted. But one trick to eliminate stress is to ensure you get enough shut-eye. When we’re feeling sleep deprived, it’s all too easy to not be able to think straight and when we’re properly rested, we’re able to think more logically about situations and make better decisions. So give your body and mind a break and get an early night, you’ll thank us later!

Nurture yourself

Give yourself a break from all that wedding planning and give yourself a chance to do something nice for yourself. Whether it's sitting in your favourite armchair with a hot chocolate and a book, getting stuck into a cheeky bit of chocolate or enjoying a relaxing bubble bath, it's important to take some time out and have a little 'me time'.

Stop trying to control other people

A lot of wedding stress can occur when you worry too much about the actions of others, but really this is pointless. We can only control what we do or say and how we react to certain situations - we can’t control what others do in life. The best thing to do is know you’ve done all the preparation for the wedding that you can, and that you’re happy with your efforts.

Live in the moment and have trust

One of the best ways to get rid of your pre-wedding stress is to simply surrender to your worry and let go. Have trust that everything will be just fine on the big day and say stop to the multitude of ‘what if’ thoughts running through your mind that cause you anxiety. Remember that no amount of worry can help or change the future. Have trust in yourself that should something not go to plan, then you’ll be able to deal with it in the best way possible and that you’ll be okay. After all what is the worst that could happen? The lead up to the wedding should be a fun and exciting time of your life - you’ll want to look back on it with a real fondness, not remember it as stressful period of time!