Here are 10 tips that will be sure to calm down even the most frantic bride:
1. Schedule a Massage
All of that planning and scheduling can leave you feeling achy and – well – tense. Schedule a massage to help alleviate the pressures of your big day. It may be beneficial to seek out a therapist the week of the wedding, a couple days before you get hitched to make sure you aren’t still sore. Consider inviting a few gal pals to come along for a spa day if you get energy from having quality girl time but don’t fret about going alone if that would be more relaxing.
2. Hire a Wedding Coordinator
A wedding coordinator can help with every detail of your wedding, from finding a caterer to hiring a band to helping you figure out the best place to go to preserve your wedding gown. Knowing there is a professional who is working to ensure the success of your event can keep you from stressing out.
3. Enlist Extra Help
There’s no need to go it alone when it comes to getting all of the details done. There are plenty of people out there who would love to help out; all you have to do is ask. Invite close friends and family members over for an evening of detail work: tying ribbons, folding programs, addressing invites, etc. Supply a few snacks and some music, and collectively knock out your list of to-dos.
4. Remember Why You’re There
Your wedding day should be about more than just your wedding dress and venue. At the end of the day, you’re committing to someone special, and that’s what makes it all worthwhile. If you’re feeling stressed, think about all of the great things you have in common and all of the things you like to do together. This will help you as you continue to foster and build that beautiful life together.
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5. Go for a Run
Whether you’re a runner or not, exercise will do wonders for relaxing your nerves. Exercising releases endorphins, the “happy” hormone, which will help you reconnect with the excitement of your upcoming nuptials. So grab your running shoes and go for a quick jog to clear your head and boost your mood.
6. Plan in Advance
One of the best ways to relieve wedding stress and prevent a frantic week before the big day is to plan everything well in advance. With wedding checklists readily available online, there’s no real guesswork to planning the perfect event. Give yourself plenty of time and start checking items off of your list early.
When it comes down to it, the most important part of your wedding is the union of you and your partner. Weddings keep getting bigger and bigger, but there’s something to be said for keeping it simple. Not only will you save money, but you’ll put the focus where it belongs: on you and your future spouse.
8. Write it Down
Sometimes the best way to relieve frantic thoughts is to write them down. Journaling gives you the opportunity to share your feelings, including any worries you may have about the coming days ahead. Worried someone might read it? Write it down and then burn it. No one will ever know.
9. Go Out with Your Fiancé
All of the stress of planning can be hard on your relationship, unless you make it a priority to go out as a couple without talking about the wedding. Instead, plan dates that get you out and doing something together, whether it’s ice skating at a local rink or simply time away for coffee and a chat.
10. Eat Well
Stress eating does nothing for improving your mood or health. Pack healthy snacks for those moments when a little salty crunch is needed or your sweet tooth overtakes you. Keep meals balanced with plenty of greens for digestive health, which can help reduce bloat and help make you feel your best.
Planning your wedding doesn’t have to leave you frantic. Use these 10 tips to conquer wedding stress and enjoy the best time of your life.
Kacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.
The Drifter Collective: An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us.