Posted on Sep 23, 2022, 2 p.m.
Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. But for many couples, the months leading up to the big day can be fraught with stress. From picking out the perfect venue to choosing your wedding party and sending out invitations, there's a lot that goes into planning a wedding. There's so much to do and so many decisions to make. It's no wonder that planning a wedding can take a toll on your well-being.
In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to look after your well-being while planning a wedding. By taking care of yourself, you'll not only be in a better frame of mind to enjoy your wedding day, but you'll also be setting yourself up for a lifetime of happiness with your spouse.
Set realistic expectations
You've probably been dreaming about your wedding for a long time. And now that the time has finally come to plan your own nuptials, it's easy to get caught up in making everything perfect. But here's the thing: there is no such thing as a perfect wedding. So instead of striving for perfection, set realistic expectations for what you can achieve. This will help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and stressed out during the planning process.
Delegate, delegate, delegate
One of the biggest mistakes couples make when planning their wedding is trying to do everything themselves. If you want to stay sane during the planning process, it's important to delegate tasks to family members and friends who are willing and able to help out. Not only will this take some of the pressure off of you, but it will also give you more time to focus on enjoying being engaged.
Take breaks from wedding talk
If you find yourself obsessing over every little detail of your upcoming nuptials, it might be time to take a break from all things weddings! Step away from social media, put down those bridal magazines, and take some time for yourself. Go for a walk in nature, read your favourite book, or spend an evening out with friends –just make sure you're not talking about weddings the whole time. This will help refresh and rejuvenate you so that you can approach wedding planning with a clear head.
Wedding-related social media can be great for finding inspiration and staying connected with friends and family who can't be there in person. But too much time scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram in particular can also lead to comparisons and feelings of inadequacy. If you start feeling overwhelmed or stressed out by what you see online, limit yourself to spending 30 minutes or less per day on social media, or take specific days off altogether.
Make time for self-care
When you're juggling work, family, and wedding planning, it can be easy to let self-care fall by the wayside. But if you're starting to feel the weight of all that planning on your shoulders, it's important to take a step back and focus on taking care of yourself, even if it's just for a few minutes. Whether you read, meditate, or take a relaxing bath, find something that helps you unwind and stick to doing it every day.
Remember it's important to get enough sleep when you're planning a wedding too. But easier said than done, right? If you're finding it hard to get a good night's rest, there are a few things you can try. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening, establish a bedtime routine that helps you wind down before bed, and create an environment in your bedroom that promotes sleep.
Planning a wedding can be an exciting but stressful time in your life. By following these tips on how to look after your well-being, you can help reduce stress and enjoy the lead-up to your big day. Just remember to focus on taking care of yourself first and foremost – everything else will fall into place.
This article was provided to WHN by Hannah Williams, who is a researcher, digital content and media provider, consultant, and health advocate.
As with anything you read on the internet, this article should not be construed as medical advice; please talk to your doctor or primary care provider before changing your wellness routine.
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