Overcome wedding planning stressEvery married couple knows there is nothing more nerve-wrecking than planning a wedding. Many went through the phase where they found themselves stressing out preparing endless details in the last several weeks before the wedding. It is not possible to avoid the stress of planning a wedding entirely; the best way is to learn how to deal with it effectively and peacefully. Start by remembering that it’s okay to feel anxious and nervous, and that wedding stress isn’t a sign that you’re having second thoughts. With the right approach, stress is something that can motivate you and keep you on track; the trick is to steer the wedding stress in the right direction.

The easiest way to relief yourself of pre-wedding stress is by talking to your partner. Most couple made the mistake of keeping their feelings to themselves; getting married means there should be nothing to hide from each other. Do not keep your feelings bottled inside; pick a time where both of you are in a fairly good mood to talk about wedding issues. Be honest about how you feel, but at the same time look at the situation from the other’s point of view. On the other hand, stress can come from feeling frustrated over one’s very own partner; it can be his seemingly nonchalant attitude towards all the planning, or his stubborn views on certain issues. In this case, talking to someone else who is also close will help to make you feel better. It could be your mum, sister, or a close friend; the point is to avoid the feeling that you are facing these problems alone.

Tell yourself that your wedding may not be as perfect as you want it to be. Any event involving so many people and so much logistics are bound to have some unexpected surprises; take it all in your stride and tell yourself that this is what makes it memorable. Most of the times people do not even notice any changes to your original plans, so do not worry unnecessarily. Remember to delegate other less important tasks to friends or relatives who are able to help, otherwise consult a professional wedding planner to help you negotiate and deal with the wedding planning. Of course, major decisions like selecting banquet venues, dresses and suits etc. must involve the couple personally.

It’s easy to ignore your health during the busy months leading up to your wedding. Incorporating exercise in your pre-wedding regime not only helps you get into better shape, it’s also a good stress-buster. Intense exercise releases endorphin which gives you a natural ‘high’; you will feel happier and healthier after having a great workout. Take some time off those planning stress whenever possible and give yourself a little treat; a massage, body scrub or even a haircut can be so rejuvenating that it takes all the stress away. Most importantly, schedule a wedding planning-free day as a couple, then go on a date and enjoy yourselves for the whole day.