What do you need to know about coping with wedding stress? What are the best things you can do in order to stay as calm as possible during this most trying of times?
If you've ever been involved with the planning of a wedding, you know that the months leading up to the big day can be quite stressful. Grooms and brides are running everywhere, taking care of plans, ordering cakes, hiring bands, finding a florists, choosing the guest list, not to mention going through all the requirements–both legal and religious–they need to take care of in order to make the wedding official. Families and friends of the bride and groom often chip in to help out with the duties and responsibilities, which only often adds to the stress, because they think the reception should be held at one place, the couple thinks it should be somewhere else. The arguments never cease, and everyone cannot wait until the magical day is over with.
That's why it's important for everyone who's involved with wedding plans to take ample time to relax and de-stress themselves daily. Here are some tips on how to remove the stress from your wedding-filled life.
• Get plenty of rest. Always sleep as much as you can every night. Put the wedding books and plans away at a set time each night and leave it alone.
• Exercise. It's important that you spend at least a half-hour three times a week exercising. Get your heart rate up, relieve some of that built-up tension and energy. Find a buddy to work out with; that always helps you work out on a consistent basis.
• Try to avoid arguments. Remember, your family just wants your wedding to be as perfect for you as you want it to be. You're all on the same side. The best way to handle wedding-decision conflicts is to have everyone submit their ideas to the sponsoring family and to the bride and groom, and then make educated decisions with calm discussions. It's not worth breaking the family up over. Remember, your family is on a budget and you need to stick to that budget.
• If you don't like how something is being handled during the wedding-planning process, give careful consideration as to whether it's even worthwhile mentioning. There's already enough stress throughout the months leading up to the wedding, do you really want to add more stress to the occasion?