The wedding planning process is stressful – that is for sure. During your engagement period, it is very easy to allow yourself to get lax with your wellness routine, but I believe that a wellness routine is essential when it comes to planning a wedding because it can reduce stress, increase happiness, and of course, just make you feel better, in general. Here are a few wellness tips that you need to keep in mind during the wedding planning process:
Take Time To Relax
Brides-to-be: please take the time to relax while you are planning your big day! Your biggest job was selecting the perfect wedding dress so now is the time to mentally prepare. I know this can be so hard to do because there are so many things on your to-do list, but it is essential. Schedule a few massages during your wedding planning process, get your nails done with friends, or go to a yoga class. Your body and mind will thank you!
Don’t Do Everything Yourself
Although I know it is hard to release control when planning your wedding, try your best to let others help you – especially when it comes to the professionals who plan weddings each and every day. Taking on all of the tasks yourself is a recipe for failure. Listening to the experts can alleviate miscommunication and can even save money on your wedding.You will not have a bad wedding day by planning it 100% on your own, but you will be stressed out for no reason at all. Even if you want to plan most of it on your own, hire reputable vendors and an amazing venue who can help answer your questions and that will be willing to get creative and let you bounce ideas off of them. For example, the North Carolina Mountains offers an elegant and peaceful wedding venue you will never forget.
Focus On The Big Things First
If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, or if you are reading this and you have planned a wedding before, you know how many things go into the process. It can get stressful to say the least, especially when you start thinking about all of the little details that you must plan. To help reduce your stress levels, try completing all of the big tasks first, and once the guts of the day are planned, then you can start focusing on the smaller things. That way, if worst comes to worst and you cannot find time or budget for the little things, you have already planned out the main part of your big day. In terms of “big” things, think venue, dress, bridesmaids/groomsmen, bouquet, etc. Things that might seem important, but that are not totally critical for the day to go on, might include decorative flowers, gifts for the bridesmaids/groomsmen, music playlist, etc. Once you have the important pieces planned for the party to go on, you can reduce your stress by knowing that no matter what happens with the smaller details, the wedding will go on. Then you can begin to focus on the details with a clear mind.
Incorporate Healthy Foods + Hydration Daily
You cannot plan a wedding if your body does not have the energy and/or focus to get all those details in order! Give yourself some help by eating healthy food that will give you natural energy, and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and ready to take on that planning. Getting some good sleep will help you out, as well!
Remember What It’s Really About
At the end of the day, no matter what might go right or wrong or just not go at all, don’t forget what your wedding day is really about: celebrating your love for your partner and joining your lives together with some of your favorite people. Even if your flowers aren’t totally perfect or you can’t get the exact venue you want, your big day can still be so special and fun! Some of the best and most fun weddings I have ever been to have literally been in barns or very low-key, and I can guarantee you, the bride and groom were both having the time of their lives dancing the night away. In the end, this day is about celebrating your love. It can be a wonderful day or a horrible day where everything seems to go wrong, but ultimately you are the one who makes that decision.