6 Tips to Take the Stress out of Wedding Planning  

08 JULY 2016

It's an incontrovertible fact that wedding planning can be stressful. Ensuring that every single detail is in place before your big day requires a certain level of patience and trust in both yourself, your planner and your wedding crew. Even most organised bride or planner cannot guarantee a stress-free wedding.

Brides, therefore need to be able to minimise stress factors that can be avoided and at times, be able to decompress from the strain that comes with planning their weddings. Here are six ways in which you can drive the stress out of your planning activities.

1. Get an Early Head-Start
No, we're not telling you to rush headlong into the planning, the second your man has placed that ring on your finger. But, we do recommend getting an early start. As it is, the more time you have to plan your wedding, the more time you'll have to ensure you get everything right: from choosing the right venue to choosing your wedding dress. Professional planners usually recommend starting at least a year in advance.

2. Hire a Planner
You cannot do it all on your own. Hire a planner or wedding coordinator who can efficiently walk you through the process. You'll need to be able to trust that she can take a good chunk off your wedding stress away. With a planner to take control of the various wedding vendors and other aspects, you can feel free to focus on what really matters: you and your fiancé. After all, the wedding is a celebration of you and him. So, it's important that you don't lose sight of each other during the days leading to your big day.

3. The Only Person You Need To Please: You
Yes, there's always going to be situations where you'll have to fall in line with certain family wishes or obligations. But, only to a limit. Remember, you can't please everyone. You'll drive yourself crazy if you try. Choosing things such as your wedding dress or venue to please someone else is never a good idea. The day is YOURS to begin with, and while its fine to be open to suggestion, that's where the line should be drawn. The only person whose approval you need to seek on certain major decisions, besides yourself, is your groom. Come to an agreement with each other on what you both expect from your day, and stick to your guns.

4. Assess Everything and Stay Focused
Know what you need? Write them down. Create a check-list. With that done, assess honestly to yourself what you can take care of on your own, and what you'll need help with or need to delegate. Once you have got that down, ascertain whether your budget can accommodate it all, and weed out anything that doesn't need to be there (trust your gut and conscience for that decision), and ensure that your budget is being reasonably used. Be flexible, but realistic.

5. Distract Yourself and Find An Escape
Sometimes the best way to beat the stress is to gain some distance from it. Plan an evening out with your fiancé or your friends. Immerse yourself in the mundane – treat yourself to a non-wedding related shopping splurge at the mall or catch a movie or indulge your sweet tooth at your favourite bakery (Yes! You can forget those pounds you're trying to lose for a day!)

6. Relax and Pamper Yourself
Book yourself a session at your favourite spa or massage parlour. A good massage can ease the tension in your muscles and get the blood flowing more freely through your body. You can also spend a quiet half-hour of meditation every day in the morning – the physical and mental benefits of meditation are numerous, including the fact that it lets you start your day in a relaxed, yet invigorated frame of mind. Another way to relax is to take a long relaxing soak in a bath filled with aromatic essences like lavender and jasmine.

Remember, much of the stress comes from within. In most cases, removing yourself or the source of the stress is a good place to start.

At TheWeddingMart.sg you will find a plethora of qualified wedding organisers and vendors who have built their business on the firm trust of brides they have worked with. 

Category : Wedding Planning

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