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Wedding Tips #7: Beating the Wedding Stress

26 July 2016

Planning your wedding can be one of the most stressful things you can go through in your life. While it is common for brides-to-be (and the odd groom-to-be!) to become overwhelmed with the whole process, we hope to calm the stress levels down a notch with these handy tips.
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1. Create a Wedding Plan.
Maybe an obvious tip, but putting a plan in place for organising your wedding can cut down on lots of unwanted stress. Build a timeframe of required “to-do-tasks”, and also try and set aside financial plans, allowing you to arrange payment schedules for all the supplier services you shall be using. That way, you won’t let the money side of things burden you down.

2. Delegate, delegate, delegate.
Learning to deal with stress involves knowing what you are capable of handling. You won't be able to do everything by yourself, no matter how much you are willing to try. Assign friends and family members with the million little jobs to be done, and also try and split jobs and tasks between yourself and your partner as much as possible. In our experience, couples sharing the load and working together creates a more harmonious wedding planning experience and helps avoid unnecessary worry and stress.

3. Ask, and you shall receive.
Let’s face it, for the majority of couples, this will be your first time planning a wedding. No matter how many magazines you’ve read or forums you’ve trawled through late at night, YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW EVERYTHING! Use the expertise of the wedding suppliers you have hired, particularly the wedding coordinator or banqueting manager at your chosen wedding venue. Arrange regular face-to-face appointments with these key personnel if you need to. They are happy to help and will calm you with their knowledge in their chosen field.

4. Arrange some “me” time.
Make sure you set time aside from wedding planning, either alone or together, and chill out. Designate time for the things in life you enjoy and help you relax (like yoga, exercise etc.) and ensure you are eating right to ensure top energy levels.

5. Remember why you are celebrating in the first place.
Finally, remember why you are celebrating in the first place. Weddings are a joyous occasion. But ultimately, the dresses, cake, flowers, food, and drinks have little importance to the success of your marriage. Take a moment to look around at the people that mean the world to you and your partner.

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