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How To Handle Wedding Planning Stress

By Amy Fletcher on 2020-12-19

Tips for Handling Wedding Stress

Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, and according to a new survey, 96 percent of couples feel overwhelmed while preparing for their special day. Moreover, almost 90 percent of engaged couples experience symptoms such as acne breakouts, hair loss and headaches due to pre-planning stress. Putting in the work to make sure that you look great and that everything will go smoothly on your wedding day may be your first priority, but it’s equally important to make time to de-stress and look after your wellbeing. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious while preparing for one of the biggest moments of your life, take heart: wedding planning stress can be handled easily with the right approach. 

Get some help

Many couples start to feel overwhelmed once they realize that there’s more to a wedding than choosing a gown or a suit and booking a venue for the ceremony and reception. If you choose to plan your wedding without the help of other people, you’re sure to feel stressed and tired, since you’ll be overseeing every tiny detail of your special day. To make wedding preparations easier for you and your loved one, get some help. Consider hiring a wedding planner. (If you need a recommendation, each out to us at We know planners all over the country!) At the very least, delegate other tasks to family and friends. For instance, your best friend could be in charge of making the playlist for the reception, while your partner’s sibling could be in charge of the giveaways. Check in with them once in a while to see how everything’s going and give your final approval on their choices. Getting other people involved in the process can make wedding planning a more enjoyable experience, and it makes it more fun for everyone.

Make time for self care

Stress can take a toll on your mental health and physical appearance, so make sure to take some time for self care while you’re planning your wedding. This should include both taking time out, and looking after your physical health through eating well and taking regular exercise. Doing so will not only extend your life expectancy so you can grow old with your loved one, but it will also give you a much-needed break from all the stressful things that you have to do. You can go to a day spa, or take some time to meditate in the evenings. You can also go on a bike ride to clear your mind, or go on a short hike through the woods with a couple of friends for a change of scenery. Having a long, luxurious bath, or spending a quiet evening reading a good book are also good ways to look after your physical and mental wellbeing while wedding planning. 

Have fun and connect with your partner

Don’t be so overwhelmed by wedding preparations that you forget to bond with your partner. Keep in mind that this is the person that you’ll be spending the rest of your life with, so make time to have fun and connect with them while planning your big day. Go on a romantic date at your favorite restaurant, or have a picnic at a park or anywhere else with a gorgeous view. Talk about anything but the wedding preparations. Make sure the place that you and your partner are spending the majority of your time at has calming influences on each of you. Spending time with your partner will remind you why you’re planning your big day in the first place, and why all the time and effort that you put into it is so worth it. 

Planning a wedding can be challenging, but don’t let stress get the better of you. Get some help, take a breather, and spend some time with your partner to de-stress and relax before your big day. And, let us take care of the groomsmen so you don't have to. You’ll enjoy the process more if you prioritize your health and wellbeing, and you’ll be at your very best on your wedding day. 

About the Author

Amy Fletcher

Amy Fletcher is currently working as a freelance writer after taking a career break to start a family and work on renovating her house, with her husband. Working from home really suits her as it provides endless opportunities to drink coffee, pontificate on whether it's ok to eat that third chocolate biscuit...and occasionally write a few articles.