Congratulations! You’re wedding is finally going to happen and you’re probably so excited. We all know that along with that excitement, however, is a gigantic cloud of anxiety and wedding planning stress. Planning your wedding always sounds like a joyous experience in theory, one filled with excitement and happy thoughts, not just waves of nervousness. If you are a bride or groom feeling a little overwhelmed, then it’s important that you are not letting these little things cause more stress than you need in your life.
Of course, that’s always easier said than done.
Here are a few ways you can get back to enjoying yourself and your special day, rather than freaking out about the wedding planning stress.
Work with as few vendors as possible!
Rather than buying all the items that are necessary for a successful wedding, most people opt for party and event rentals. However, it can be incredibly frustrating working with a dozen different vendors just to find your table linens, dance floor, wedding tent, silverware, and more. Instead, consider finding wedding linen rentals and other wedding party equipment rentals from the same vendor.
If you rent wedding linens from the right place, you’ll be getting beautiful items that will help make your special day magical. But you should also be able to rent almost everything else you need from the same place. Look for wedding rental companies that can provide everything from sailcloth tent rentals to exquisite table linens. The fewer vendors you have to deal with, the less stressed you’ll feel during the wedding planning.
Talk to other people who have gone through a similar situation
Nearly half — 48% — of people have found their own wedding professionals based on recommendations from family and friends. However, don’t stop there! It’s important to ask for help or advice when you need it from trusted friends and family members who have already walked down the aisle. You might think you’re stressed because of your large family or mounting wedding costs, but chances are someone you know went through the exact same thing.
If nothing else, you can open a bottle of wine with friends, have a relaxing night out, and forget about all that wedding planning stress.
Picture everything going right and not the worst-case scenario
So many people fantasize about how wonderful their future wedding will be until it’s actually time to start thinking about their special day. Once couples are actually engaged, those positive thoughts turn negative. Suddenly, everything that could go wrong does so in their minds. You have to realize that this is normal, but that doesn’t mean you should indulge these nervous thoughts.
Actively try and think positive about your upcoming wedding day. Imagine standing across from the love of your life with all your family and friends in attendance. As long as you have that, everything will be perfect.
Have the most fun possible!
Finally, don’t treat wedding planning like an unpaid job! Remember to have plenty of fun during both the planning process and the actual wedding. That doesn’t mean you have to live every day like it’s your bachelorette party, but try and find time for fun in your hectic schedule.
This is your special day, so make the most of it.