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The Four Keys To A (Relatively) Stress-Free Wedding Buildup

For some people, there simply is no such thing as a wedding that’s entirely stress-free. There are too many emotions to deal with, not to mention practical and logistic realities to not go a little crazy when ramping up to the big day. However, you don’t have to let that turn into full crazy. Here are some of the tips that can help you manage your stress as you get closer to the wedding.

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Find that one friend to talk to it about

Feel like you’re liable to explode if you don’t have the opportunity to blow off some steam? Talking about your stresses and anxieties can help, but it’s important to make sure you choose the right kind of friend to do it. Throughout the process of planning, we’re going to be much more keenly aware of which friends are good at being supportive and which are good at being critical. Both are important kinds of friends to keep around, but it’s the former you want with you right now.

Get all the help that you need

Simply put, if you think that you’re the kind of person to get overwhelmed by stress in the wedding planning phase, then it’s important that you don’t take it all on yourself. It’s not an uncommon story that the bride gets so worked up planning a wedding that the day itself goes by in a blur. Teams like Anticipation Events can help you organize private weddings of any size or shape, so don’t worry about how off-the-wall your ideas may be. Just make sure you’re not the only one in charge of putting it all together.

Take a break with your spouse-to-be

During the wedding planning, it’s likely that your partnership with your other half will become more like co-running a business. You might spend so much time talking about plans and to-do lists that you forget to simply spend time together. Make sure to find the opportunity to take a break, whether you spend the day indoors, take a walk around the park, or organize an actual city break to get away from it all. You have to remind yourself why you’re doing all of this in the first place, after all.

Keep a healthy daily routine

Your stress levels are going to go off the charts if you’re not able to maintain a proper night’s sleep. Similarly, exercise is fantastic for helping you sweat out the stress, producing the endorphins and dopamine that can help keep you in the right headspace. If you feel like you’re having trouble fitting the wedding plans into a healthy daily routine, then apps like Habitica can be a great tool to use.

Being surrounded by the right people, be that the friend who never gets on your case, your partner, or a wedding planner, can really help take the load off your shoulders. Take the time to prepare a little stress-reduction so you can face the big day with calm and composure.

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