Wedding planning is exciting, but it can also be incredibly emotional. You’re not just planning for your life together, you’re juggling the opinions and expectations of others, and you’re checking off a whole lot of to-do lists while you’re at it. It’s not uncommon to succumb to the bridal blues every now and then.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself while taking care of everything else. A few tips for de-stressing:
- If you and your fiance(e) are feeling disconnected or overwhelmed, schedule some time for the two of you to get away (and to get away from wedding planning!). A small weekend trip or weekend off of planning won’t set you back, and it could be the breath of fresh air you need to tackle the final steps ahead of you.
- Block out a few hours of your day for you-time. Put the wedding plans aside and remember what makes you tick and what you liked to do with your free time (remember that?) before you were planning a wedding. Then do those things.
- Let go and let your vendors do what they do. Event planner Jaime D of Coordinate This suggests that you, “lean on the professionals you hired. Don’t over think the details. Everything will be perfect. Take time to reflect as the wedding will be here and gone before you know it.”
Even though the bridal blues can be completely normal, remember that it’s OK to step away and invest in yourselves. After all, you’re not just planning a wedding, you’re planning a marriage, and you want yours to start out on the best foot possible.