Whether your guest list is made up of 40 guests or a few hundred, it is easy to let the little things get the best of you during the wedding planning process. At first, figuring out everything from name cards and napkins to fonts and flowers. It all can be fun. But then, a few months into your wedding planning adventure, these tasks may rise your stress levels.
Stress can impact everything from your food intake to your skin and overall wellbeing – not ideal when your wedding is fast approaching. To make sure self-care scores a spot on your to-do list, even when other tasks pull you in a million different directions, start with these simple suggestions.
Quality Time With Your Sweetheart
While a sit down dinner sounds like it might do the trick, chances are, it might turn into an opportunity to heighten the stress around the checklist you and your fiancé are working through in order to get down the aisle. To eliminate the urge to talk wedding planning, choose date-night activities that are more about doing than venting. Try indoor skydiving, go to a football game, or take a yoga class together. There’s a good chance you’ll have so much fun together that you’ll find it less tempting to dive into talking about wedding stuff even if you do grab dinner afterward.
Set a Big Goal that is Unrelated to Your Wedding
Always wanted to run a 5K together, take a painting class, or learn to cook like a pro? Surprisingly, now’s the time. It may seem crazy, but working toward a goal together is actually a great way to make sure you prioritize yourselves during wedding planning craziness. The key is finding and choosing something you really love to do together as a couple, so that the activity feels like a stress release rather than one more thing to check off your list. If you both are one of those couples who talks a lot about wedding planning, this will give you something else to talk with your friends when they ask how you are doing. To you both wedding planning can become your whole world but the people in your world may not want to talk to you about it as much as you do.
Connect With Nature
Go glamping, camping or to any getaway where there is no cell service and WiFi. Let yourselves really relax in each others company, instead of stressing about wedding planning, and reconnect with your fiancé or friends in nature. Then you will notice how happy you feel. Your smartphone and spreadsheets will be waiting for you when you get back.
Book yourself and Fiancé in for a massage with your favourite SPA therapist to keep your bodies and minds feeling great and re-energised. Listen to your bodies and if they screaming ‘I am stressed, tired and anxious!’ then why not book in for some guilt-free ‘couple’ time.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is very important if you want to battle stress – a poor sleep can lead to irritability and can even impact the way you think. Eight hours of sleep is the recommended minimum, and it is recommended that you settle down a little before you plan to go to sleep, too. Spend this time unwinding in whichever way is best for you, whether that’s through yoga, reading, meditating, listening to music, or even watching your favourite movie or TV show.