Seven stress-busting tips for wedding planning

Wedding planning, while full of excitement, can easily become a source of stress, turning what should be a joyous time into a period filled with tension. With your to-do list ever-growing, from answering emails to sampling menus, it’s no surprise that the details of your wedding planning might even start to feature in your dreams. To ensure the lead-up to your big day is as enjoyable as the event itself, here are some relaxation techniques to weave into your planning process.

Take up a new hobby

A brilliant way to distract yourself from wedding plans is to immerse yourself in a new activity. Ever thought about trying your hand at pottery or calligraphy? Or maybe there’s a cuisine you’ve always wanted to master. Now’s the perfect opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and engage in a class or workshop that sparks your interest, giving you a much-needed break from the endless planning.

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Have a heart-to-heart

Sometimes, a good old vent session is all you need to alleviate stress. Chat things over with your partner or a good friend. Sharing your stresses and seeking advice can be incredibly relieving. Voicing your concerns out loud can be incredibly therapeutic, providing a fresh perspective or simply the relief of getting things off your chest.

Get moving

Exercise is a fantastic way to combat stress, thanks to the endorphins it releases, enhancing your mood and overall well-being. Whether it’s hitting the pavement for a run, finding zen in yoga, or cycling through scenic routes, dedicating time to exercise can significantly lift your spirits and improve your physical health, making wedding decisions seem less daunting.

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Escape for the weekend

If your wedding planner is becoming your new shadow, perhaps it’s time for a little getaway. Organise a weekend trip with your partner to somewhere tranquil. This break is an excellent opportunity for both of you to reconnect and remember what’s truly important – your upcoming marriage, not just the wedding day.

Indulge in a spa day

There’s no better way to unwind than with a spa day. Treat yourselves to massages, facials, or simply bask in the tranquility of a spa environment. It’s a day where thoughts of suppliers and guest lists remain firmly off the table.

Embrace the outdoors

Sometimes, all it takes is a dose of fresh air and natural scenery to recalibrate. If you’re a fan of the outdoors, a hike, a leisurely walk in a local park, or planning a picnic could be just the ticket to a brighter mood and a clearer mind.

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Plan a night out

Your friends can be a fantastic source of support and distraction. A night out, free from discussions about budgets or colour schemes, will provide a much needed break. Whether you go for a meal out, a few drinks, or dance the night away, the aim is to enjoy yourself and enjoy the company of those who make you feel carefree.

In the bubble of planning your wedding, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself and your relationship. These breaks are not just a luxury; they’re a necessity, ensuring that you reach your big day feeling refreshed, joyful, and ready to celebrate. For more insights on how to ease your planning stress, don’t miss our post on 11 wedding day details you should stop worrying about, offering further guidance on navigating your journey to the aisle with ease and confidence.

Feeling overwhelmed? I’m here to help. As a photographer, I’ve seen the difference it makes when a couple is relaxed to the atmosphere of their day and in their photos. Let’s chat about how we can capture the fun, joy and love of your day, stress-free.