Let's face facts: weddings are stressful, whether it's your first, second, or eighth trip down the aisle. Rather than feeling like you could cry at any time, use the following tips to manage your stress level and enjoy the wedding planning process.
Ask For Help
Don't be afraid to ask your friends and relatives for help. Perhaps you have a cousin who could easily design invitations or a bridesmaid who knows the best makeup artists and hairstylists in the tri-state area. Your bridal party is here to help you, and most if not all of your family is probably willing to assist. Form a wedding planning team to help you with whatever you need. Everything will go a lot smoother!
Give Yourself Time
Give yourself plenty of time to research vendors and venues. The more time you have, the more options you will enjoy. Waiting till the last minute could easily mean getting married in a venue you dislike with vendors who are less-than-reputable. Start the planning process early--you will be glad you did.
Take Care Of Yourself
Remember to take care of yourself! Stress manifests physically as well as emotionally and mentally, and getting sick in the weeks before your wedding is just plain awful. Take time every day to de-stress, whether it is through exercise, meditation, fun with friends, cooking, petting the cat, etc. Take care of your body and mind to stay healthy across the board--it will help you handle everything to do with your wedding with grace.
Hire A Wedding Coordinator
Hire a wedding coordinator if the process is too overwhelming and you do not have enough family and friends willing to help. The right wedding coordinator is a godsend who will take over the planning duties so you can rest and relax before your big day.
Remember to breathe and have fun!
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