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Staying Zen, Not Zapped. Tips to Avoid Wedding Planning Exhaustion

Updated: 5 days ago

A bride and her groom share a moment beneath the arbor at their wedding

Photo credit Dennis Tan - Perth Wedding Creative Imagery

Planning a wedding is a thrilling ride, but let's be real, it's also pretty demanding. The stress of juggling every detail can really wear you down. In this blog, we're diving into some strategies to help you stay chill and composed throughout the wedding planning process.

  • Get a Head Start: The earlier you start, the smoother things will go. Spread out those tasks to keep the stress levels low.

  • Keep It Real: Set goals you can actually reach. Don't overwhelm yourself by trying to do it all at once. Make a list and tackle it step by step.

  • Bring in the Pros: Consider hiring a wedding planner. They'll take some weight off your shoulders and keep you on track.

  • Share the Load: Get your partner, bridal party, or family involved. Delegate tasks to those you trust to lighten the load.

  • Time It Right: Plan out a timeline for your wedding prep. Schedule time for tasks, meetings, and downtime. Stick to it to keep things in order.

  • Take a Breather: Make sure to take regular breaks to recharge. Step away from the planning chaos and do something that relaxes you.

  • Me Time Matters: Prioritise self-care to keep stress at bay. Get enough sleep, stay active, eat well, and make time for activities that help you unwind.

  • Keep Wedding Chat in Check: Set boundaries with friends and family. Not every conversation needs to revolve around the wedding.

  • Focus on What Counts: Remember why you're doing all this. Focus on the love you share with your partner and the commitment you're making.

  • Keep the Lines Open: Communication is key. Be open and honest with your partner. Share your concerns and work through challenges together.

  • Know When to Say No: Don't overextend yourself. It's okay to decline extra responsibilities to avoid burnout.

  • Seek Support if Needed: If the stress gets too much, don't hesitate to seek help from a therapist or counsellor.

  • Embrace the Imperfect: Perfection isn't the goal. Embrace the quirks and unexpected moments that make your wedding uniquely yours.

  • Trust Your Team: Once you've picked your vendors, trust them to do their thing. Micromanaging only adds unnecessary stress.

  • Keep It in Perspective: Remember, it's just one day. Don't let the small stuff overshadow the joy of celebrating your love.

A groom kisses his bride on the cheek as they walk between a row of ornamental fruit trees

Photo Credit Dennis Tan - Perth Wedding Creative Imagery

In a nutshell, staying sane during wedding planning is all about balance, self-care, and good time management. With these wedding planning tips, you can glide through the journey to your special day without feeling overwhelmed. Your wedding should be a happy experience from start to finish.

BUT if you are feeling over whelmed, as our 3rd points says, bring in a pro. We are here to help you through this amazing experience! So reach out and see if we are free your date!

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