Unwanted Questions & Advice
Once there’s a ring on someone’s finger unwanted questions seem to start rolling from friends, family, and even strangers. Dealing with all these questions and unwanted advice can be stressful, especially when people want to suggest you do things differently or they don’t agree to your plans. Since you can’t stop the questions and advice from coming the best thing you can do is have a prepared response for both. It’s also a good idea to discuss what you’re willing to discuss with others ahead of time with your fiance. For example, if you don’t want to discuss your future plans with family have a response ready explaining to people that it’s a private discussion for you and your fiance.
How to Best Deal With Wedding Planning Anxiety
No matter how prepared you are you’ll likely deal with some level of wedding planning stress and anxiety. Since you can avoid it completely, it’s a good idea to equip yourself with some ways to manage it. This might include being open and honest with your fiance about what is troubling you, asking for help when needed, and also being willing to take a break from wedding planning every now and then. It’s also a good idea to let go of the idea of having a perfect wedding and accepting that some things may go wrong. You can’t control the weather for example, so instead of worrying about whether it will rain create a backup plan instead for photos.
Taking a break from wedding planning and going on a date night or hanging out with friends will also go a long way to reduce wedding stress. Even though you might feel pressured to do everything at once you’ll be surprised to find that you will actually be more productive when you force yourself to take some breaks.
Finally, remember to think big picture. Your wedding day is important, but it is still one day. Don’t put so much pressure on the day being perfect that you find yourself unable to be present and enjoy the road leading up to your marriage. The big picture here is your marriage and life together, so be sure to stay focused on that.