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Wedding planning is stressful for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple techniques to reduce stress, expert organization strategies and masterful delegation, your wedding day can be as beautiful as you dreamed it would be!

A very effective way to decrease wedding stress is to know your resources. This includes help from your friends and family. Wedding planning can be a lot less overwhelming when all the tasks are broken down and delegated.

Make a list

The first step is making a to-do list of tasks that need to be completed before the wedding. It’s also essential to include a timeline. For example, write down things that need to be completed 6 months before the wedding, 4 months, 1 month and so on. This list includes things like, wedding invitations, venue location, guest seats, etc.

Once you have made your to-do list, budget and timeline, speak with your friends and family to assign tasks. Save yourself the important things like finding your wedding dress, designing a color scheme, and setting up your gift registry.

Have fun

It’s also important to make this process fun for the people who care about you. You can do this by throwing “wedding invitation parties” or “Do-it-yourself wedding décor parties”. This turns the stress of completing tasks into fun events for all of your friends.

Before you start planning your wedding, you have to accept that it will be stressful no matter what you do. However, there are lots of options for lowering your stress levels leading up to the wedding.

Take care of yourself

It’s important that you take time to improve your well-being, especially now that you’re juggling the stress of wedding planning. Go to a movie, go out to eat a special restaurant with your fiancé or spend a night with the girls. And take time to relax by yourself when you need to.

A yoga class or cardiovascular exercise can really make a difference in how your body responds to stress. Taking fitness classes with the girls is a fun way to get your friends involved.

Meditation can also reduce your anxiety while improving breathing techniques. Set up a peaceful environment for yourself. Make sure the room is comfy and quiet and consider using an essential oil diffuser or burning incense.

Another great way to improve your health for the wedding is to add supplements to your diet. These can be things like vitamin B-12, thiamine, or even healthy omega-3 fats from hemp hearts.

Final thoughts

The most important thing for a bride-to-be to remember is that marriage isn’t the ceremony. Also, remind yourself of the fact that the ceremony has no bearing on whether a marriage will be successful or not. It’s the love you and your partner have for one another.

Take the time leading up to your wedding to deepen your bond with your partner, and enjoy each other. It’s also important to remember that your family members and friends are there to support you through this process, and they love you deeply!


  • Alexis Schaffer

    Expert Author

    Alexis Schaffer received her undergraduate degree in psychology and is a registered nurse. In her free time she teaches yoga and writes for various online publications. She's also the proud dog mom of a beagle named Dobby.