3 Tips to Handle Wedding Stress
31/03/2018 – Tips and Articles
Getting engaged and planning your wedding is one of the most exciting phases of your life. It’s a chance to showcase your love and commitment to your spouse as well as your closest friends and family.
As exciting and meaningful as the day will be, it also comes with a lot of headaches and stressors. There’s a lot of pressure in today’s society to plan the Pinterest perfect wedding but it comes with a price tag. And with that being said, there are ways to handle these stressors while enjoying the process.
Communicate with your partner
Don’t let the anxiety of wedding planning put a strain on your relationship. You might want to bottle up your emotions to avoid conflict in the middle of your engagement, but having open and honest communication with your spouse about how you’re feeling during the planning process is crucial to ensure you’re both on the same page.
Share what’s stressing you out and why, and let your partner know if there’s anything they can do to help. If you do argue, remain respectful, patient, and most importantly listen. Most couples would say the details are what drive them crazy so it’s a good idea to prioritise and figure out what’s most important to you on the big day.
Take a step back and make a list of all the “musts” so you don’t go down the Pinterest rabbit hole. This will also help you stay on track with your budget so you don’t overspend.
Connect as a couple
All the decision making and financial stress could put a toll on your relationship, but it doesn’t have to. You expect wedding planning to be positive and filled with excitement,
gratitude, and love.
And for some people, it’s exactly what they pictured. But for others, it can also be scary and cause feelings of confusion, which is natural! When emotions run high, you might lash out at your partner when things go wrong. An estimated 25% of engagements are broken, according to a study done by Time.
Remember to make time for yourselves, go on date nights, and do the things you love to remind yourself why you’re marrying your fiancée! Don’t let the stress of a wedding make you forget how you usually act as a couple.
Create your dream wedding
Weddings are expensive. Plain and simple. It could be a simple affair or a grand ball but whichever route you choose, the expenses begin to add up and it can be easy to let yourself get overwhelmed.
Sit down and create a detailed budget and most importantly, stick to it. Being able to talk to your partner about your financial situation is an important aspect of a healthy marriage. Money is the number one stressor among newlyweds, so getting everything out on the table can save you a lot of tussles in the future.
If you’re strapped for cash, taking out a low APR personal loan can alleviate some of the stress of those unexpected costs that always seem to arise. Unlike putting everything on a credit card, you only get the amount you request so you’re not tempted to overspend.
At the end of the day, you’re still going to get married to the love your life no matter what. It’s important to take a deep breath and cherish the memories you’re going to make that day.
Because after all, a happy and healthy marriage is what it’s all about.