>> Tuesday, May 26, 2009
If planning your wedding is starting to feel more like a chore than the giddy experience that it should be, maybe it’s time to look for ways to reduce the stress. Here are a few ideas:
Take a day off. Take some time to pamper yourself. Turn off your phone, grab your maid of honor, and go to a spa. On a budget? Take a bubble bath at home and give yourself a pedicure.
Don’t be afraid to delegate. Pass duties on to family and friends—they should be more than happy to help! Asking for a favor every now and then does not make you a bridezilla. Your mother would probably be more than willing to help you address invitations, and asking your bridesmaids to help decorate the church could make the experience much more enjoyable. Your fiancé can handle some of the details as well…have him plan the honeymoon or book the DJ for your reception. You may have to give up some control, but in the end, you’ll be glad you did.
Focus on the big picture. Of course your wedding day is important, but the most important thing is the man and the marriage. Schedule an ultra-romantic date with your hubby-to-be to remind yourself why you’re going through this whole crazy process in the first place!
The key is to take some time out to recharge your batteries. Planning a wedding is hard work—you need a little break every now and then!