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5 Simple Tips to Help Take the Stress Out of Planning a Wedding

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

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1. Learn to say no

Planning a wedding is exciting and fun but it can also be one of the busiest

times of your life. If you don’t want to end up being a nervous wreck a week

before your big day, learn to prioritize and say no to any new commitments that

would take away from other important wedding-related tasks. It’s really ok to

say no every now and then.

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2. Become the queen of organization

The more organized you are, the better your wedding planning experience will

be. Keep a digital copy of all of your important documents, contracts and

information in one file on your computer so that you can easily refer back to

them when you need to. If you want to be able to bring important documents

along to meetings with vendors, you can always create a wedding binder that

contains all of the information you need. Plus it makes for a great backup copy


3. Have a little fun

There’s no need for you to be a frazzled bride. Take out your calendar and

schedule a few fun days in-between all of your planning. Make fun and laughter

a priority in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Sometimes it’s important to

come back down to earth and remember why you’re choosing to marry your

partner and that trying to control every single aspect of your day is only going to

leave you wishing it was over. Go out and enjoy an afternoon with the girls

where you don’t talk about the wedding at all.

4. Move your body

Exercise does wonders when you’ve got a lot on your plate and just need to

take a breather and focus on your health. This doesn’t mean that you need to

schedule in an hour at the gym every day either. If you’re strapped for time, a

simple 15-20 minute walk or yoga session will make all the difference to your

stress and energy levels.

Elegant bride on wedding day

5. Just breath

Take a complete timeout from wedding planning as often as you need to. Every

bride deserves a relaxing soak in the tub or a heavenly hot stone massage to

relieve some of the tension she might be feeling. It can be difficult to make time

to simply relax but do your best to find the time, even if it’s just 30 minutes a


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