Dealing with wedding planning anxiety can make you feel helpless. I wanted to give support and resources to help anyone that might be going through anxiety of any sort but specifically around their wedding. Feel free to share this blog with someone you know that might be dealing with wedding planning anxiety.
Healthy Heart – Dealing with Wedding Planning Anxiety
Reflecting on inward self is a great way in dealing with wedding planning anxiety. I am always reading books to learn more about how to improve my relationships and create a healthy heart. Good advice to brides and grooms that feel overwhelmed is to take time to analyze what is important to you. If the problems or thoughts that are making you feel anxious aren’t important to you, eliminate that problem.
I have found great joy in reading and taking the advice of Gary Chapman, the author of the 5 Love Languages. I daily read his tips on how I can love better. He suggests small gestures you can easily do to help you and your fiance.
Tips in Dealing With Wedding Planning Anxiety
In a recent blog post, I wrote about 15 tips to follow to help have a stress free wedding. Below are 3 of these tips that will help you in dealing with wedding planning anxiety.
- You want your wedding to look and be perfect. This makes total sense, but being able to let go of the idea of everything being perfect will relieve you of so much unnecessary stress.
- Feeling the need to impress your guests? You will undoubtedly impress your guests with all of your small touches and details. Take a step back and think to yourself, that is enough. Your guests will be more impressed with you being calm and happy then stressed about details.
- It’s ok to ask for help. Having a wedding coordinator help you plan your wedding can make all the difference in the world. It is helpful to have someone who is an expert in wedding planning, to help you figure out the logistics of your wedding day. Sometimes it is nice to have someone to lean on so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Check out this podcast or read all of the 15 tips to have a stress free wedding below!
What is wedding planning anxiety?
Wedding planning anxiety is stress and fear that revolves around planning your wedding day. Let’s face it…wedding planning is a huge task and it is so easy to get stressed and anxious over planning it all. A lot of wedding planning anxiety comes from certain triggers like budgeting and tough family conversations.
How can you deal with this anxiety?
Sometimes we feel like we are the only ones that has bad days and has anxious thoughts. This is not true. Even though people may not always want to talk about it, or admit it, everyone has moments of anxiety.
Dealing with anxiety has to begin with identifying what it is that is creating these anxious feelings. Once you have identified the root of the problem, you can start planning on how to overcome it.
What is your biggest worry?
Be HONEST with yourself about what is bothering you. Budget for a lot of people is a huge stress maker because well…weddings are expensive. It is easy to go crazy with your wedding and spend tons of money. Budgeting is super important but can be so stressful.
Embrace the imperfections
Nothing is perfect, so you can’t expect everything about your wedding to go smoothly or as picture perfect as you expected. It is important to note this beforehand so you stop stressing yourself out about it.
When things don’t go as planned, it is important to keep your head up and let it happen. At the end of the day it is going to work out. You may notice all the tiny details of your wedding but chances are your guests aren’t going to pay as close attention.
Think about the big picture
At the end of the day, you and your partner are getting married and it is going to be romantic and fun either way. Look at the overall picture of your wedding day. Try to focus on this big picture instead of focusing more on the smallest details.
About Seth and Beth
Seth and Beth – Wedding Photography is a photography and cinematography studio based in Akron, Ohio. Seth and Beth are one of the most sought-after photography duos in the Midwest and are internationally awarded. They are Magmod supporters and Fearless Photographer Award winners. They have been featured by Rangefinder Magazine, Huffington Post, Shotkit, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Maharani Weddings and many more.