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Planning a wedding? Here are some tips to reduce the stress

Planning a wedding? Congratulations. This is an exciting time in your life. Whether you’ve been planning for some time, or you’re still looking for beautifully crafted engagement rings, there’s no doubt that the lead up to your wedding can also be a stressful time.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to reduce the stress and make the process go more smoothly. Here are some of them:

Talk it out

When you’re stressed out, you’ll often feel like you’re alone and you’re the only one who understands the stress of the situation. But you’ll often find that your friends and family members understand more than you might think. Not to mention, you’ve likely got friends who have also planned a wedding and can give you tips and listen to how you feel.

Take breaks

It’s easy to get wrapped up in your wedding, but it’s key to remember that life still goes on. You still have friends, work, and hobbies to focus on, and if you don’t take breaks you’ll often feel burnt out and exhausted. Now can be a great time to try something new, whether that’s learning a language, learning to cook, or taking some dance classes so you can bust a move at your reception. You may also want to hit the gym or go for a run- working out will give you endorphins and help you think about something that’s not wedding related for a while.

Stay organized

Planning a wedding is a big task, and staying organized is key. You’re likely to find that you have piles of bridal magazines, checklists, contracts, and more lying around your house. This can impact your mood and stress levels, so make sure you stay as organized as possible. Use budgeting tools, planners, calendars, and to-do lists. Print out important emails, and you’ll find it much easier to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Delegate

It’s easy to feel like you need to do it all yourself, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Your friends and family want to help you, so do yourself (and them) a favor and delgate some of the smaller tasks. Not only will this help them feel useful but it’ll allow you to free up time and energy for the bigger, more important tasks. Not to mention, it’s nice to have everyone contributing to your big day.