How to deal with wedding planning stress

bride holding a bouquet of white peonies

Although wedding planning should be fun and exciting, there are  absolutely times when the whole process can become stressful. Many couples might become worried that they’re “supposed” to be happy and enjoying the planning process, but this just isn’t the case for everyone.

There may be times when the stress becomes too much. I’ve written this post that tells you exactly how to deal with wedding planning stress to keep you calm and content.


Don’t Worry About Other People

A lot of couples spend their time worrying about what other people might want on the day. It can be easy to get caught up too much with what others want so you forget what you want. It’s your day, so try not to get too bogged down about pleasing other people.


Take a Break

Sometimes, you and your partner may forget that the whole point of your wedding is to demonstrate your love for each other. It might be worthwhile to go on a short getaway to spend some quality time together and get away from table plans, invitations and cake designs.


Try to Avoid Drama

You might have a guest who’s stressing because they couldn’t book a room at your recommended hotel, or two of your friends bought the same dress for the day and both are refusing to return it. Your mum doesn’t like the idea of an outdoor ceremony (at all) and your dad is adamant that your dress should have sleeves.

You should try to avoid any drama that surrounds your big day like the examples above. People will need to sort their own problems out themselves without getting you involved, particularly when it’s issues like booking a room. It may feel like you’re responsible for the issue, but you’re not.


Ask Others for Help

You won’t be able to cope with all of the planning yourself – this is why you have bridesmaids and groomsmen. You should ask them to get involved to help you out with certain decisions or appointments.

If you’re DIYing a lot of aspects of the wedding, such as your invitations, you could organise a girls’ night. Get your ‘maids over, crack open a bottle of wine (or two) and do it as a fun task together. Not only is it a way for you to de-stress, but you’re also being productive which is a bonus!

If you’re worried about certain tasks that need to be done on the day, such as handing confetti out or taking the flowers from the church to your venue, you can always ask friends and family members for help. Tell them what they need to do on the day and they’ll do it, leaving you completely stress free.


Be Organised

For some people, organisation doesn’t come easily. However, the more organised you are, the more likely it is that your stress levels will reduce. You should keep track of any appointments in a diary. Make a to-do list to ensure that you’re staying on track. There are tonnes of wedding to-do list templates, like this one from Bride Magazine, that you can use for free. It’s also a good idea to keep a list of all of your supplies and their contact details in case you need to phone them.


Take a Step Back

Occasionally, the wedding planning process can become too much and it’s more than okay to take a step back when you need to. If you find that you’re becoming overwhelmed, take a week off planning and instead, focus on doing some fun activities. If you enjoy walking, you could organise a hike with your partner. You may want to go on a spa weekend with your mum or even just go out for a drink with the lads.