Wedding Planning the Stress Free Way
06 May 2015
Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so why should the planning of it have you pulling your hair out?
From guest lists to cake tastings wedding planning can take its toll on any bride-to-be. We’re here to tell you that your wedding planning can be as enjoyable as the day itself, you just need to figure out how to wind down, de-stress and organise your body and mind.
Firstly, it’s important to understand that everything does not need to be done by you, there are plenty of people around you that can and would love to lend a helping hand. Including friends and family with the wedding planning makes them feel involved and gives you extra hands for busy tasks. Also planning alongside your partner may sound like a recipe for disaster but it may bring you that extra bit closer as you bond over what it is that you both want for the day.
Exercise is proven to release endorphins (the happy hormone) so when everything seems to be getting a bit much take 15 mins to compose yourself whilst jogging, dancing or even hula hooping! Anything that gets you moving should help you to feel more relaxed and back on top form to take on the next task that comes your way.
Take time out
It’s important to have some ‘me’ time every once in a while, this could be a night when you’ve shipped the fiancé off to their friends or even a 20 minute train ride. But instead of rattling off your to-do list instead put up your feet, grab a good book, pour a glass of wine and bask in the comfort of being with the person who knows you best – you.
And alternatively spend quality time with your fiancé
It’s also a big stress reliever to spend quality time with your fiancé, this time can be spent in front of the telly or under the covers and can include the planning but any time you can get together should be about the two of you. Shut out the rest of the world and focus on each other.
Eat and drink smart
What we put into our bodies really does affect the way we feel. When planning anything you should try to drink plenty of water, limit alcohol and caffeine – for obvious reasons, and try to eat foods that contain tryptophan: bananas, oats, soy, poultry, milk, cheese, and nut as these release chemicals that help keep you calm. Most importantly you should eat small portions frequently as this will keep your blood sugar stable and help you take on anything that the day has to offer.
Take to the internet
There are plenty of online magazines, blogs, companies and communities that have been set up to make this time easier for you. There’s a whole host of inspiration, money saving tips and the answers to any question you may have. Don’t fear the web – embrace it! One such online company is StressFreePrint who specialise in quality printing including wedding invites, they’ll make the process stress free from design to delivery. You can do everything online; leaving you more time to relax and ensure the run up to your big day is stress free.
StressFreePrint realise that this can be hard for any bride to be and so are giving you the chance to win a relaxation kit worth £350.
See full details and enter the competition here!