Managing Stress Before Your Wedding

Planning a wedding is stressful. There is so much to do and it seems there is so little time to do it all! “Bridezillas” are often born from too much stress. Learn how to manage your stress so that you can fully enjoy your special day.

Managing stress before your wedding may not sound difficult in the early planning phase, but as the big day draws nearer, it’s very easy to go from the blissful bride to a monster bride. But managing your stress isn’t just about avoiding the “monster bride” in you. Managing your stress helps you maintain important friendships and relationships during the whole planning process. You can reduce your risk to adverse health problems that can come from experiencing too much stress, and managing it will even allow you to enjoy your special day so that you can look back and cherish those moments in the years to come.

Remember to Eat and Make it Count

As your wedding day gets closer, finding time to nourish your body with the right foods isn’t easy. For many brides, just finding time to eat at all can be next to impossible. But your body needs good, healthy foods to function properly. Food can help keep your energy up and even help stabilize your mood. This makes remembering to eat healthy a very important part of managing stress before your wedding day.

Remember to Find Time for Relaxation

While it may be easier said than done, finding time to relax is another essential item for managing stress before your wedding day. Whether it’s a bubble bath, some meditation, a walk, or even just a good book or funny movie, you need to find time for yourself that isn’t focused on wedding planning.

Find Time for Your Friends (and Your Groom-to-Be)

Among all of the wedding planning and coordination, it can be difficult to schedule time with your friends and even the groom-to-be—time that doesn’t involve wedding planning, that is. But science has proven that social people are generally happier. You have to throw your wedding plans out the door, but meeting a close friend for coffee once a week or spending some time watching a flick with your man should be sufficient to help you manage stress before your wedding day.

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