If you're in the process of planning a wedding, I don't need to be the one to tell you that you're probably a little bit stressed out. It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I promise this will all be over soon and in 15 years, you will be reminiscing about being young and planning your wedding!! So take each moment in strides and remember to breath.
Try to get off from work.
If you can't get off the entire week before your wedding, attempt to at least get the three days off before! Having to juggle projects at work, normal life and wedding prep is too much for anyone to handle the week of. You will appreciate this time to get last minute things done and not have to run around like a crazy person!
Oh yeah, this is a must. Scheduling one more thing to do the week of your wedding may seem daunting but you won't regret this one. Being able to take a few minutes to just be pampered will do wonders for your confidence and headspace. Consider scheduling a couples massage if both of you are interested! Even if you hate massages, schedule something that makes you relax and feels a bit like a luxury. You could always try out one of those float tanks, get a facial or take a relaxing yoga class!
Put down the screens!
Yeah, I said it. Put down the screens as much as you can during this week! Being mindful this week will keep you level-headed and at peace. The last thing you want is to feel anxious or scared or start the comparison game because you saw the "most perfect wedding ever" on Instagram or Pinterest. Newsflash: it ain't real life most of the time and it doesn't serve you to compare yourself to other people. So put down the phone and focus on all of the love and light that you have around you!!
Date night, fav restaurant, OH YES.
Make sure that you are carving out time for one last date night before you become a married couple! Reminisce on the first time you guys met. Do you remember what each other was wearing? What was the first part of them that you fell in love with? When was the first time you knew that you loved each other?! I think sometimes we get too caught up in life that we forget to just appreciate these quite moments with our partners!
Reach out to a friend.
Sometimes, you just need to rant and not get a solution to every problem. When I say that, a friend of yours probably came to mind! Don't be afraid to reach out to friends, who aren't involved in the immediate planning process, during this week for some extra support. You might need some insight from someone that hasn't been involved in every step of the way. Plus, there really is nothing like sitting down and chatting with your bff!
Move your body!
I will live and die by this! Anytime I am feeling super stressed out and anxious, it feels so good to go for a run or head to the gym. Exercising is known to make people feel happier, more awake and just more alive. This is a great way to have some alone time and just focus on YOU! Plus the best part of this, it doesn't have to be expensive. There are so many amazing workout videos on YouTube from Yoga to Cardio to Strength training!
Plan in advance.
If you are 6 months out from your wedding and you are already feeling the stress, it's time to get planning. If you have a laundry list of details that have to get sorted out the week of your wedding, delegate and plan ahead for this. Get the help of your friends and family to do your last minute DIY's or manage all of the incoming guests. If it is really feeling like too much to handle, consider hiring an event planner that can help you put together all of the details! Most event planners offer full planning, month of and day of coordinators. Chat with an event planner and see what might be the best option for you at the stage that you're at!
& Lastly, it's time for sexy time.
Yeah, I said it! Don't forget that having sex is known to de-stress the mind and relax the body. Just saying!
Remember, this is supposed to be fun.
Let that be your mantra the week of your wedding or anytime you feel yourself getting overwhelmed. REMEMBER! This is supposed to be fun! Take a couple of deep breaths, take some time away if you need to recharge and get right back to it. This wedding is happening and I promise you these stressors won't matter in 10 years.