Dealing with Pre-Wedding Jitters: Part One

Relieving Stress Before the Big DayWe get it; wedding planning can be stressful. Plus, any big change can sometimes cause a sense of overwhelming anxiety. Fortunately there are some helpful ways to cope with jitters, leading up to and on your wedding day. That way you can actually show up and enjoy it, without feeling under pressure.

Spend Some Quality Time with Your Besties

While we think it’s wise to have a bachelorette party a few weeks before the wedding (giving everyone plenty of time to recuperate), spending some QT with your best friends the week or even the day before the wedding is a great way to relieve stress.

It’s also a good time to make sure you’re all looking your best at the altar, by going for mani/pedis. Or, if that’s not your style, stick to your group’s tradition, whether that means a nice brunch date out or grabbing a few beers with the boys.

If you’re a passionate crafter, planning to DIY many of your wedding details, plan a day to finalize projects with your friends’ help. This can reduce the number of items on your to-do list, and be great bonding time, as well. You can also enlist their extra hands for decorating your venue site, the night before or the morning of the wedding.

Don’t Forget Your Groom

Sometimes in the last-minute rush to host a wedding, the couple of honor misses spending any real time together, leading up to the “I do’s.” This can cause added stress on your relationship, and your nerves in general.

So even if you plan to save your first look on the wedding day, for at the altar, make sure you get some good face time in the night before. And in the weeks leading up to your wedding, try to schedule some designated time for dates. This can be a great way to continue building your foundation, and to keep your mind from zeroing in solely on the wedding, at the expense of planning how to be happily married!

This also gives you a chance to help each other keep calm, and to remember why you’re getting married in the first place. Hint, the cake is a great bonus, but it’s not the main reason to wed!