“It’s not that I’m worried,” the bride-to-be says hurriedly.
“She’s not worried,” the groom chimes in.
“But I feel like I’m worried? It’s just that, there’s so much to do.”
I lean forward to reassure her. “There’s almost a year before the day arrives. You have plenty of time to take care of everything.”
She nods emphatically. “I know! That’s what I keep telling myself. But I do think the stress of looking at all of the plans as a whole is really getting to me.” She glances at her husband-to-be. “It’s getting to me, isn’t it.”
He tilts his head, weighing this for a moment. “This may be getting to her just a little bit,” he admits. They look at each other and chuckle.
“I get that,” I tell them. “And you need to know that’s absolutely fine.”
The stress of wedding planning is one of those things that everyone knows about but few seem very well prepared for. Major life events cause stress just by their very nature, and planning only compounds this.
There are plenty of signs that your planning activities are causing way too much anxiety in your daily life, according to this article published by The Providence Journal. Even if you don’t necessarily feel stress, any of these activities may be a symptom of the fact that you feel like there aren’t enough hours in which to get things done.
For example, don’t spend your lunch hour at work trying to pick out a dress or sample a caterer. You don’t have enough time to be happy with your decision, and this will only cause you to feel unfocused at work. By the same token, procrastinating on the smaller tasks that have to get done can also be a sign that you’re burnt out.
Destress by taking a few days off from the planning and coming at your work from a fresh angle later. You might even decide to get out of town for a few days to a nice hotel or bed & breakfast. Here at Kraft Events, we’ll work hard to take as much stress out of the situation as we can.