5 Easy Stress Hacks for Planning Your Dream Wedding

Stress and anxiety have reached epidemic levels in the US.

In fact, 70% of adults say they feel stress or anxiety daily! Imagine what planning a wedding does to that number?

Whether being worried about budget, creating the timeline, or arguing with in-laws about the guest list, stress is around every corner leading up to big day. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are tools you can use to reduce stress.

Below are five tips that help reduce wedding planning stress and help make wedding planning great again!

  1. Stop Looking! - Once you’ve said yes to the dress, hired a photographer, booked your venue, stop looking! Continuing to scroll Pinterest for wedding dresses after you made a decision leads to second guessing yourself and feelings of regret, which are gateways to stress. Trust your gut, move on, and be happy about your cute dress!

  2. Hire a Virtual Wedding Assistant - Let’s face it, wedding planning is a huge production. Everyone needs help. If possible couples should hire at least a “day of coordinator,” but if that isn’t in the cards, consider a Virtual Wedding Assistant. They handle all the stressful and tedious tasks like price comparing vendors, confirmations, and RSVP followups. You even get a professional timeline (something normally reserved for high-budget weddings), all at a fraction of the cost of a full-service wedding planner. Did your shoulders just relax a little? Thank your VWA.

  3. Trust Your Gut - Don’t underestimate the power of trusting your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right….don’t do it. If the DJ rubs you wrong because he seems scatter brained and flaky, don’t book him! Who cares if he’s the lowest priced? There may be a reason for that. What you save in dollars you pay in stress wondering if he’s going to show up on your wedding day. Every decision you make should feel good. If it doesn’t, step back in reconsider.

  4. Set RSVP Due Date 30 Days Out - This is a huge headache for most couples. Putting together seating assignments trying to follow up with RSVPs can get stressful quickly. Setting the due date one month prior to the big day gives you extra time to follow up with stragglers so you can complete seating assignments and order escort cards. It’s crazy how many little stress-inducers appear from nowhere while planning your wedding. Another reason to hire a professional coordinator or a VWA.

  5. Prioritize Self Care - This may be the most important. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so be sure to keep yours full. Eat well, exercise, sleep, meditate, take deep breaths and all of the other things you know make you feel good. Because when you feel good, you’ll be more resilient to the inevitable stressors that come with planning a wedding!

Did we miss any? Leave a comment below and we’ll update the list with the best ideas!

5 easy ways to reduce stress while planning your wedding