Wedding planning can be stressful! For some, it can become all-consuming. Most brides have never planned such a large event. The to-do list can seem impossible to conquer. As the wedding gets closer and closer, you get more wrapped up in making sure every box has been checked, and triple-checking you haven’t forgotten something!
Your wedding day is going to be one of the most important days of your life! So, it’s OK to get wrapped up in such a special time! But, sometimes it’s nice to take a day or two off and focus on de-stressing and re-focusing yourself.
Here are a few ways an overwhelmed bride can take the day off from wedding planning, and relax a little!
- Plan a date with your fiance and make it a rule to not talk about the wedding! My husband and I did this a few weeks before our wedding, and it was a lot of fun. It was hard to find something to talk about at first, because it was all we could think about. It was nice to take an evening and focus on something else for just a few hours. We laughed, talked about good memories, and it reminded my why I wanted to marry him.
- Spa Day! If you have the extra money for a massage or pedicure- treat yourself! If you don’t, have a spa day at home. I am obsessed with the bath bombs from Lush. If you haven’t tried one yet, I would recommend that! Find a good book or magazine, and one of your favorite candles. Just schedule time without your phone, and try to just relax for a few hours.
- Pick your hobby and focus on that for a day! I love naps, cooking, and watching movies with my husband. These are the things that help me unwind. What helps you relax? Whatever that is, try just doing that for a day. If is means baking a bunch 100 cookies, or watching 3 seasons of The Office, then do that! Don’t be afraid to be lazy for a day or two. I remember feeling guilty for taking time off from wedding planning because of the never-ending to-do list. But, sometimes a day off is just what I needed to conquer that list.
- Delegate, delegate, delegate. If I could go back and change one thing it would be to delegate the tasks I had! Sometimes taking a day off from wedding planning is as simple as asking someone to do a simple task that you don’t have the time for, so you can focus on something more important.. like your sanity. A fair warning, though. Not everyone has the time or desire to help you. Your mom, bridesmaids, or sisters are good places to reach out to for help!
I believe every bride can benefit from taking a day off from planning every once in awhile!