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How to Manage Wedding Nerves

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Weddings are wonderful but doubtlessly stressful for the people organising them. Holly from Will Williams Meditation, who help people tackle stress and reduce anxiety with meditation, explains how to manage wedding nerves as a couple:

Getting married is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, but unfortunately, excitement often goes hand-in-hand with some nervousness! Whether it’s wedding-planning stress, anxiety at being the centre of attention, or worry that it’s all going to go wrong at the last minute, weddings can make you pretty apprehensive. But no matter how uneasy or stressed out you get, there are things you can do to manage wedding nerves, together!

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When Getting Married Gets Stressful

There’s a bit of a cliché that it’s only “Bridezillas” that get super-stressed out about their weddings, but the truth is we all (and this includes the grooms) can get overwhelmed in the run up to such an important day. Having to put on a party when you don’t know the first thing about event planning, trying to find the perfect outfit, spiralling budgets, not to mention the solemn commitment you’re about to make – it would be enough to make anyone feel a little thunderstruck.

Whatever your worries, here’s how both you and your partner can make yourself feel calmer.

Work out what’s bothering you

Even if your wedding is some way off, that doesn’t mean it isn’t taking up approximately 70% of your thoughts. There are hundreds of memes about stress and wedding planning stress and wedding planning for a reason, and a survey by Zola found that 96% of people find wedding planning stressful. The first thing to do when trying to manage wedding nerves is work out exactly what it is you are worried about. Is it the pressure of other people’s expectations, the sight of your to-do list, or something else entirely?

Tackle the big problems first

Once you’ve found the source (or sources) of your concern, make it your priority to sort this out first. Like ripping off a plaster, getting an unpleasant task out of the way will make you feel a little more relaxed, and make the whole process smoother from here on out.

If it’s a family member who is arguing with you about your ideas, sit them down to work out what your boundaries are and what you are willing to compromise on, roping in your partner for moral support if you aren’t very assertive.

If it’s the budget that has you pulling out your hair, scale back your expectations and be truly honest with yourself about what you can afford, working out the things you two consider essential and the areas you can save money on.

 

 

Source: WeddingLovely

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