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Dealing with Pre-Wedding Stress


Over the last few months, you've been hit with an onslaught of never ending tasks and appointments.  Now your wedding day is right around the corner and you can't help but wonder if you're going to make it or if the entire day will be a horrid flop.  Before you question your sanity or decide you're a rare sufferer of an incurable wedding stress disease, take a deep breath and keep reading.

If you think you're safe from pre-wedding jitters until you're ready to start down the aisle - think again!  The stress of planning your big day seems to make those butterflies flutter more than the ceremony itself.  It's important to take care of yourself and not to let bridal anxiety create even more trouble.

Eat right, exercise, and when pre-wedding stress starts to get the best of you, take some time to revitalize.  Taking time for yourself to deal with stress will keep you healthy so you can finish all those little details you've been fretting over! 

Plan a Couple's Getaway

Planning your wedding has probably taken a lot of time from you and your fiancé and may have even been the reason for a few disagreements.  Don't let your relationship suffer before you make it to the altar!  Spend some quality time together, whether it's going to the park for the day, enjoying a picnic, going for a boat ride, or simply relaxing by the beach.  Taking a break and enjoying the company of the one you plan to spend your life with will help you relax and your special day will be even more memorable.

Head to the Spa

Health spas are designed to bring you the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.  You're probably not the only one dealing with pre-wedding stress, so invite your bridesmaids to join you for a day at the spa. After a little pampering you'll feel better, you'll look great, and you'll be prepared to take on anything - including wedding details!


When you're stressing out but don't have time to take a day off, try meditation!  Find a quiet place and disappear for 5 minutes.  Breathe in deeply and slowly, closing your eyes and focusing on how calm everything is around you. Soon your anxiety will diminish and your stress will melt away, leaving you with a fresh perspective on everything around you.

Don't let pre-wedding stress ruin your special day!  Remember to step back and focus on yourself from time to time and all the little details will fall into place.

Last Updated: September 14, 2014 at 10:09 am
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