Weddings. They can be the best day of your life, full of romance, love, family and friends. However, planning for that special day can be one of the most stressful times in your life.
Most people don’t have the real-life experience needed to effortlessly pull together several vendors for an enchanting evening of nuptial bliss. For us regular people, managing timelines, vendors, venues, expectations, mothers and more, can seem like an endless task. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, irritable, or having pre-wedding “jitters”, it is perfectly normal, and you are not alone.
It’s important to recognize the signs of wedding stress so they can be addressed, and calmed before the big day.
Here are 5 signs you may be suffering from pre-wedding stress:
1. Having trouble eating
2. Having trouble sleeping
3. Having difficulty concentrating
4. Becoming distracted
5. Being irritable or short-tempered
Acknowledging these signs as wedding-related anxiety is the first step to overcoming them. Exercise is the best way to get rid of the extra tension that’s building up in your body, but if that isn’t an option, then practice some relaxation techniques. Don’t hold your feelings in and talk to friends and family. They love you. Finally, if it feels like the anxiety is getting worse, talk to a therapist.
Remember, that some of the most memorable weddings are ones that didn’t go exactly as planned!