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How to Deal with Wedding Planning Stress

Modern Love

Posted on March 26 2018

How to deal with wedding planning stress

You’re engaged! Congratulations! After you’ve had some time to settle into your new relationship status (in other words, you finally remember to stop referring to your significant other as your boyfriend/girlfriend), you probably begin to start fielding questions like “how’s wedding planning going?!” and “have you set a date?!”

While totally well-intentioned, these questions are generally accompanied by people gushing about what an exciting time this is, when in reality, it can sometimes be pretty stressful. Wedding planning means navigating families, money and religion with someone who you just agreed to spend the rest of your life with. No big deal.

Wedding planning also puts you in a position where you’re forced to make some hard choices – like which of your friends will be in your bridal party (if you choose to have one), and which friends and family members are considered “close enough” to be included on your limited guest list. While being surrounded by too many wonderful people is generally a good problem to have, it makes these tasks pretty difficult.

So yes, wedding planning can be a pretty exciting time. Who doesn’t love flowers, champagne and cake?! It can also be a time that’s filled with tough decisions and complicated emotions. So there, we’ve acknowledged it. And now, so you can you without guilt. Something else you should do without guilt? Shower yourself with all of the flowers, champagne and cake during the planning process…for purely scientific purposes of course…

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