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How To Tackle Wedding Planning Anxiety, According To Mental Health Experts

Believe it or not, wedding planning is meant to be fun!

Anyone planning a wedding can easily spiral into wedding planning anxiety. Suddenly, you might be asking yourself questions like, What if my hair and makeup trial is a disaster? What if it rains on my wedding day? You can easily become overwhelmed, and the fun involved in planning your wedding is gone.

What Is Wedding Planning Anxiety

The symptoms of anxiety can be restlessness, fear or dread. But in this case, it’s related to wedding planning. There might be specific triggers, such as affordability due to a change in personal circumstances or family discussions over who gets invited. 

This anxiety can be really overwhelming, both mentally and physically. Your list of things to do is already daunting without the added worry of your mental health.

How Can You Deal With It?

BE OPEN AND HONEST ABOUT WHAT’S TROUBLING YOU, EVEN IF IT’S AWKWARD.

The Budget. The subject of money is far from the most comfortable topic to discuss. But this is why it should be a topic of conversation with you and your loved ones. Be open and honest with all parties that are contributing to the wedding. Work out how much you have to put aside for the wedding. You can easily stress out when it seems the planning is not aligned with the funds you have available to pay for it.

EMBRACE IMPERFECTION.

Nobody’s perfect – and your wedding day might not be either. You can get completely swept up with have the perfect day that you lose sight of the fact that it’s actually a meaningful ceremony. You don’t need to beat yourself up about every decision you make. The wedding will be beautiful and will be yours, no matter what you choose.

GIVE YOURSELF SPACE.

Take time away from wedding planning. Have a night out, spend an evening with friends. You don’t need to plan 24/7.

KNOW YOUR FEELINGS.

Skip the negative feelings. Easier said than done for sure, but refocus on the positives rather than the what-ifs.

THINK ABOUT THE LONG TERM.

The wedding day will be over in a flash. Remember that you are not just planning a wedding together, but instead, you are planning the rest of your lives together.

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