HOW TO REDUCE THE STRESS OF PLANNING
It’s said that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful life experiences that anyone can have. Take some deep breaths. You may have just gotten engaged or are a few months into your wedding preparations, and you’re stressing. You and your fiancé want a small, intimate wedding, while your parents or his parents are wanting to invite everyone and their friends that you’ve known since you were a baby. Literally. The whole town might be turning up if your parents have their way. You have a particular color scheme in mind, and your sister or best friend isn’t feeling the bridesmaid dress color, but it complements your wedding gown, of course
it’s the right color!
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Everyone has multiple opinions, and everyone wants things their own way. So many women I know that are engaged and planning their weddings talk about how stressed they are, and the majority of it is down to the fact that your wedding day isn’t just about you and your fiancé. It should be, but it’s not entirely. It’s a big day for your parents, too, particularly if they’re helping you pay for the ceremony (or paying for all of it), and that means that you’re going to have to make some compromising to keep yourself (and everyone else) sane.
Could you compromise on the venue so that it can be slightly bigger than what you had envisioned but not big enough to fit the whole town? Could you have the rehearsal dinner at your house if you’d prefer something more intimate, rather than having it at a restaurant? The main thing is that you have to know what things you’re willing to compromise on. If you want a horse and carriage, and you have always been set on a horse and carriage, and you know that you will always regret not having a horse and carriage, even though your parents are trying to dissuade you with thoughts of smelly horses, hold your ground. While it’s not a battleground, you have to pick your battles, especially if, as I mentioned, your parents are going the traditional route and paying.
And if they are paying, if you are hoping for having your wedding at the fanciest hotel in town, and it’s just out of your parents’ budget, is there a way that you can compromise on this? Can you and your fiancé chip in for this, if it is the venue of your dreams, or can you maybe find a nice b&b to hold it at instead?
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It’s supposed to be a happy event, so try and not let the stress get to be too much. Just keep the conversation between you and your fiancé going and keep checking in on what you can do without, if it’s due to budget or your parents’ or future in-laws’ wishes, and make some compromises. The fact that the two of you have decided to spend the rest of your lives together is the most important thing, and some of the smaller details will feel irrelevant when you think about what the day is truly about.
Reduce wedding planning stress and compromise. Believe me, you’ll be a lot happier when you do.
By Alan Waltz
Born in Detroit Michigan, Alan has had a love of music from an early age. From playing in his High School Marching band, to playing in front of large audiences at Walt Disney World, Alan feels fortunate to be able to turn his passion into his business. Recently he has been staying busy writing and producing music for TV and Film. Now that in-person events are returning he’s looking forward to helping people realize their vision by providing high quality DJ’s, lighting and photo booths for all occasions.
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