Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Relieving the Stress - Part I

We all know that planning a wedding or event of any size can be stressful.  As a matter of fact, getting married comes in the top 5 of most stressful life events.  How and why is planning a wedding so stressful?  Everyone is different so your personality will determine just how stressful it will be for you.

Although you can't completely eliminate stress; we are going to discuss ways to minimize it.  Before we get into that, lets talk about some common causes of wedding planning stress.

  • What I've noticed over the years is that trying to keep up with personal and social expectations can cause a great amount of anxiety. Trying to combine your ideas of what you consider a perfect wedding while also trying to "follow the rules" AND attempting to keep up with family members, friends and everyone else happy is certainly a stressful task.
  • The search for perfection is another cause of wedding planning stress. Know that ALL couples want their wedding to match their view of a perfect event. Though this seems like a minor cause of stress, many couples take their quest for perfection too far. 
  • Control is another big issue and one that can't always be avoided. Whether it's because of monetary concerns or because of "keeping the peace", control of the planning process is often a responsibility of someone other than the couple.  While this is often unavoidable, there are ways to minimize the impact of a shift of control. Angry confrontation is not the answer and will only cause further problems. 

Always remember that some things will be more important to you than others. You can certainly compromise on other issues in order to retain those items that are most important to you. This suggestion will also help you once the wedding is over and the marriage begins.

A wedding takes a long time to plan and having a variety of emotions is  normal during the planning process.  Be sure to take time out for yourself and your relationship.

"Love and Laughter"
Sharon Patrice Simply Perfect Peace Events, Inc. and Designs by Shay, the Blog "My Journey, My Way, My LIFESTYLE ~ Celebrating Love, Laughter and Everything in Between..." You or your brand interested in a review? Getting married or having a social event and need assistance? Email Me For All Your Event Planning Needs.

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