How many of us have ever dealt with the stress of a major work project, or the anxiety of meeting a deadline while trying to remain in control of everything? (Everyone raises hands). Right, same here. Let’s face it, stress sucks, but anxiety is hell. Now, when you factor in planning the most important day of your life, that day you’ve always dreamed of as a little girl, and all of those tiny little mental notes of “I have to have that at my wedding, I need this at my wedding, or at my wedding,” you tell yourself when you see a cute decoration, or wedding idea, it truly magnifies the stress and anxiety!
But wait, it gets worse! There are so many details that go along with planning the most important day of your life. You need to choose a venue, book your wedding DJ or band, find a good catering company, create/edit your guest list, get decor, book your photo booth rental, and oh yeah, the cake, or will I serve cupcakes? If I choose a DJ, will they show up, are they even good, should I have an indoor or outdoor wedding, how much will all this cost me?? See what I mean! As a Clinical Therapist, I can tell you that anxiety stems from trying to maintain control of situations that often cannot be controlled, like the WEATHER!
So, if this sounds like you, or if you find yourself hyper-focused on all the infinite details of the wedding and it's causing you stress and anxiety, you may want to try some of these simple strategies to alleviate the stress related to planning your wedding.
Hopefully, you’ll find refuge in some of these simple techniques on stress and anxiety reductions, while planning your big day. Good luck to you, and happy planning!
- Diana LMSW (Austin's Best DJs Co-owner/Founder) :)
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We've taken our decades of experience and compiled it into a few helpful articles, to help you plan your wedding or event!