Friday, 8 May 2015

5 Ways to Manage Wedding Stress.

I don't have to tell you that people planning weddings are stressed out. Between money, time, and general expectations, if you can break down where that stress is coming from, it will be easier to deal with.

5. WEDDING VENDORS. These people want to make money and will pressure you into getting the more expensive option. Have a budget and stick to it. If you're tempted by what they offer that is more expensive, say firmly, "That's not in my budget, I'll have to get back to you."

4. WELL MEANING OPINIONS OF OTHERS. Everyone will want to know the details of your wedding and everyone will have an opinion. Listen to what they have to say, but with a grain of salt. They are not the ones getting married, YOU are.

3. YOUR PARENTS. These people stress us out for various reasons our entire lives, why would they stop now? Whether it's complaining about money you're spending or wanting to have a hand in everything, parents have that special knack to stress us out. Sit down with your parents early in the wedding planning process to find out if they want to give you money for your wedding and how much. Before you go any further, get them to agree on a set number of people they'll be inviting. Don't promise your mother something if you haven't talked to your fiance about it first.

2. DON'T FORGET TO BUDGET! Make sure you sit down at the beginning of the process, agree on how much money you're going to spend, and stick to it! 

1. EACH OTHER. It's true, the number one person who will stress you out the most is the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. This is mostly because weddings are stressful. The most common complaints are "He's not doing anything to help with the wedding" and "she never talks about anything other than the wedding." Sit down with a wedding planner and divide up the list of tasks into bride's, groom's and together. Each of you will know what you are responsible for.

Olamide~ The Heiress


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