Organisation is the key when it comes to planning a wedding. Think of it as a fun project and consider delegating tasks to loved ones and professionals so you can relax and feel as fresh as a daisy on the big day, Meagan Rooth writes
Getting married is kind of a big deal, says life coach Nicole Knox-Gray.
The feeling of overwhelm is normal. But with a few deep breaths and some handy hints, the planning process can be relatively stress-free.
Become a good project manager and learn to delegate tasks.
“There are many loving people around you who want to help,” Nicole says.
“Handball the things that you don’t need to have complete control over.”
Make a list and let florists, jewellers, caterers, photographers and stylists do their thing.
They are the professionals, after all.
A problem shared
Remember, you are not alone.
“You have a fiance, so include them,” reminds Nicole.
“By making big decisions together you are halving or even eliminating the stress.”
Spending time doing non-wedding-related activities is also important during this time.
Rest and relax
Lay the foundations for a calm wedding frame of mind by meditating daily, even for just five minutes.
“Meditation brings you into the present moment when you would otherwise go bananas,” Nicole says.
As you race from preparation, to ceremony, to photos to reception, make a point of “checking in” with your partner.
Ask how each other is going, squeeze their hand and remember the reason for the whole event in the first place.
Have a mantra ready if something goes askew.
Nicole suggests the popular “everything happens for a reason” saying, accompanied with closed eyes and deep breaths should help you work through a surprise situation.
“If you maintain a realistic view you will ease the pressure off yourself significantly,”