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Wedding Stress

Wedding Stress
Wedding stress can come in various forms but how you deal with it can make it easier or harder to bear. You will experience ebbs and flows of the wedding process. And, stress will definitely be a five letter word you will experience. You will have so many details that consume your life, it can be quite stressful. However, it’s important to“not sweat the small stuff.”
It sounds a lot easier than it is. From bad etiquette to breached contracts to drama in your wedding party….it’s possible you may experience all or some of these situations. I could say grin and bear it, but that will only make you want to tear your hair out. There are some ways that you can unwind and naturally have some breathing room.
1. Assign roles and responsibilities to family members and bridal party

Everyone could use a little help here and there. Know your limits. If you don’t think you can handle a certain task, do not be afraid to ask your family and or bridesmaids. That is what they are there for. Remember when you asked them to stand by you on your wedding day? Well, they don’t just get to wear a pretty dress and smile. They should get their hands a little dirty too. They may not know you need help and you can’t assume someone will ask you. Don’t be a martyr.

2. Make sure to have fun
You’re getting married! You’re not planning a funeral. This is supposed to be a happy time filled with wonderful memories not nervous breakdowns and tears. Plan regular dates with your mate, and don’t forget your friends! A wine night with girlfriends or a fun night out of dancing may just be the remedy!
3. Do not let it consume your life
Don’t be obsessed with your wedding planning such that you only eat, sleep and breathe“the big day.”Remember you still have yourself, friends, and families to mingle with. Spend a day or two each month to hang out with your friends! Set aside every Friday to have a date with your prince and don’t talk about your wedding planning. Just like good old days. Free to chat about anything, except your wedding.
4. Exercise often and regularly
Not only will this help with toning up for your day, but also give you some“me time”and clear your head. There are many benefits to being physically fit both mentally and physically.

Destination Wedding Pros and Cons

So you’re thinking about hosting a destination wedding? Good for you! Destination weddings continue to grow in popularity, especially for couples who wish to exchange vows in an exotic locale or enjoy the intimacy of a small wedding, but for every benefit of a destination wedding, there’s also a drawback. Consider these pros and cons before deciding whether a destination wedding is right for you…

 


Pros:

  • You don’t have to live on a beach to have an oceanfront ceremony. A destination wedding gives you the opportunity to host your nuptials at literally any place on earth, giving you the chance to create the wedding of your dreams.
  • Since destination weddings tend to only attract the most committed of your family and friends, you can celebrate your nuptials with the people nearest and dearest to you instead of being surrounded by people you hardly know or were forced to invite.
  • Get a jumpstart on your honeymoon by selecting a wedding location that doubles as a honeymoon hotspot.
  • Your wedding locale—whether a romantic beach, mountain resort, or foreign countryside—serves as a breathtaking backdrop, eliminating the need for elaborate decorating and the stress that’s associate with dressing up a ceremony site.
  • For most destination wedding locations, you’re limited in your choices of sites or vendors, resulting in a carefree and stress-free decision-making process.
  • An intimate ceremony and casual dinner for your small group of guests can prove to be a much more cost-effective option than a lavish ceremony and reception back home.
  • Destination weddings help keep the focus on what matters most, the love and commitment between you and your soon-to-be spouse, instead of getting caught up in the typical wedding hoopla and stress.
  • Hosting a post-wedding party back home gives you the best of both worlds: a wedding at a dream locale and a chance to celebrate with all of your loved ones.

Cons:

  • A destination wedding means a smaller guest list, preventing you the opportunity of sharing your big day with extended family, friends, or co-workers who are unable to make the trip.
  • Although a destination wedding is much more intimate, the expense can be comparable to a lavish wedding at home, especially if you’re considering paying the travel and lodging expenses of your family and friends, or hosting a reception in your hometown in the days or weeks after the wedding.
  • Hosting an out-of-town affair can be perceived as robbing your parents or future in-laws of the joys of planning and hosting your wedding, resulting in feelings of anger, sadness, or resentment.
  • Long-distance preparations can be a headache to manage, especially if you select a wedding location that is completely foreign to you. Expect to spend a lot of time on the phone, scouring the web, or exchanging emails to get all the details perfect.