Reality Check, please!

Are you freaking out about your wedding? At any stage of what can sometimes be a long timeline… a bride might just do that. Nobody wants to be bridezilla and nobody thinks its going to happen to them, until it does.

Is this you?

Is this you?

Well I have some good news for you, it happens to almost everyone, so you’re completely normal. And, as it is written: this too, shall pass.

Here are some tips on how to handle it:

Find some busy work, or real work, for that matter, but keep busy with something other than wedding tasks.

Journal. Sit down and write about your feelings. There are many real and imagined things to worry about but identifying your fears will help.

Remember it is normal to be concerned about marriage and the future. In her book, The Conscious Bride, Sheryl Paul writes honestly about what is often not discussed – that brides might have doubts, and that the whole process from engagement to wedding is a roller coaster of emotions.

Check list for the countdown.

Check list for the countdown.

Exercise is a great release for many, or perhaps just the hot bubble bath. Whatever works for you, but remember you’ve got to roll with the punches. When the big day comes and goes you will, of course be married.

Sit down with your future partner and talk, really talk about it all. To help you stop obsessing about the wedding take some time to imagine your future together.

Check lists work for me! My theory is that when you see what’s been done and what is left to do, on paper, in black and white, you can stop worrying about it. If you’re worried you’ll forget something, a list can take the pressure off – all you have to do it look at it to feel reassured of where you are in the process.

FInd a way to deal with stress.

FInd a way to deal with stress.

No one is the perfect bride, hostess, organizer, daughter, daughter-in-law, and every other role you are expected to take on seamlessly, that is, along with your regular life! Try to embrace the stress because it’s a sign of the importance of the event. You wouldn’t be worried if it weren’t important, so remind yourself it’s totally normal.

Stress reduction activities help.

Stress reduction activities help.

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