Wedding overwhelm + how to beat it

When dreaming of your wedding day I bet what came to mind was the  big proposal, celebrating with family and friends and partying into the night in your beautiful dress with the man of your dreams.  Everything that went down to get to that day usually is forgotten until you're in the thick of planning and getting completely. STRESSED. OUT.

Wedding overwhelm is real and it is a big deal.  Now maybe you're a very level-headed gal and can conquer answering emails from the caterer and phone calls with the florist with ease, but for the majority of brides the road to walking down the isle is a long and tiring journey.

Having recently getting married I can relate to the feelings of being overwhelmed and at times considering just going to a courthouse and calling it a day on the whole thing.  Here are a few tips to navigating your planning process with ease.

#1 - Ask for help

Whether it's family or friends, there is always someone who wants to help.  It seems like such a no brainer but once you're trying to bring your vision to life, you feel like you have to make every decision and nothing can get done otherwise. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if someone offer helps-take it.  Your closest and most trusted loved ones will be able to help narrow down options and get you make the best decision faster than trying to sort through every detail on your own.

#2 - Utilize professionals

Not everyone will have a personal wedding planner, however, most venues, DJ's, florists, etc. have been in the business for so long that they can help you along the way.  Often times, they work together so they know exactly what you're looking for and can point you in the right direction of what you're looking for.  

#3- Date nights

The activities in the months leading up to marrying your special someone can be so overwhelming and pack your schedule that you'll often not even cross paths besides at cake tastings and engagement photos. It is SO important to keep having date nights and stay grounded with each other since he whole point of getting married is to spend a lifetime with the person you love. Having those days planned will keep you sane!

#4- Self care

Besides you're man, who is the #1 person you love most? You, of course! Taking time to relax and recharge is so important.  There will be a lot of time spent making decisions and making sure your guests are all taken care of at the wedding, but looking out for your own well being is a must.  Go to yoga, get your hair done, buy the shoes- whatever it is, take time for you!

I hope these little tips help keep you calm, cool, and collected when planning your wedding and I'd love to hear what helps, or has helped, you leading up to the big day!

Amanda Hensley