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Practicing self-care while planning your Wedding.

Planning a wedding can be an exciting and joyous experience, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. With so much to do and so many details to consider, it’s important to prioritize self care during this time. Taking care of yourself can help you feel more grounded, focused, and able to handle the challenges that come with wedding planning. Here are some tips for incorporating self care into your wedding planning process:


  1. Set aside time for relaxation and recreation: Make sure you’re setting aside time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether that’s exercising, reading a book, or spending time with friends and family. This will help you de-stress and recharge your batteries.

  2. Practice self care habits: Take care of your physical and mental health by incorporating self care habits into your routine. This could include things like getting enough sleep, eating healthy meals, and taking breaks to practice meditation or deep breathing.

  3. Seek support: Don’t be afraid to ask for help or delegate tasks to friends and family. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to do everything on your own.

  4. Lean on your team: Find vendors and people you can trust to join your Team, and assign them key roles and responsibilities. Rely on the professionals to help with the heavy lifting, and consider asking those with actual experience for advice on the areas you still have questions about.

  5. Find time for yourself: As my Drill Sergeants in the Army used to tell me, "Drink Water". Simply put, take a break. Go get your hair done, take a vacation, stop to smell the roses, take a hike, or take a seat. Do whatever you need to do to give yourself some me time to decompress.

  6. Find time for your relationship. While wedding planning can be a stressful time for your relationship, it’s important to make time for each other and prioritize your connection. Make sure to set aside time for date nights or just spending quality time together to keep your relationship strong.

  7. Seek professional help: If the stress of wedding planning becomes overwhelming, don’t be afraid to seek out professional help. It's okay to feel like you are not okay. Talk to a therapist or counselor who can provide you with coping strategies and professional support.

"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about." – Robin Williams, actor and comedian.


Remember, your wedding day should be a joyous and memorable occasion, not a source of stress. By prioritizing self care during the planning process, you can ensure that you feel your best on your special day.


If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to speak with professionals who can help.

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