A wedding is not just another ceremony; it is a phase of life which you just can’t ignore. You Nagin-dance and have free food. It is complete bliss. But we often forget to acknowledge the amount of hard work that was put in. The people behind the scenes go through a lot of stress to make it a success. We have charted a list of best ways to handle wedding stress!
1. PLANNING IS THE KEY
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Yes! you are a kind of a person who has never made a list and yes you are proud of it. But now is the time to welcome the change otherwise, the nuts and bolts of wedding preparation will get on your nerves and will not let you live. It is practically not possible to remember everything. Make a checklist of the things you need, the people you want and start early so that if a dress doesn’t fit you, you have time to fix it.
2. DO WHAT RELAXES YOU
If yoga is not your thing then a wedding is certainly not the right time to experiment with your body. Do whatever your stress-busting exercise is. If it is watching “Tom and Jerry”, so be it. Get a nice massage done or simply read a book if that makes you happy. It is all up to you. Find a way to please yourself.
3. SET A CURFEW AND STICK TO IT
Sleep is the best meditation and it is something that keeps our body, mind, soul and health, all on the same page. You don’t have to say goodbye to everyone - your aunt’s best friends’ cousin won’t really mind if you don’t stay with her till she leaves. Sleep on time and wake up early so that you have a good whole day to plan something which is more important.
4. EAT LIGHT BUT…EAT!
We know that you want to look perfect in your wedding dress but please understand that at this point of time what you eat has the capacity to make or break your silhouette. Have a lovely king size breakfast with protein and carbs. Keep eating in little amounts throughout the day. Keep antacids handy, just in case.
5. MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR
If the groom’s family wants ‘Matar Paneer’ to be included in the menu and your family doesn’t like it, don’t go and tell this to every second relative you meet. Marriage is not just about the bride and the groom. It is the integration of two families. Don’t start this beautiful relation with grudges and misunderstandings.
6. BE ECONOMICAL
Finance is the lifeblood of a wedding. Don’t make it a prestige issue. The priority is to have all the ceremonies done properly rather than serving every possible cuisine on your guests’ platter. Avoid indulging in extras and focus on what is essential. Money is something that gives the most stress. Spend wisely and avoid unnecessary debts.
Spare yourselves some post wedding gossip and travel to get rid of that last iota of wedding stress.