I reckon everyone reading this blog post will know what I mean when I say ‘life before weddings’. Remember before you were engaged, when you’d go out with friends, snuggle up with your fella in the evenings, spend lunch breaks gossiping or in the shops? Somehow you had more time?
I read a great post on The Boho Wedding Blog yesterday. Kelly is a wedding planner and one of the top UK wedding bloggers. She talked about her work life balance and I think so many of us can identify with weddings taking over our lives.
Bride- or groom-to-be, wedding business owner – one thing we all have in common is that we live and probably dream weddings. There’s something very strange in the world of wedding planning where you find life disappears and you can live in a state of constant near-panic, juggling to do lists and spreadsheets, budgets and appointments until you almost pop.
So how can we stop, redress the situation, get our lives back, enjoy wedding planning and have fantastic, stress-free weddings and successful wedding businesses?
Reduce wedding stress and get your life back: top tips
Wedding Stress Management How to manage your worries about creating a perfect wedding day – alongside all of your expectations and dreams
How to have a perfectly imperfect wedding / life – where else but on Rock n Roll Bride!
Your guide to a stress-free wedding on TearDrop weddings blog
Stress busting ideas for brides and grooms
Time Management for the busy bride – great tips specifically for wedding planning
Wedding Time Management – how to organise your workload and stay happily in control of your wedding plans
Wedding planning if you lose your job – if things get really bad, this article will help you
Stress busting tips from Martha Stewart – beautifully illustrated, quick tips!
On your wedding day
A stress-free wedding day – plan in advance to calm your nerves on the big day
The RMW genius guide to your wedding morning schedule – with inspired tips from the experts and blog readers
Managing stress for brides and businesses – tips for everyone
Top ten stress busting tips for anyone – from the International Stress Management Association (in the UK)
Stress busting tips from Armchair Advice
How to meditate – the basics of Buddhist meditation, written for beginners
Top 20 time management tips for the procrastinator (pdf format)
25 Easy Organizing Changes you can make today! Straightforward tips to organise your stuff, your finances and your time from WiseBread
Stress and time management tips for women
Stress busting foods from Women’s Health – Popeye was right about the spinach, girls!
10 Time Management tips to increase productivity from women unlimited
14 Time Management Tips – from (I love this!) “AskMen”.
More ways to get your life balance back
5 essential zen habits for balanced living – worth a read and a think about
23 ways to be happy at work – a series by Smart Lemming
The Discipline of Relaxing Can you stop, and relax? Or should you plan it first?
and a nice one to end on…
Top 5 ways I have decreased my wedding stress from Blush – including “knowing when to stop talking about it”
If you have any tips for coping with wedding planning stress, I’d love it if you’d share them here.
And thanks to Kelly from Boho Weddings and Events for the inspiration. That reminds me – hiring a fantastic wedding planner is a top tip for brides to reduce their wedding stress!