Photo shoots, wedding plans, handing out invitations, more wedding plans… Now that you’re engaged there are a lot of fun and exciting things to go over. You’re preparing for a lifetime together, and that’s exciting! But there’s also a lot of stress that can come with this stage of life. But there are some things you can do to lessen the stress.
Now That You’re Engaged
Take time to go on a date! While you are handing out invitations and planning wedding stuff, it’s easy to neglect spending time together and talking about life beyond the wedding. So take time to go on a date without planning anything wedding. Remember the reason you’re getting married! It’s because you treasure your significant other enough to want to spend the rest of your life together!
Take time to relax. This is similar to the last piece of advice. Take time to do something that relaxes you. Take a bubble bath, go to the coffee shop with some friends, read a book… Whatever it is that you enjoy doing.
Ask people for advice. There are a lot of things that go into planning a wedding, whether your wedding is going to be very simple or if you are planning a more elaborate affair. Talking to friends and family that are already married is a huge help to getting things smoothed out, so you don’t forget important pieces of your day! Your photographer is also a great person to ask for help, since they know the ins and outs of wedding days, and are there to help you!
Remember that this is your day. Taking advice from others is great as I mentioned before. But there are so many trends, and so many different types of people. Don’t feel like you need to follow the trends just because it’s “in” right now. If you happen to love the current trend, great! Use it. But if it isn’t you, then plan what you love. A lot of people have unsolicited advice to give. They are mostly well-meaning, but don’t feel like you have to follow every piece of advice given. This is your day, plan it your way!
The Most Important Thing
While this is a busy time of life, it is also a very special time! You are spending time getting ready to marry the one you love and that’s the most important thing! So cherish this season, while anticipating the one that is coming!
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