Wedding planning should be fun, but it can also get stressful at times. Not to mention planning during a pandemic adds a whole new dynamic. When might it be time to call in a professional? Think about wedding planning, is the planning taking over your life?
After getting engaged you are usually super eager to get started with all the planning and bursting to start. You get the first draft of the guest list, tour some venues, set the venue and date then maybe shop for your dream dress, you are checking off your to-dos on your list. But soon the list seems daunting, and never-ending! Here are some signs you might be too stressed from all the planning, and our suggestion, step back and relax then go back to planning or considering hiring a wedding planner!
It’s no longer fun
If the tasks start feeling like a chore and less fun that is a sure sign you are burning out on the wedding planning. It’s ok during planning to take breaks, check off some things on your list then enjoy just being engaged. You want to remember your engagement and remember the good, not the stress-induced anxiety.
Procrastinating on the Big Things
Wedding planning can be tiring contacting different vendors, setting up appointments, and keeping track of each one, that can be a lot for anyone! Most likely you have a list of tasks to get done so prioritize the list and tackle one thing at a time.
Are you overthinking your decisions? Does every detail feel wrong? If you are finding yourself second guessing everything takes a break from the planning, get your mind off the planning. Then when you come back to it you will have a clear mind and realize you are stressing over nothing!
Bridezilla or Groomzilla
You want everything to be perfect (which it will be!) But are you fixated on every detail leading to obsessive attention to detail? To prevent stress and avoid becoming a monster, give yourself a reality check. Do you want the stress of wedding planning to influence your mood?
Personal Life Suffering?
Chances are you are already a busy person with work, social obligations, and everyday activities, so adding wedding planning to the mix can put a damper on things. Planning your wedding should be fun and enjoyable, so it is important that your relationship doesn’t take the back seat to wedding planning.
It is normal to be a bit stressed while planning your wedding, since it is probably the first time you have a planned any event to this scale. You are not alone! Our best piece of advice is to do one task at a time and keep working on your list. Do what is most important to you first. It is also ok to call in for help! Wedding planners can plan everything out from the beginning or pick up where you left off. They will also be at your wedding so you do not have to worry about every detail you can simply enjoy your perfect wedding day.
We have been lucky to work with some AMAZING planners over the years, here are some of the planners we always recommend:
You can hire a wedding planner at any stage of your planning! And if you are working full time, planning a destination wedding, have concerns about your budget, or are having to reschedule your wedding because of COVID-19 a wedding planner may be a tremendous help!
If you have not checked off DJ, lighting and/or a photo booth off your list, we hope you will contact us!