The stress of a Wedding….

Flowers. Photographers. Dresses. Shoes. Accessories. Photobooths. Buttonholes. Groom attire. Bridal gifts. Invitations. This is just a snippet of the chaos that is on a constant loop going through my head and the reason sleep has started to unfriend me. Currently, the time is 0315am and I am awake in the wee hours of the night due to the stress of a wedding. My Wedding.

This isn’t my first rodeo Wedding. In fact, this is my second. Not that being a divorcee was ever in my life plan, however life happens and unfolds in whatever way it pleases, so, I rolled with it. I remember being so nervous before my first wedding but I don’t recall losing sleep over organising it. In fact, organising it the first time round seemed easy. This time, however, I’m terrified I’m going to forget something {that’s sort of my thing} and I have this need for everything to be perfect. 

When, through all of the pretty details, fairy lights, and cake; as long as both the darling man and I show up and get hitched, that’s really our only goal for the day we walk down the aisle. Everything this else just a pretty bonus. Marrying this man is my hope, my dreams; he’s my best friend and I truly cannot wait to be his wife.

However, when I say that now I’m thinking just how big are the bags below my eyes going to be in seven weeks time. Is there enough concealer in the world to cure my sleep deprived face on the day of all days that I am meant to glow?

I guess we’ll find out soon enough!

Do you have any tips to reduce the wedding stress? If so, I’d love to hear them!

D xx

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  1. Janine Dolan
    14/07/2016 / 3:31 PM

    The best tip I can give you is organise everything well in advanced. I had all mine sorted in April last year. And we were supposed to get married in 2 weeks.

  2. Christina
    15/07/2016 / 7:03 PM

    I would say that I would not worry if things don’t go 100% to plan. There is so much stress and anticipation over a wedding that it’s hard to enjoy each and every moment as you get so caught up on making sure that everything is perfect. I was so stressed out on my wedding day over things that went wrong etc. In hindsight I should have just let it go as it didn’t matter in the end. All that mattered is that I was marrying my wonderful husband!!! I would write a list of everything that needs to be done and just keep ticking them off. I didn’t write a list and then I’d get stressed as I would forget what things had or hadn’t been organised. Another good tip is to hire a decent photographer. They will give you peace of mind on the day as they will ensure that the day runs smoothly and that you stay on time for everything xxx

  3. Erin
    18/07/2016 / 4:40 PM

    Hi Debs, I can imagine your worry about wedding preparation because its a huge thing life. I would recommend you divide task with friend and family instead of getting stress because that will ease your stress and divided work easy to handle when instead of one person, few person doing the work. Good Luck and congratulation in advance !!!

  4. 01/09/2016 / 9:20 PM

    Wow, I had no idea that weddings could be so stressful. I guess it definitely is not the fun planning it always seems to be, but oh welll, ultimately, the goal is a beautiful marriage with a wonderful wedding to kick it off with! Thanks for sharing, it is great knowing these struggles are shared by every bride planner.

  5. 02/11/2016 / 4:54 PM

    It’s nice that you felt so joyous about your relationship with the person you plan to marry, despite the stress involved. Your decision to look at everything beyond the main goal as a bonus is a wise one.

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