Amidst all the fun, joy and celebrations, weddings can be very stressful. Deciding the venue, numerous shopping trips, selecting the invitation cards and so on, the list just does not seem to end. The fast approaching wedding day gives every bride-to-be butterflies in her stomach.
As chaotic and stressful as weddings can be, there are ways one can resort to calm down the last minute marriage jitters. Here are a few of them:
#1. Speak to the married ones
Pre-wedding jitters like ‘will everything turn out to be as planned?’, ‘will life change drastically after marriage?’ or ‘have I taken the right decision?’ are common with most couples who are about to get married. In such a situation, talking to your friends who have already experienced them is not a bad idea. Their tips can be of great help to calm you down as you can benefit from their good experiences and learn from their mistakes.
#2. Stay close to your loved ones
It is said that in times of distress, no one can calm you down the way your family or friend do. When you are around your loved ones, you feel safe, happy, appreciated and pampered. Feelings of uncertainty and fear do not linger in a pleasant state of mind. So, whenever the nerve wrecking jitters start to appear, try to stay surrounded by your family and friends.
#3. Learn to assign tasks
It sure is your wedding, but it does not mean that you need to make or oversee all the arrangements by yourself. The more work you take upon yourself, the more burdened and stressed out you will feel. Try to delegate responsibilities and tasks. If not to outsiders, then assign tasks to your own family members and friends. For instance, you can ask your brother to pick up your outfits from the tailor or ask a close friend to overlook the appointments with the beautician.
#4. Meditate and relax
Whenever you get worked up, try and sit in the most peaceful corner of the house and meditate. There is nothing more soothing for the mind than meditation. Take deep breaths and try to calm your mind. Think of what really matters to you, and try to forget everything else.
#5. Have a 'to-do' list
This is one of the most important things you can do. Make a ‘to do’ list, and once a task is done, strike it off. This will help you keep a track of what has been taken care of and what is still left.
#6. Stay connected with your fiancé
When you get too stressed, just try to remember why you took the decision to get married to your fiancé. Thinking of your fiancé will calm you down for sure. Keep in touch with each other over the phone even if you cannot meet. Comfort and ease each other’s nervousness, and be available at all times.
These simple tips are sure to keep you calm, focused, relaxed, and add to the much-expected glow on your big day.