Tips for beating wedding stress
Stress is something we all deal with at some point in our lives. Factors such as relationships, responsibilities and your profession can all contribute to daily stress. Planning something which involves making important decisions and spending large sums of money like your wedding can cause an extreme rise in cortisol, otherwise known as the “stress hormone”.
This hormone nemesis can be the cause of undesirable symptoms such as depression, fatigue and weight gain which most ladies would like to avoid before their wedding. So, how do you keep a check on stress when planning a wedding? Here are some ways to remedy your sweaty palms, gritted teeth and rising heart rate in the weeks before your big day.
If your organisation skills pale in comparison to ‘Friends’ star Monica Geller, then now is the time to create a spreadsheet – or even better, get an organised friend to create one for you and teach you how to use it. Once you get into the habit of keeping on top of budget and costings you will soon feel more in control and less stressed. Create a checklist of important things do to and when (remember to reference our wedding preparations blog) and tick off as and when the tasks have been actioned.
When looking at your list of things to do, figure out what you can and cannot handle doing yourself. It’s easy to want to control everything and not want to hand the reins over to someone else but dishing out tasks to others like your partner, family and close friends is the key to keeping your cool. Some brides swear by hiring a wedding planner who can make you enjoy the planning process by helping you work through and execute critical parts of your wedding day.
Look after yourself
No one wants to marry Bridezilla, nor do they want to see a nervous wreck walking down the aisle. Remember that planning your big day is meant to be exciting and you must be kind to yourself along the way. Take time out of your busy wedding schedule to treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage. Massage therapy can have a calming effect on your state of mind, making stress and anxiety melt away. A massage helps you shift your thoughts from everyday worries and gives your body and mind a space to relax. Massage also improves blood circulation which can aid lymphatic drainage and the appearance of your skin, giving you a youthful glow.
Take yourself out of your taxing routine by booking a half day or full day at our spa; enjoy the beautiful country setting, an indulgent lunch, nourishing hydrotherapy pool, as well as a deeply relaxing massage. If you’re in need of some TLC then give us a call as we can create a bespoke package for frazzled brides in need of a break from daily stress, to enjoy some tranquillity and calm away from home. Call us on 01327 810206 to speak with one of our therapists today.