Physical Effects of the STRESS

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yup, sounds like Stress

Also known as Bride Brain

Thankfully it is temporary, you will find it will mysteriously disappear the moment you say the magic words…

I DO

Laughing

Lol, another good reason I encourage Couples to have some sort of Honeymoon in the days after the Wedding … even a Mini-Moon, the opportunity to relax, have fun, hang out, and be just soooo in love stress fress with one’s Hubby is AMAZING !!

It will recharge your batteries totally.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It wasn’t from wedding stress, but I was so stressed in a terrible job that I gave myself stomach problems which I still deal with to this day, even though I haven’t been at that job in two years.  

My best advice is try and find ways to release the stress- exercise, yoga, bubble baths, reading, watching a TV show with a glass of wine…whatever it takes.  Just do things for you- not for anyone else.  Get plenty of sleep, try not to OD on caffeine, and eat well.  It’s all easier said than done, but if you can take just a little time each day for some self care it could really do wonders.  

And remember- the planning can be stressful, but no matter whar your wedding will be beautiful!  You’re in the home stretch and I guarantee that no matter what happens from this point on, it will all work out.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@inky_1:  Hi Date Twin! First of all, I am so sorry that you are so stressed! That must be such a bummer. 

 

Can I ask what is stressing you out? Is it one thing in particular, or just the general enormity of the event? Is there someone or several someones to whom you can delegate to alleviate some of your stress? 

 

If it’s just nerves, I would focus on deep breathing, and doing things to take your mind OFF the wedding for a bit. Walk away from the computer. Take a walk (no phones!). Meditate. Take a yoga class. Read a book. 

 

This is what’s been working for me. But, I also have the luxury of having an amazing coodinator who took over planning for me 3 weeks ago. She’s been keeping track of everything and coordinating all my vendors so I don’t have to worry about a thing. I know I’m lucky – and I hope sincerely that you start to feel better soon!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I literally thought I was having a heart attack.  No joke I almost went to the ER for the pain in my chest.  I ended up not going and going to my doctor instead – basically I was having erosive acid reflux from all the wedding planning stress!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@inky_1:  What kind of dress is it? What type of material? Is there a reputable dry cleaners in your area who would steam it for you? Have you tried Googling/checking Youtube for DIY ways?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@inky_1:  Lol ok the last thing definitely will NOT happen. So you can relax a little :). 

 

Honestly, in your shoes, I would probably just go ahead and pay the money to have it professionally done. The dress is a huge focal point of your wedding, and while I don’t know how much you spent on it, or other parts of your wedding, in the grand scheme of things it may just make more sense to cough up the extra money to make sure you’re protecting your investment. 

 

I am all about saving a buck, but when it comes to your dress (especially such delicate fabrics) you don’t want to mess around. But no matter what happens, everything is going to turn out JUST FINE. I promise. And we’ll have beautiful, amazing East Coast weather for our big days :).

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m breaking out, been getting tension headaches, and my digestive system hates me.

Post # 13
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@inky_1:  Things have a way of getting done for brides. Explain to them your situation – honestly, if it just needs to be steamed, you should ask if they can do it while you wait. Shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes. Play the bride card. Play that thing with all your might. It’s a powerful card – and sometimes it can even make miracles happen :).

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

All of the above plus my hair is falling out more than usual.

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@inky_1 …hey girl – venue twin here – just got married last Saturday at the Comus Inn and I was SUPER DUPER stressed/nervous/busy in the weeks leading up to it – I honestly couldn’t wait for it to be over — not for the day to come — for the day to be done. I got my lady friend the day before our wedding and between that and the stress, my face was NOT looking it’s best…not to mention the lack of sleep and major bags under my eyes. That’s what make-up is for right?

 

HOWEVER, all that said – the day was AMAZING. I had plenty of mishaps (family car rental mishaps = me driving them to the rehearsal + my flowers + some decor pieces, the hotel we booked to get ready (all 5 bridesmaid + me + 2 hair and make up stylists) CANCELLED my reservation (we worked it out), paint got ON the front of my dress in the “boob” area (it was luckily tan/light beige paint) RIGHT before I put it on and it wouldn’t come off… (luckily, from far away is was unnoticeable and it didn’t show in photos..) it poured 4 days straight before our wedding and we had to have our ceremony on the patio under the tent instead of out on the lawn with the GORGEOUS view (I was initially VERY bummed about this but, luckily the rain let up enough that they lifted the flaps on the tent and the view was still visible.) Plus, we still got good photos outside despite the muddy ground.

 

….and despite all those things – the wedding was seriously amazing. Have faith in the staff @ Comus – they were truly AWESOME the entire day — especially “T,” Cheryl’s assistant.

Sorry if the photos upload weird…

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