Post # 1
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately…what are you all doing to maintain balance in the midst of planning a wedding? If you’re anything like me, you love your wedding, but often feel stressed and overwhelmed with everything you have to do. It can be hard to balance work, school, relationships (both with Fiance and others in your life) all while planning a wedding. Its even harder to “do it all” while still being healthy, both mentally and physically.
I haven’t gotten it down yet, but here are some of the things I try to do:
-Pre-marriage counseling (our church requires this, and I’ve actually found it to be really therapeutic, and it helps me remember why I’m getting married!)
-Take a “day off” from wedding stuff here and there to hang out with friends or do non wedding-related things with Fiance
I’m curious – what does everyone else do to stay “sane”?
Post # 3
Sane? What’s sane?!?! I haven’t been in that state of mind for quite some time now! Hehehe!
Post # 4
Haha I feel you, proudpeacockbride! I definitely don’t claim to be sane…I do strive for sanity daily, though. Maybe I’ll get there someday!
Post # 5
Just working out every day helps keep me balanced in general.
Post # 6
Well, I work out. And I have lately become addicted to an Australian soap opera courtesy of streaming Netflix. It’s called McLeod’s Daughters. I highly recommend it.
Post # 7
I second the marriage counseling. I’ve been reading a lot more lately, which helps me relax. Watching my fav shows is a welcome distraction too. Coming on Weddingbee actually helps me feel sane, because I realize I’m not alone in this school/wedding/work thing!
Post # 8
hmmm… weddingbee actually keeps me sane. and my books, of course 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
I saw a counselor in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I needed someone wiser than me to help me put things into perspective and make sense of all the impending changes. Not to mention, there were definitely relational issues (with the future husband, with family, etc) that crop up as part of the wedding stress that I needed to discuss with a non-partial party.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i make a list of things i want to do after the wedding. it helps keep me in perspective. i also de-wedding-stress by doing neutral, mundane things i enjoy -like crosswords and jeopardy and reading a ton of non-depressing-happy-ending fiction! or there’s always the reliable ‘get some fresh air’ walk outside!
Post # 11
I make to-do lists for everything. I am totally type A so it gives me great pleasure to cross something off a list. I also work out daily with my Fiance. I also have to make sure that I spend enough time on my school work or I get completely stressed out, but I have a list for that too!
Post # 12
Awesome suggestions, ladies! There’s one I forgot on my list – my dog. Spending some quality time with my puppy always helps me keep things in perspective. Its hard to be stressed out with her tail a-waggin’, and she’s always so happy to see me when I get home it momentarily makes me forget about all the stress
Post # 13
yeah….um at this point there are things I jsut HAVE to get done since it is getting closer (36 days eek!) bt I guess my yoga is something I do for me
Post # 14
Running daily. It gives me a chance to clear my head from my classes and wedding planning.
Post # 15
Iguess what I do is allow time for myself not to think about the wedding. I try to *not* bring up the wedding when I chat with friends because I tend to highjack the convo if I do.
I’m currently not working so I get to spend lots of time obsessing during the day. At night, I get off the laptop after my Fiance gets home so we can spend quality time together. We cook dinner together, then watch a movie or a documentary.
I also try to do some stuff around the house – basic cleaning and laundry – when I get too immersed in wedding details.
I just rejoined my gym after a month of no membership and I think that will help, too.
Post # 16
i’ve actually not been stressed out at all by wedding planning- what’s more fun than planning a giant party for all your friends and family! i jokingly said to my Fiance “now i know why the divorce rate is so high- cause people want to plan a second wedding!” i guess i just trust everything will work out in the end so why worry about it!