Bridal Burnout

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
2045 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I mean this in the nicest possible way, you need to let go. You’re driving yourself to reach perfection on things that honestly won’t matter in the long run and you’re setting yourself up for disappointment in your wedding day. Things are going to go wrong on your wedding day. It’s not a case of planning more or not being good enough but because there’s an awful lot outside of your control.

Trying to get the perfect wedding day is not worth your health or relationship, it’s just one day. Remember what is important. I get being a perfectionist but you’re just causing yourself more grief at the moment. Our wedding day wasn’t perfect, things went wrong but we had the best day because we got married.

Post # 3
5566 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

Why don’t you try some therapy sessions? Wedding planning shouldn’t be that stressful. a good therapist will help you discover coping mechanisms

The fact that it is causing strain on your relationship is bothersome. You are planning a party. it’s ONE day. after that party is over, you will still have your husband and  marriage. if wedding stress is causing strain, how will you handle a marriage? a wedding  is the fun part.

Post # 4
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Why is your fiancé not helping you / taking half the tasks that need to be done and doing them?

Post # 5
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Bee, it sounds like you need more than just a day off. I went through something similar in August and am almost recovered from it – burnout, exhaustion, etc. Suggestions that worked for me:

  • Let go of things being “perfect”.
  • Or if you can’t let things go, don’t take any snafus or mistakes personally. That’s just unnecessary stress you’re putting on yourself.
  • Hire a wedding planner to help manage the remaining tasks and the month leading up to the wedding
  • Put sleep and relaxation first. If you are struggling with sleep every other aspect of your life is going to feel crappy and every little bump will feel like a huge mountain. Getting good sleep helps me cope. I find meditation and yoga works wonders for sleep.
  • Talk to your friends, family and Fiance about how you are feeling. People love and care about you!
  • Take a week off if you can or a few weeks off. Try to do things during that time that you enjoy, not just what you “have to do”.
  • Get help from your Fiance for tasks.
Post # 6
1556 posts
Bumble bee

I get stressed and anxious too when I’m wedding planning, I’m finding it so overwhelming. Try to do wedding planning only every second weekend, and make a point to do it with your Fiance if that helps, so youre not taking on all the decisions on by yourself.

Post # 7
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

mdr710 :  Is it in your budget to hire a wedding professional? You shouldn’t be stressing like this. Putting so much emphasis on “perfection” will only set you up for disappointment and prevent you from enjoying your day. 

What exactly is so stressful at this point? Since you already ordered invitations, I’m assuming that you are pretty far along in the process and that most of the major items are already taken care of? Did you take on a bunch of DIY tasks or something?

Regardless, planning should not be taking a toll on your relationship. I know weddings are a big deal, but at the end of the day the majority of your guests won’t even notice or remember half of what you are probably stressing about. Try to relax and enjoy what is supposed to be a fun time in your life. ❤️

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