(Closed) How to de-stress?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@limeade: ok after reading you post…first and foremost i need you to breathe very slowly because i am feeling a little stressed out for you. and to answer your question no you are not crazy at all. i know that it must be really hard not to much very hectic for you to be planning a wedding cross country without a support system or someone to go veil shopping with. so my suggestion to you would be why don’t you start by looking online and in some bridal magazines for pictures of veils that you might like one site i can think of is http://www.khristinaeatonltd.com  or if you decided that you don’t want a veil maybe a really nice hair accessory might be better. i don’t really know what style of dress you picked out and i can see that you don’t really care for it much but i hope that your wedding planning experience gets better soon.

 i am planning a vow renewal for next may myself and i am basically do everything on my own. i even bought my dress by myself which was better for me because the one dress shop i want to made me feel super pressured. i am not really sure when you wedding is. however, i think the best destress for me have been taking breaks from wedding planning by reading books, cooking, exercising. and when i go back into planner mode i feel more revived and ready to go at it again. good luck on everything.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@limeade: I think there are a lot of us who hit a wall at one point during planning. I know that I did and I started to panic because I felt like I had been dragging my feet. However, it only lasted for a little bit and I was able to pick myself up out of it. You will too, even though right now everything just seems so overwhelming.

Focus on the things that keep you happy. Even just some of the little things. Keep your head up and keep venting to us. It’s good to get it out.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’m feeling the same you are – stressed and anxious in the middle of nothing. unfortunately i have no tips, i’m just comiserating. :/

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been there before. Actually I’m there now but I’m not planning a wedding, mine’s all over and done with, but life keeps throwing stress my way.

Some things that have helped me:

* I can’t say enough for a relaxing candlelit bubble bath. When I’m stressed, I usually take one a day. For some reason, it calms me down like nothing else. I light some candles, put some bubbles in, get a glass of wine and a book, and just chill out.

*Taking walks is something that is helpful to me as well. Whether it’s just with the dog or Darling Husband or both, it’s calming.

*Working out is a great stress/anxiety reliever! And it’s healthy 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Okay breathe =)  It’ll all be ok.  I second the “candlelit bath” idea.  Buy some lush and relax!  =) 

Onto the specifics:

There’s a store called “value veils” online, they sell nice and inexpensive veils.  You could also try etsy!  Definitely purchase this before the hair trial.

Don’t worry about the hair/makeup trial.  You can honestly push it off until May/June!  Just find someone and book. =)

Don’t worry about the Maid/Matron of Honor dress (and the dumb SA!)  you can find some really adorable dresses at J.Crew or Anthropologie =) Or even David’s bridal!

The wedding ceremony can be worked on slowly over time.  I suggest finding bits and pieces of  ceremonies you like (online) and when you finally meet with pastor, show him your ideas.

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