Keep Self-Care On Your Wedding To-Do List

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dantus-and-co-events-self-care-wedding-planning-washington-dc-wedding-plannerPlanning a wedding can be stressful for just about everyone, and it’s easy to get carried away. But, it’s an experience that you want to enjoy so it’s important to take care of yourself. This is where self-care comes in.
Self-care can mean many different things, but essentially should be anything that takes care of you mentally, emotionally, or physically. This can be reading a good book, taking a walk, or spending time with your significant other; whatever brings you the stress relief or relaxation that you need. 

Self-care should absolutely be a priority while planning a wedding, because it can often become overwhelming and all-consuming. The moment you are engaged you’ll want to dive right into planning, because it is new and exciting. But, it’s important to take time off every once in a while to be sure you make time for yourself, as well as your relationship. This means no meetings or calls with wedding vendors, no Pinterest, and no wedding talk. Just time that you can take for yourself, as well as time spent with your partner.

Self-Care Tips While Planning a Wedding

Here are a few ways that you can guarantee less stress and more time for self-care during the wedding planning process.

Set Realistic Goals

Wedding planning is a marathon, not a sprint. You don’t need to have all of your wedding planned out within the first month or two of being engaged. Spread out the tasks over time so you are not becoming overwhelmed and completely consumed by wedding tasks. Give you and your partner more time for each task and slowly work through each part of the planning process.

Treat Yourself

Do you love luxurious face masks or enjoy a nice long soak in the tub with your favorite glass of pinot? Or maybe sitting down to read a good book in your favorite chair? Whatever it may be, carve out some time in your day just for you.

Hand Off Tasks to Others

When your wedding party or family members offer their help – take them up on it. You might also consider hiring a wedding planner to guide you through the wedding planning process or a day-of coordinator to help ease your wedding day stress.

Learn the Power of “No”

You don’t have to say yes to everything in wedding planning or in your personal and professional life either. You might need to say no to a new time-intensive project at work. Or no to your best friend who has offered to make your wedding cake who has no professional baking experience. It’s important to be sure you are happy with the decisions being made for your day, as well as in your personal life.

Final Thoughts

Wedding planning can become overwhelming and all-consuming, so it’s important to take breaks for self-care and just enjoy time with your partner. There are many ways that you can de-stress, or just make the planning process simpler and more enjoyable. Make self-care a priority and have an unforgettable wedding planning experience!

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