Battling Burnout While Planning Your Wedding
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Battling Burnout While Planning Your Wedding
You're engaged! Congratulations! Now the hard part begins...planning the wedding. Weddings are wonderful, joyful occasions that bring two people together in matrimony. They are also a lot of work.

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From booking the venue to sending out invitations to picking out the perfect cake, there's a lot to do and it's easy to get overwhelmed. And when you add in the pressure of making sure everything is perfect, it's no wonder so many brides (and grooms!) experience wedding planning burnout. 

If you're starting to feel the strain of wedding planning, don't worry. You're not alone. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the signs of burnout and offer some tips for dealing with it. By taking care of yourself and staying organized, you can make it through the planning process without losing your mind!

Signs You Might Be Experiencing Wedding Planning Burnout

  • I'm doing everything myself and I'm exhausted.
  • I've been forgetting things and my family/friends are getting annoyed with me.
  • I keep cry ing/yell ing/feel like I'm about to have a meltdown .
  • All I can think about is how stressed I am and how much I still have left to do .
  • Every time someone asks me about the wedding, I just want to scream .
  • I'm so sick of looking at wedding websites/venues/dresses that I can't even stand it anymore .
  • I've been fighting with my fiancé/parents/wedding party members more often than usual .
  • I don't even want to get married anymore, I just want this whole thing to be over .

 If any of this sounds familiar, don't despair! There are things you can do to combat burnout and get back on track. Read on for some helpful tips. 

Tips for Dealing With Wedding Planning Burnout

Wedding planning burnout is incredibly common, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer through it! Here are some things you can do to ease your stress and get back on track: 

  • Take a break : Once you've hit your breaking point , it's important to take some time for yourself . Step away from the wedding plans for a few hours or even a few days if you can swing it . Go spend time with friends or family , take a yoga class , treat yourself to a spa day —do whatever makes YOU happy . You'll come back feeling refreshed and recharged and ready to tackle your To-Do list with a clear head .
  • Delegate : Just because YOU'RE getting married doesn't mean YOU have to do everything ! Ask your fiancé , parents , maid of honor , or other friends and family members if they wouldn't mind pitching in to help with specific tasks . Even if they can only take on a small part , it will lighten your load and make the process less daunting .
  • Set Some Limits : One way to avoid becoming overwhelmed is by setting limits on how much time you'll spend working on wedding-related things each day or week . For example , establish that Sundays are "wedding-free" days where you won't even think about The Big Day until Monday morning comes around again . This will give you something to look forward to as well as provide much-needed mental breaks throughout the week .

Planning a wedding is no small feat. It takes months (sometimes even years) of preparation and it can be easy to get caught up in the stress of making everything perfect. If you're starting to feel overwhelmed, know that you're not alone—burnout is incredibly common among brides (and grooms!).

But there are things you can do to ease your stress and get back on track. By taking breaks, delegating tasks, and setting limits, you can make it through the planning process without losing your mind!