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“It’s time to plan a wedding!” – was how you happily started out. With that shiny new ring on your finger and your newly minted status as someone’s fiancé, life suddenly became more exciting.
Soon enough however, wedding planning is all you do during your weekends and during your weekday nights, all you think about.
The initial high has worn off to an all-encompassing stress.
Here are 4 signs that indicates its high time you de-stress and take a good break from wedding planning!
1. It’s not fun anymore.
Mulling over decisions on things that once had you excited is no longer fun.
You’re dreading to spend another weekend pouring over your budget figures and settling your wedding invites.
When you once looked forward to your bridal appointments, the dresses are now looking the same to you and you wonder if you’ll ever find The One.
With so much negative feelings towards planning your wedding, it will only mar your anticipation of your big day.
When you start to feel this way, it’s time to take a break and resume your wedding planning duties after you’ve replenished your energy.
2. You’re procrastinating.
If you find yourself procrastinating on your wedding tasks due to exhaustion or indecision, it is likely a slippery slope to hating on the whole planning journey.
After all, the more you put something off, the more difficult it is to start.
Try approaching it with small steps before making the big ones. Create a simple list of tasks that are more manageable and work your way from there.
You can also enlist the help of a professional wedding planner or friends and family to lighten your load.
3. You no longer know what you want.
Not knowing what you actually want can be more frustrating than wanting too many things.
When you start to second guess every decision you make, and panic over the fear that you’d hate what you chose during your actual day, it’s definitely time to take things easy and clear your head.
Always remember, the little things won’t matter in the larger scheme of things.
You’ll realize it during your wedding day that even if you don’t like the table linens you ordered, you’re still marrying the man of your dreams surrounded by your closest and dearest and that’s what really matters.
4. “What personal life? What obligations? I have no time!”
When wedding planning erodes into other parts of your life and takes over entire weeks with no fun and play, it’s time to reorganise your life again.
While planning your wedding is important, the rest of your life shouldn’t be perpetually in the back seat.
Maintaining your relationships while juggling work and your wedding is tough but not impossible.
Be stricter about keeping to your schedules and you’ll have sufficient time to pay attention to the things and people that are important to you.