31 May 2022

Wedding jitters to avoid!

Submitted by Steven J Brown
Wedding jitters to avoid!

Planning a wedding, a ceremony, and honeymoon while you have a full-time job is extremely stressful. You have so much on your plate, and your stress levels take a bit of a hammering, especially if you are doing it all yourself.

It's generally important to take care of yourself, but even more so when you have a wedding approaching. Be sure to pay attention to yourself in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding.

Try look at alternative options before you walk down the aisle, especially options that will cause the least amount of anxiety. One of these options could include a bespoke wedding location like Granny Mouse Country House & Spa to get rid of the “needless nerves”.

Planning a wedding is hard. Trying to please parents, future in-laws, yourself, and your fiancé may seem like an impossible task. Most people don’t have experience in planning such big and important parties.

So, if you are suffering from pre-wedding butterflies that is normal. Understanding the difference of being stressed over a wedding is one thing and it’s not about having hidden concerns about going ahead with this big step.

Signs of pre-wedding jitters and what you can do about them:

  1. Having trouble eating - we often feel like we have “butterflies” when we are anxious about something and this reduces our appetite. It’s important to eat for strength and energy. Try eating yoghurts, cheese and biscuits, or even marmite on toast. Also, if possible, avoid any heavy sugary treats.

  2. Can’t sleep - anxiety brings racing thoughts, which tends to be exaggerated when your environment is quiet. Try elements that focuses on relaxation, like having a long bath, putting on some calming meditational music, or doing breathing exercises while thinking happy thoughts.

  3. Exercise – nothing makes one feel better than a little exercise, whether it be yoga, meditation, walking or even a session at the gym. Any of these can take the edge off your anxiety. The best idea is to create a regular exercise schedule leading up to the wedding to keep those stresses to a minimum. It does help.

  4. Battling to concentrate – get out that notebook and make a list, and tick off as you go. Don’t try and be a hero and think you can remember everything – you are going to forget important aspects which will then just stress you more. (That is why we have bridesmaids to delegate).

  5. Short-tempered - this is part of the anxiety process, so try think before reacting and speak calmly to help restore your Zen.

  6. The checklist - Who is the boss? The list is! Make a checklist and also include people you can trust to take on some of the responsibilities. If you worry about the day plan, then the checklist needs to include a timeline i.e. contacting various suppliers before the big day. Planning in advance and starting early with all your necessary arrangements will prevent unwanted anxiety and unwanted pressure.

  7. Change the tradition – no one says you have to have a big wedding. Remember it’s not the size of the wedding that counts, but rather sharing it with those who mean the world to you.

Contact, the Granny Mouse Team on 033-234 4071 to help sooth those unnecessary jitters.

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Inspired by: https://www.psychologytoday.com/za/blog/life-without-anxiety/201803/calming-pre-wedding-jitters