You finally met your soulmate and are now planning for a wedding. Woohoo! Now, the journey begins toward actualizing the big day. In the best of times planning for a wedding can be a challenge, so don’t imagine that you’re toast just because your wedding is in 2020. Ask anyone who got married before the current difficulties and they’ll tell you that the process still took a good deal of time and effort to pull off.

As you work through the planning process, do your best to avoid high-stress levels. Accumulated stress could make you an unhappy bride and ruin the entire experience. The basic minimum you should do is ensure you sleep enough. Taken care of that already? Here’s some more advice:

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You can pamper yourself without breaking the bank with pricy spa treatments. Create a perfect day of indulging and relaxation in the comfort of your home! Start with putting on some calming music and treating your senses with perfect spa scents like lavender or eucalyptus.

This will set the mood right from the beginning. Don’t forget the candles – they also add a special feel to the ambiance. The smells and sounds of the spa will help you clear your mind and achieve much-needed tranquility.

You can treat yourself with a DIY face mask, a foot soak, or even better – make your massage oil and ask your partner to give you a spa-like treatment. It can do wonders for your stress levels! You can opt for oils with soothing capabilities like a lavender essential oil that can quickly shift your mood. Read more at Brilliant Bridal…

Spoiling yourself with an occasional break is important. After all, you’re the bride and in charge of the process. There’s no good reason not to take care of yourself.

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Practicing a daily habit can help you avoid the build-up of stress. Simply taking it a day at a time could be just what you need. Also, breathing well is always a good thing.

Just Breathe – Practice Meditation

As brides, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed or anxious about planning your wedding. With everything going on in the world right now, it’s so important to have a bit of “me” time. This is why practicing meditation should become a part of your health and wellness plan.

The deep, conscious breathing you undertake during meditation triggers the part of your nervous system that is responsible for the processes that happen in your body when you’re resting. This essentially creates a ‘relaxation response’ in your body and benefits you in multiple ways.

Meditation supports reduced stress and anxiety levels as well as increased mental clarity and ability to focus, which is especially helpful if you’re working from home. Just a couple of minutes a day of meditation or simple breathing exercises can have a positive impact on your health and wellness. Read more at The Maharani Diaries…

It’s the simple things we take for granted that can make a big difference. Drinking enough water, for example, can do you lots of good.

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When you’ve taken care of yourself, you can get down to work. Thank goodness for checklists; they help you stay on top of things. As you plan a wedding, this one is indispensable.

The Lowest Key Wedding Checklist

Before we get into a huge checklist, let’s step back and look at the whole picture. We created this flowchart—to help you figure out the big picture of how wedding planning is going to work. This walks you through the fact that you need to figure out where you’re getting married first, then book your most important vendors, and you know… maybe then buy your dress (or perfect wedding outfit). This will help keep your priorities straight when you’re tempted to, say, spend $500 on decor before you’ve got your venue locked down. Pin it to your Pinterest board, or put it on your fridge and just follow the general big picture steps. (And remember, in 2020, these steps may be simplified, faster, involve doing thing by Zoom, or just involve way more DIY.) Read more at A Practical Wedding…

These tips can help you on your way to a fun wedding planning experience. Remember to take it easy and love the process.

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