*This is a collaborative post.
It’s normal to feel a little worried before your wedding. That’s human nature. After all, you’re about to pledge yourself to someone for the rest of your life. What’s more, if you’re like most people, you’re about to spend a lot of money too. Average wedding costs are now well north of £20,000.
In short, it’s a lot of pressure.
So if you’re feeling worried before your wedding, what can you do soothe yourself?
When you’re in the process of counting down to your wedding day, it can be tempting to slip out of your routine. After all, the pressure is on to get everything done.
Experts, though, don’t think that this is a good idea. The reason is that it disrupts your normal activities and can throw your body clock out of kilter. And when this happens, you can suddenly feel anxious, nervous and panicky.
Where possible, stick with your regular setup. The wedding day and the day before might be disruptive, but you’ll be prepared for it.
If you don’t want to organise your wedding yourself, then choose a wedding planner to do it for you. With an assistant in place, you don’t have to worry about coordinating vendors or setting up the venue. A professional can take care of the entire thing for you, including seating arrangements, catering, invitations and much more.
Feeling worried about a wedding is a very normal part of life. It IS a big deal. Not feeling anything is a reason to worry.
Life coaches recommend that you avoid trying to downplay how you feel. Sometimes your feelings are trying to tell you something important. Worry might be an innate part of your character, or it could be a warning sign that you think you’ll be visiting divorce solicitors in six months.
Try, if possible, to explore your feelings in a non-judgemental space. They could be nerves, but they could also be a warning. If possible, go deep with a counsellor to more fully explore how you’re feeling. When you get married, you need to be sure that you’re making the right decision.
The food that you put in your mouth can have an enormous impact on how you feel. Some meals can lead to spikes in inflammation that gets into your brain and makes you feel lousy. Others can reduce inflammation and dramatically boost how you feel.
If you’re feeling stressed out – or worse still, burned-out – try focusing your meals around fresh produce. Make yourself some homemade hummus from chickpeas, cut up some carrots and peppers for dipping, make yourself a salad, chop some avocado and slice some fruit to go with it. You get the picture! These foods fight inflammation and help you to feel better, almost immediately.
Do/did you feel worried about your wedding?