Organising a wedding is no easy task and you’re bound to feel just a little stressed out at times. However, it shouldn’t feel like a full-time and completely take over your life either. If you’ve started to dislike thinking about your big day or things are getting on top of you, it’s time for a break and to maybe let a professional take the reins. Here are some signs that you might benefit from a planner:
- You haven’t had fun or seen your friends in weeks
If you’re spending every weekend dragging people around bridal stores or doing wedding planning activities, you’re going to suffer from wedding burnout or drive everybody crazy – or both! Remember to make some fun plans with your partner and/or friends that doesn’t involve anything wedding related. Alternatively, hire someone else to do the chasing and planning so you can relax.
- You’re in a bad mood all the time
Planning your big day is supposed to be fun, but there are always parts that don’t seem exciting or interesting at all, such as reading contracts and trying to narrow down your guest list. If you start to find this process is making you snappy or grumpy, then it’s time to take a break and spend some time de-stressing. Perhaps a few trips to the gym or some yoga and meditation might be just the ticket to re-set your mood.
- Eloping has crossed your mind
Unless this is something you were genuinely considering at the start, this is a warning sign that you need a break or hire a wedding planner to help you out. This is a sign that you are feeling overwhelmed and could really do with delegating some tasks. Remember that your chosen venue will often have a dedicated wedding planner who can take on some of those tasks for you. For a Gloucester Hotel Wedding Venue, visit hatton-court.co.uk/gloucester-cotswolds-weddings
- Your to-do list is ever growing
Do you keep putting things off while your to-do list forever seems to be expanding? It’s sound like the opposite of what you would do if you had lots on your list, but procrastination is an example of feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to begin. Firstly, take a well-earned break from wedding plans and secondly, break tasks up into manageable bite-size actions. Alternatively, hire some help.
- You can’t sleep and when you do, you have nightmares
If you’re wedding stress is appearing in your dreams and you’re waking in a cold sweat because of wedding-themed nightmares, then it’s time to take a step back. If you’re also suffering from insomnia because you cannot switch your wedding brain off at night, you also need a break. Try getting away for a romantic weekend, free of planning to remind yourselves why you’re getting married in the first place.