Wedding planning can be exhausting for you both, so don’t forget to take a break. Sometimes I feel like I can’t go a day without talking about the upcoming wedding (6 months away) and it makes me feel like a crazy person. It’s a mix between being excited, having a lot to do, and having a lot of people ask about it.
Make sure you take a break.
When you find yourself dreading going home and getting back on the computer, or you see your honey start to wince when you mention color schemes again, it’s time to take a break.
I’ve had a few friends talk about the come down after the wedding, where they found themselves at a loss as to how to spend all the free time they had now. I thought they were crazy, but now I find myself thinking about that scenario and how it will be weird not to be planning/worrying all the time. Don’t get so wrapped up in wedding that the rest of your life starts to get neglected.
One of the ways to prevent becoming “bridezilla” is to maintain your grip on reality (the non-wedding reality). Go away for the weekend or have a night/day where you don’t talk about anything wedding related. If you find that you’re spending a lot of that time worrying about wedding stuff, take more breaks, because sanity is a good thing. Do something that is relaxing and takes your mind off planning, like read a guilty pleasure book (fantasy books are my favorite), watch a movie, watch terrible TV (I find myself watching more and more Jersey Shore as I get closer to the date).
Do something that takes your mind away that’s relaxing, but try and avoid signing up for any classes. Do we really need more commitments right now? Sometimes our brains just need a vacation from all the wedding planning. It’ll be there in the morning.