Wedding is a grand event with grand celebrations. However, due to pressure of events and also of doing things perfectly, it sometimes creates a lot of stress. It takes a lot of time to plan the wedding and thus this induces stress which is often cumulated. It is important to understand the causes of stress and how to overcome them during the stressful wedding routine. A wedding is a lifetime grand event for great celebration. As such, it often creates undue wedding stress. Planning a wedding may take months or even more than a year, and therefore the stress may become cumulative. To overcome wedding stress, it is important to understand the causes of the stress.
Causes of Stress During Wedding Preparations
Money: Managing money is the greatest cause of worry. An average Indian wedding costs about 10-15 lakhs and this is just an estimate figure. Managing the expectations and realities with a limited money become as a task in itself. Then there are some unforeseen expenditures which may cause more deliberate thinking and planning. Often, the lack of money and our inability to manage it efficiently causes stress. The wedding involves so many events like ceremonies, gifts, photography, food, accommodation, transport etc. and thus, planning for such events creates stress. It is difficult to accomplish every event with perfection and thus it causes anxiety and stress.
Time: Lack of time required to conduct a full-fledged wedding also causes stress. Generally, you are running out of time and the fear of not keeping track of time and meeting the timelines causes stress.
Unforeseen Situations: Then there are many unexpected circumstances like rains, non-arrival of vendor or stuff required that are beyond one’s control and which one generally leaves out during planning.
Overcoming Wedding Stress
Planning: First and foremost step is to plan. A wedding requires detailed planning and it needs to be very deliberate and elaborate. Sit down with your immediate family and decide how you want your wedding to be conducted. Thereafter chalk out a plan and go ahead with it.
Delegate: It is also important to distribute responsibilities to all the different individuals in the family and it is not advisable to take all the load all by yourself.
Hire a Wedding Planner: If you are comfortable with money then you should hire a wedding planner and that will take care of your most of the stress away. They take some additional money but they are a great help as they take away most of the responsibilities and leave you tension free and allow you to truly enjoy the wedding.
Relax: And finally, just relax. Wedding is an occasion and must be enjoyed. If you have planned well and if you keep your nerves under check then it will be just like a cakewalk. And even if something goes wrong then you just have to let go and not take undue stress. Wish you a happy and stress free and joyous wedding.