According to a recent Zola survey, 40% of newlywed or engaged couples categorize the wedding
planning process as “extremely stressful” and 71% consider it more stressful than other major life
events. It seems that the blessing of marrying one’s true love is eluding many couples as they
scramble to iron out the details for one of the biggest days of their lives.
Why Wedding Planning Can Be So Stressful
Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop just because you need to plan your wedding. I’m pretty sure
there’s no company in the world that offers wedding-planning leave, and if you already have
children, they aren’t going to magically learn how to care for themselves. Now, on top of all your
usual responsibilities, you have to pull off a celebration for what is often quite a large crowd.
If you’re about to dive into planning your wedding, or if you’re already in a stress spiral from doing so, here are four ways to calm your nerves and actually enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.