Are you planning a wedding? Congratulations! While it is such an exciting time in your life that deserves amazing celebrations, it can also be difficult. Anyone who has planned a wedding can tell you that it’s no piece of (wedding) cake! There is so much that goes into the process, and at times, it can feel overwhelming. Taking steps to make the process go as smoothly as possible, reduce stress, and keep you happy will help you get to your big day while also maintaining your health. Here are my tips to plan your wedding while taking care of your health:
Create a List – And Take It Slow
It’s no secret, planning a wedding isn’t as easy as it sounds! Just like with anything else that requires planning, staying organized throughout the process is key to eliminating stress, and consequently staying healthier. The best way to organize the steps of wedding planning is to create, or find, a list of everything that needs to be done, and dates to have them completed by. This outline will help you avoid the feeling that you are forgetting something, and will make sure everything is accomplished on time. Stick to your list, check it often, and start early! The more time you have to check your list off, the more confident you will feel that everything is done when your wedding is approaching.
Find Vendors That Truly Care
Finding a venue and vendors that truly care about helping you can make a huge difference in the wedding planning process. Why? Because your vendors have the ability to make the process as easy or as hard as possible for you. This is why finding a venue, especially, that will make the process as stress-free as possible is essential. For example, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which is not too far from Asheville, there is a dream wedding venue called Jeter Mountain Farm. Jeter Mountain Farm has hosted hundreds of memorable weddings, from travelers as far as California and New York and as nearby as those who reside in Buncombe County. “With a deeded farm property dating back to 1813, you’ll see majestic hills, sprawling fields, and pristine country combined with full amenities and a stress-free, perfect day. Our attendees often use the word “experience” when describing Jeter Mountain Farm weddings, because you will not only be left with one of the best times of your life, it will also be something you can look back fondly on, as a gathering of your closest friends, family and the love of your life.”
Jeter Mountain Farm is definitely not your average wedding venue. They truly go above and beyond to make sure the process is stress-free and seamless: something that every bride and groom needs and deserves. One example of this is being so straightforward when it comes to their contract. Many wedding venues are very hush hush about their terms, contract, and pricing, but you can find all of that information and more on the Jeter Mountain Farm website, which is so nice to have at the tip of your fingers!
The reception hall in Jeter Mountain Farm can hold up to 300 people, so next time you know someone planning a wedding, point them towards Jeter Mountain Farm so that they can hopefully have a stress-free wedding experience.
Have A Support Team
Bridesmaids and groomsmen aren’t just around to make nice pictures, they serve a purpose! The wedding party should be there to offer help and support to the bride and groom during the planning process and on wedding day. If you are feeling overwhelmed, try delegating some of the planning to members of the wedding party, or even family members who might not be in the wedding party, to reduce some of your stress. Close friends and family would probably LOVE to help you out!
Continue Working Out
Working out not only keeps you in shape, making sure that you feel very comfortable and confident on your wedding day, but it also reduces stress, which is very important during the wedding planning process. Exercise is so good for us, especially when it comes to effectively dealing with stress. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says, “The physical benefits of exercise—improving physical condition and fighting disease—have long been established, and physicians always encourage staying physically active. Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show that it is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.
When stress affects the brain, with its many nerve connections, the rest of the body feels the impact as well. So it stands to reason that if your body feels better, so does your mind. Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. Meditation, acupuncture, massage therapy, even breathing deeply can cause your body to produce endorphins. And conventional wisdom holds that a workout of low to moderate intensity makes you feel energized and healthy. Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem. Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects.”
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