In the days just before the wedding, patience and intuition become equally as vital as seeing the funny side. Knowing what to say and how to say it and also knowing when to do things. Below are tips for dealing with wedding planning stress.

                                      

Recognise the symptoms
Stress is an issue that people deal with on a daily basis. Recognising the warning signs, controlling the symptoms and keeping it at a comfortable distance can be challenging and more and more treatments and preventions are coming to the fore. 

 A significant rise in reported cases of stress related illnesses brought on by debt, work, education and in many instances, weddings, means that some brides are spending the happiest day of their lives, clouded in a fog of anguish and worry.

Write a list and start ticking!
The cause of many brides’ stress is the feeling that they have forgotten something crucial. “We always advise brides to set up a task list – there are several really good ones available – and tick things off as they go along.

Honesty is the best policy
Be as considerate and polite as you can with suppliers – it may sound obvious but courtesies like please and thank you are still magic words. Be honest and up-front with suppliers: talk to them. If your budget isn’t equal to your ideas don’t immediately head straight off in search of a cut-price look-alike.

Talk to the supplier – they have years of experience so may have alternatives ideas which could achieve a similar result via a cheaper route.”See small problems for what they are

Being prepared to let go is also something brides should consider. “It’s totally understandable you won’t want things running awry from what you’ve envisaged but not every guest will know those finer details so if one thing isn’t just exactly how you thought it should be.