A personal and intricate wedding ceremony brings an extensive list of details to arrange and finalize. With these tasks comes an excessive amount of stress and, oftentimes, much of that stress falls on the bride. All the elements that go into planning can be overwhelming for her, so this is your opportunity to step up and help out your bride-to-be. Here are some ways you can be involved throughout the wedding planning phase to relieve some of the responsibility and lift some stress off of her shoulders.
For tasks like choosing a venue or caterer, it can be an exhaustive process to find options, get input, debate on those options and settle upon them﹣especially if she’s doing it all herself. Instead of sending her off to choose, take this opportunity to be present and give your opinion. It’s recommended to not only go with her but also to be present and participate in the planning process. Taste some food, give your judgments, share your ideas. She’ll notice you care about the wedding and about her, and she’ll be less stressed knowing she’s not alone.
Check in on each other’s well-being
Your bride might be swamped with wedding details and forgets to take care of herself, but while checking on her, don’t forget to prioritize your own health, too. When your minds are focused on the big day and you notice symptoms of stress in one another like lack of appetite, hair loss, or consistent headaches, help each other by addressing these signs right away. Leading up to the big day make sure you’re both making healthy food choices and partaking in a self-care routine. A hair loss treatment for you and a treatment to strengthen her hair can help you avoid any physical appearance issues that stress may cause. Make sure that, in your wedding efforts, you’re putting each other’s health before anything else.
Think a few steps ahead
When the bride has three venues to visit in a week while also searching for a dress and dealing with her bridesmaids, she can start to get unhealthily overwhelmed. When you see that she has a countless amount of things to do while balancing your personal lives, take the initiative to get a couple things done. Take something off her plate: draft a seating arrangement, find a few DJs, or arrange transport to and from the ceremony. Anything you can get a head start on will take a little more off of her plate, and she will see how active you’re going to be in the whole process.
When you’re in the thick of the planning phase and your fianceé is showing signs of burnout, she can lose sight of the goal at the end of the day. Remind her that all the scrambling and sleepless nights are going to pass and ultimately get you two to the altar. This is all about celebrating your love, so surprise her with small gifts or gestures like love notes, spontaneous dates, or special dinners to remind her you love her. This could be exactly what she needs to motivate her enough to push through up to the wedding day.
Give her a break
One of the best ways for someone who’s run down to restore a cluttered mind is to take a break. When your bride-to-be feels pushed past her limit, give her a break. Let her stay home and rest while you run a couple errands for her or make dinner. When she lacks motivation to get things done, step up and take charge on some activities that she’s been dreading, even if they seem minimal. Like any other gesture above, acts of appreciation will most definitely boost her mood and get her through to the finish line.