Don’t let weddings take over your life

I reckon everyone reading this blog post will know what I mean when I say ‘life before weddings’. Remember before you were engaged, when you’d go out with friends, snuggle up with your fella in the evenings, spend lunch breaks gossiping or in the shops? Somehow you had more time?

I read a great post on The Boho Wedding Blog yesterday. Kelly is a wedding planner and one of the top UK wedding bloggers. She talked about her work life balance and I think so many of us can identify with weddings taking over our lives.

Bride- or groom-to-be, wedding business owner – one thing we all have in common is that we live and probably dream weddings. There’s something very strange in the world of wedding planning where you find life disappears and you can live in a state of constant near-panic, juggling to do lists and spreadsheets, budgets and appointments until you almost pop.

So how can we stop, redress the situation, get our lives back, enjoy wedding planning and have fantastic, stress-free weddings and successful wedding businesses?

Reduce wedding stress and get your life back: top tips

Wedding Stress Management How to manage your worries about creating a perfect wedding day – alongside all of your expectations and dreams

How to have a perfectly imperfect wedding / life – where else but on Rock n Roll Bride!

Reduce wedding stress the Martha Stewart way

Your guide to a stress-free wedding on TearDrop weddings blog

Stress busting ideas for brides and grooms

Time Management for the busy bride – great tips specifically for wedding planning

Wedding Time Management – how to organise your workload and stay happily in control of your wedding plans

Wedding planning if you lose your job – if things get really bad, this article will help you

Stress busting tips from Martha Stewart – beautifully illustrated, quick tips!

On your wedding day

A stress-free wedding day – plan in advance to calm your nerves on the big day

The RMW genius guide to your wedding morning schedule – with inspired tips from the experts and blog readers

Rock My Wedding guide to wedding morning stress free tips

Managing stress for brides and businesses – tips for everyone

Top ten stress busting tips for anyone – from the International Stress Management Association (in the UK)

Stress busting tips from Armchair Advice

How to meditate – the basics of Buddhist meditation, written for beginners

Top 20 time management tips for the procrastinator (pdf format)

25 Easy Organizing Changes you can make today! Straightforward tips to organise your stuff, your finances and your time from WiseBread

Stress and time management tips for women

Stress busting foods from Women’s Health – Popeye was right about the spinach, girls!

10 Time Management tips to increase productivity from women unlimited

14 Time Management Tips – from (I love this!) “AskMen”.

More ways to get your life balance back

5 essential zen habits for balanced living – worth a read and a think about

23 ways to be happy at work – a series by Smart Lemming

The Discipline of Relaxing Can you stop, and relax? Or should you plan it first?

and a nice one to end on…

Top 5 ways I have decreased my wedding stress from Blush – including “knowing when to stop talking about it”

If you have any tips for coping with wedding planning stress, I’d love it if you’d share them here.

And thanks to Kelly from Boho Weddings and Events for the inspiration. That reminds me – hiring a fantastic wedding planner is a top tip for brides to reduce their wedding stress! 😉





Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Salma
    8 years ago

    I’m rather enjoying the post-wedding non-stress! Sometimes you just don’t realise what it does to you.

  • Andrew Billington
    8 years ago

    I honestly don’t know what I used to spend my time doing before I got involved in the wedding industry as a photographer. My wedding obsession (blogs, shows, images…) is full time now and continues through many couples days. But I do love it!

  • Amma // Beyond Beyond
    8 years ago

    Massive thumbs up! I have been a lot better this year at letting things go and not stressing and I intend to keep it that way!

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