Wedding Stress Tamed

No matter how grand the plans or how well the wedding day runs, if your relationships are strained in the lead up, the joy of the day for you and your family will be undermined.

That’s not the way to start a life together!

 Here are three tips for keeping the stress under control.
Tips to tame the Stress

It's about more than just you

The wedding industry will tell you that it’s ‘your day’ and you shouldn't compromise on what you want. But weddings are the joining of two families and not just two individuals. If you want to have family celebrate with you on the day, and be happy to do so, then you have to allow room for them to have an opinion and to make a contribution. Yes, it might feel like interference but keep it in perspective: the day will come and go but your family relationships will endure – for better or worse!

It's about more than the day
Many couples (brides especially) have long held dreams for their wedding day. It’s easy to become overly attached to an idea when it has been percolating in your imagination for so long, but remember that no wedding issue is more important than your relationship. As the saying goes: a wedding is a day but a marriage is a lifetime. No matter how strongly you may feel about something, your relationship is infinitely more valuable.
Stay in budget
It might seem obvious, but letting the wedding spend blowout will not only create financial stress for you in the lead-up to the wedding, it will sour your newlywed years. Research shows that couples who overspend on their wedding are more likely to break up than those with more modest events, and money is cited as one of the top three things couples argue about.  The last thing you want is to be arguing over your wedding debt as you're trying to start your new life together.
Bonus Tip:

A marriage education course may seem unnecessary when you are so in love but they have proven effectiveness in enhancing relationship resilience. The SmartLoving Engaged course will teach you practical skills that empower you to create and sustain a strong bond, like how to make couple decisions, communicate your emotions and needs clearly, and strategies for avoiding arguments.

So get in early, before the busyness peaks, and you’ll have new skills you can use during your engagement as well as in your marriage.

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