Wedding planning blues can get the best of us but if we are prepared we will be ready to face the tasks that lie ahead.
My goal is that by the end of this post you will feel a little better and have a plan that makes you feel great.
The challenge is that when you are feeling the wedding planning blues, it can be tough to pull yourself out of it. Well, let us help!
Every person who is planning a wedding will likely run into a speed bump or two. Or three. Or the whole process may seem overwhelming. Let me offer just a few unusual, out-of-the-box ideas that will help take your mind off the stressors or at least make them more manageable.
We love a good distraction, don’t we? Especially when we have the wedding planning blues. The tougher the process because of that difficult person or that detail that just won’t seem to work itself out, the more welcome the getaway.
We just need a little inspiration from outside of our normal everyday routine. So here you go!
Try something that you’ve never done before and share your experience with someone with who you enjoy spending time. There’s nothing quite like a new food, movie, vacation destination, book, or whatever it may be to give a new perspective. Sometimes when we are down it’s not just our stressful situation that has us down but also the same routine over and over.
For new experiences in my hometown or even when I’m traveling a combination of yelp.com, instagram.com, and if I am traveling, tripadvisor.com can be a powerful combination for just about any kind of experience. If you are looking for the most thorough reviews, yelp will give you excellent insight, especially for restaurants and venues. If you really want to know what the customers think, Instagram is the best way to know exactly from the customer’s perspective what a venue or location really looks like. The same with TripAdvisor will give you the traveler’s view to your final destination.
This is not what you expected me to say but sometimes to cure your wedding planning blues connecting with someone who is going through the same stressful experience can be great medicine. There’s just something about connecting with another person who has or has had the same challenge. It’s a great feeling to know that we are not the first to experience our challenge. In this case, find someone who is also getting married and share your experience. You will be surprised how similar your experiences really are and it will let you know that you are not alone.
The great outdoors can be another great boost to our attitude. Every now and then we just need to see something that we don’t see every day and the more of this that is outside the better. Try a local park or amusement park, garden or art exhibit outdoors. Even a good farmers market that you have never been to can be quite the pick me up.
Making something with our hands is an experience that is quite irreplaceable. But try something with your hands that is completely out of your comfort zone that you have never tried before. For example, if you are a foodie try a new handy project from Pinterest http://pinterest.com. If you are handy, try a cooking class. An art class or a new neighborhood sports league could be just what you need to take your mind off wedding planning.
Something a Little Crazy to Cure Wedding Planning Blues
Finally, try something that is completely out of your ordinary schedule to help with your wedding planning blues. Something that you might be even a little embarrassed to try. This is the best time to do it! Try some stand-up comedy, make a song, karaoke, the options are unlimited. Go live on your social media and share your most embarrassing moment. Just as long as it’s unusual even for you and within reason. After all, let’s not make things more stressful on ourselves.
I hope that your spirit is a little lighter after reading this!
The next step after curing your wedding planning blues is to just remember to rinse and repeat if necessary. Sometimes the planning process gets us down. Remember to return to these steps or as I always say create your own!
Don’t forget to check our blog next week for some more helpful wedding planning and stress reducing content.