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How many times have you stressed over wedding planning? More times than you can count huh? Well, I’ve got five simples steps for you.

1. Learn to say no

Wedding planning is exciting and fun but it can also be one of the busiest times of your life. If you don’t want to end up being a nervous wreck a week before your big day, learn to prioritize and say no to any new commitments that would take away from other important wedding-related tasks. It’s really ok to say no every now and then. Remember, this day is about you and your groom and what you two want, no one else!

2. Become the queen of organization

The more organized you are, the better your wedding planning experience will be. Keep a digital copy of all of your important documents, contracts and information in one file on your computer so that you can easily refer back to them. If you want to be able to bring important documents along to meetings with vendors, you can always create a wedding binder that contains all of the information you need. Plus it makes for a great backup copy too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help in this department if you don’t feel like you are great at organizing. It all comes together!

3. Have a little fun

There’s no need for you to be a frazzled bride or a bridezilla. Take out your calendar and schedule a few fun days in-between all of your planning. THIS IS A MUST. Make fun and laughter a priority in the weeks leading up to your wedding. You are never too busy for some fun! Let others spoil you. Not only that, but, sometimes it’s important to come back down to earth and remember why you’re choosing to marry your partner and that trying to control every single aspect of your day is only going to leave you wishing it was over. Go out and enjoy an afternoon with the girls or your soon to be hubby where you don’t talk about the wedding at all.

4. Move your body

Exercise does wonders when you’ve got a lot on your plate and just need to take a breather and focus on your health. This doesn’t mean that you need to schedule in an hour at the gym every day either. If time is short, a simple 15-20 minute walk or yoga session will make all the difference to your stress and energy levels. Wedding planning isn’t meant to wear you out or make you sick. Be sure to take care of yourself for yourself!

5. Just breath

Take a complete timeout from wedding planning as often as you need to. Every bride deserves a relaxing soak in the tub or a heavenly hot stone massage. Go see Andrea Barnard for a facial (They are TO DIE FOR!), or get your nails done to release some stress and pamper yourself. It can be difficult to make time to simply relax but do your best to find the time, even if it’s just 30 minutes a week.

That’s all I’ve got for you guys today. Now go out and enjoy yourselves! Remember, at the end of the day, all that matters is that you two are married! Don’t worry about the little things today, save that for another time.

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