wedding stress

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Weddings can be stressful, but they don't have to be. Missed expectations can lead to ruining the best relationships with the people who were there for you to support you on your best day. If you find yourself shifting towards bridezilla mode, it's not too late.
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She might be your fiancée, sister, best friend or daughter. You love her and want nothing but the best for her and her dream wedding. You were ecstatic when you found out she was engaged, but now, well let's just say when you see her number come up on your call display, a sense of dread washes over you.
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For nearly a year, I wore those three months of salary on my hand as we shuttled to and from various wedding related appointments. Proof that my fiancé loved me. Or that advertising works. It was a cold, glimmering 1.3 carat reminder that something didn't feel quite right.
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Weddings are beautiful, exciting, emotional, and joyous occasions...so why is it that it can also be synonymous with stress?
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Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. Sometimes it takes on the tone of a family crisis, because many emotions arise during this time, and people put so many demands on the bride.
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Not every wedding can be published on the pages of the elite, even if yours is Martha or SMP-caliber. Luckily, having worked in the bridal publishing industry, I've learned a thing or two about what goes on in the editor's room and how they select what is worthy of publishing.
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Weddings represent a major life event that, along with the inherent joy, can bring out the dark side of even your closest, most loving friends and relatives.
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It is important to recognize that on this very significant day, in this amazing moment in time, every emotion of the entire wedding journey may surface... and that's okay.
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Two weeks before Thanksgiving, I found out that the current number of Mrs. Coopersmiths would soon be increased by one -- my husband's little brother got engaged. Yay! But then I looked at the calendar again and frowned. Two weeks before Thanksgiving. Seven weeks before New Years.
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Most of us will seek out professional counseling or therapy at some point in our lives. So why wouldn't a bride-in-distress get counseling for whatever's got her so worked up during her engagement period?
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Although it is perfectly natural to worry how you will get through your wedding ceremony -- with all eyes on you -- I am here to tell you that it may not be as stressful as your fears have led you to believe!
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Our culture places a tremendous emphasis on having a great wedding and not enough focus on having an awesome marriage. It's okay to be temporarily obsessed and to yearn for the perfect wedding, but you have to keep your eye on what's truly important.
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A week before your wedding, email a reminder to your vendors with the date, time, and location where they're expected. If
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Wedding season is in full swing, but often the big event that is supposed to be filled with love and happiness is consumed with stress and guilt for the blissful couple. It doesn't and shouldn't have to be that way.
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Not all "my parents are divorced" stories are tragic. But then there are the other stories -- stories of unhealed hurt and bitterness that propel people into saying and doing things that are astounding.
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Consider connecting with other brides. No one understands better than someone in the same "sorority."
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Here's a little exercise for clearing the air if you ever find yourself annoyed with each other, unloving toward each other, or stuck in a wedding planning rut.