Congratulations, you’re getting married! A wedding is an exciting occasion for all who are involved, but especially for the bride and groom to be. With all the excitement, however, comes a bit of stress. To feel your best on your big day from the inside out, it’s important to take some time out for yourselves. Keep reading for some tips on how to fight back against the stress that wedding planning may bring and show up to your big day ready to begin the rest of your life with the person you love!

Get Enough Rest

Wedding planning has a way of keeping couples to be up past their regular bedtimes. With all the budgeting, planning, and anxious feelings about last minute details, it’s easy to see why it may be tough to wind down at the end of the night. However, skipping out on sleep too often will leave you feeling tired, worn down, and can even lead to sickness. Besides, the last thing you want is to have bags under your eyes in your wedding photos! Try your best to get the recommended amount of sleep each night (7 hours for adults), stick to a scheduled bedtime and adjust your sleep schedule as needed. Maintaining a more structured night-time routine allows your body to recognize when sleep is necessary and, in turn, you’ll feel well-rested and better able to tackle whatever wedding plans are thrown your way.

Make Time For Each Other

Between your job, appointments with your vendors, and the unpredictability of everyday life, it’s likely you won’t see much of your partner while planning your wedding. During what can be a stressful time for both of you, tensions may arise. At this point, it’s critical to take a step away from planning and spend time together to keep the spark alive. Believe it or not, stress can take a toll on your desire and performance intimately. Ladies, if you’re at the point where the stress of planning, along with other emotions, has diminished your desire for intimacy, consult with your doctor who may prescribe Addyi, a medication used to treat low libido in women. Gentlemen, if you’re facing similar intimacy issues, consider keeping a lidocaine spray close by to make the moment last longer. Don’t forget to focus on your emotional connection too. Whether it’s dinner at your favorite restaurant followed by dessert in the bedroom, or Chinese takeout and a Netflix binge on your couch, this time together is crucial to keep the love alive.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s easy to get tripped up on small details with wedding planning. However, try to keep in mind that there will be some bumps in the road along the way and you can’t beat yourself up over every minor kink. What you can do though, is try to be as prepared as possible. For example, plan a meeting with your DJ to discuss the music that they will play at your reception. For playlist inspiration, you can find popular wedding reception music ideas here. You can also take advantage of support from your wedding party by assigning them to help with minor lingering details, like place cards for the tables. Being able to cross some of these details off your list will free up your time for other important events in your planning process such as coordinating the perfect rehearsal dinner!

Your wedding day will be here before you know it, and you will feel many emotions throughout the planning process. Although it may feel impossible at times, try to stay calm, cool, and collected. For those instances where you feel like things are spiraling, refer back to the tips we provided and remember that this day is all about you and the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with!