If mom and dad are contributing to your wedding budget, they've earned their input in planning. Most pre-wedding anxiety tends to come to a head on the morning of the big day. Emotion often creates an underlying stream of nervous energy for everyone involved, Jackson says. When emotions are skyrocketing, it's essential that everyone has the time and space to process what they're feeling.
Jackson recommends scheduling extra time while preparing, which avoids pressure buildup in case things don't work as planned. I've found that slowing things down allows everyone to feel more present, more in control, more relaxed and, therefore, less stressed, he explains. The reality is that for many people there is a lot of stress around planning their wedding and the wedding itself. It's easy to be hard on yourself and think you're doing a bad job.
Trust me, from a couple who are planning a wedding now. Why are weddings so stressful? The day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, but it often becomes one of the most overwhelming. Photo by Meredith Bacon via One Fab Day Photo by NavyBlur via One Fab Day Photo by Into the Light via One Fab Day Photo by Remain in Light via One Fab Day Photo by Darek Novak Photography via One Fab Day Photo by Simple Tapestry via One Fab Day Photo by Hope Taylor Photo by One Fab Day Photo by Paul McGinty via One Fab Day Photo by Leanne Keaney Photography via One Fab Day Photo by Jonathan Ryder via One Fab Day Photo by Fraser Stewart Photography via One Fab Day Photo by This Modern Love via One Fab Day.