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5 Signs You’re Too Stressed Over Wedding Preparations

Often, even if weddings aren’t rushed, couples find themselves caught in the flurry of excitement and productivity. Some consider it a natural high and wonder why he rest of the population would rather hire someone to do al the things for them. Here are the top 5 signs that will tell  you it’s time to sit down and take a break.

1. You’re using your lunch hour to run wedding errands…instead of eating.

Skipping meals is bad news for your mood — and more important, your wedding fitness plan! It can lead to exaggerated emotions, amped-up stress and an overall dark cloud over your head (sound familiar?). Basically, making a habit of planning instead of lunching is a lose-lose.

2. Your fiance starts joking (or maybe not joking) about eloping.

If your fiance is less involved in the planning process than you are, he probably decided to lie low about the wedding…until it got really bad. Sometimes it takes a reality check from someone else to know it’s time to put the brakes on wedding worries — even if it’s something you don’t want to hear.

3. You start questioning all of your decisions. But you don’t do that…well, maybe you do.

You know you’re over thinking things when you start wanting to trash all your original plans for New! Better! Ideas! Worrying that you made the wrong call about your reception venue, which florist to hire or how much to spend on photography will only feed your stress even more, making for a never-ending cycle of fear.

4. You procrastinate on the tasks that really need to get done.

If your wedding date is looming and the list looks impossible to tackle, start with something fun and easy, like a cake tasting or shopping for your wedding shoes, to get back into the swing of things. Having a few small items checked off will make the rest seem more doable.

5. It stops being fun.

It all comes down to this: If you’re focusing more on the negative (like the number of guests who RSVPed “no”) than the positive (like the fact that you’ll be married at the end of all of this!), something needs to change. Come up with a mantra that will help you concentrate on the bright side.

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