Wedding season is upon us, and sure enough, with that, a host of issues is brought up that can wreak havoc on what is supposed to be a wonderful day. Throughout the year, a lot of soon-to-be married couples come to me for pre-wedding stress and anxiety. This stress can come very close to breaking up the engagement and open up family issues to the point where people go radio silent on each other. I have yet to meet anyone who tells me that their wedding planning was easy and without incident. So accept the notion that stress is normal when it comes to weddings and that fear underlies much of it.
Here's how to beat wedding anxiety and enjoy your special day:
- Lower your standards. Though society and culture dictate that this is supposed to be "the happiest day of your life," that notion sets the bar way too high and in doing so creates pressure. By lowering your expectations and aiming for a happy day, you'll help to avoid turning into the bride or groom from Hell.
For more tips on how to beat stressful life events, check out my book, BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days.