It is all too easy to get pulled into a spiral of wedding stress in the midst of planning a wedding on a budget. Worries about who doesn’t get along with whom on the guest list, the high cost of caterers, and what the weather might be like on the day of your outdoor wedding can stack up and take a great deal of time and energy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Work together to plan a low-stress wedding, which is truly something to celebrate.
Low-Stress Wedding Tips
1. Keep it Simple
If you are planning a wedding on a budget, you are probably leaning toward simplicity anyway. Brainstorm together about how to focus on a ceremony that celebrates your love without all of the expensive and stressful trappings. Think about choosing a simple ring, simple food, and a simple ceremony.
2. Focus on Love
Don’t let wedding stress take away from your love for each other. Split up the wedding tasks equitably. Plan regular couple time leading up to the wedding, and after the wedding, make time just to have fun or be romantic or reconnect without discussing centerpieces or any other wedding details.
3. Take Time for You
Even if you are consciously planning a low-stress wedding together, there are times when it can still be stressful. Make sure that in addition to minimizing stress and maximizing couple time, you also spend time with yourself. If wedding stress is getting to you, make time for meditating, deep breathing, praying, yoga, or any other calming practices that are helpful to you. Be sure to eat right, get plenty of exercise, seek out fresh air and sunshine, and get enough sleep. Take bubble baths. Spend time journaling. Maintain your hobbies and your friendships rather than getting too wrapped up in planning a wedding on a budget.
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About the author
chicken farmer in Jackson, Mississippi. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English.
She planned her own budget outdoor wedding five years ago at a state park in Florida, on the
waterfront of a natural spring. She wishes that she had known more about budget weddings back
when she was planning hers, because she comes up with new ideas all the time that she wishes
she had incorporated into her own wedding plans! In addition to saving money, Kelly's passions
are reading, writing, parenting, planning, traveling, and living an environmentally friendly life.
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