Ways to Destress from Wedding Planning

Are you in fully immersed in that wedding planning grind? Do you feel like it’s a full time job? 

Take a break from those Excel  spreadsheets and step away from all those invitations that need stamped. You need some R+R, and here’s the good news: you don’t need to have a million bucks to feel like a million bucks.

Here are some inexpensive ways to de-stress on a budget!

Pamper Yourself

Though booking a facial may sound great, it may not be in the budget in the midst of wedding planning. Lucky for you, there’s some great face masks that you can do at home! This one is one of my favorites. The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay was a staple in my wedding planning months! The calcium bentonite clay draws out all the gunk in your pores, giving you a real nice, clean face! It’s great mixed with water, but you can add a bit of apple cider vinegar to clear stress-induced breakouts and achieve that bridal glow. 

As with all skin products, make sure to test this on your skin  before slathering all over your face to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions to it. Also, this mask can dry your face out, so make sure to moisturize! And finally, don’t introduce any new skincare products in the week or so leading up to your wedding as a precaution.

Take A Sip:

There’s nothing like sitting on the porch during these hot summer days with a cold glass of iced coffee. I enjoy going to a coffee place now and again, but I have found such a great way to make coffee at home for a fraction of the cost! This has changed my home coffee game. My hand frother is probably my most used kitchen tool because I love it so much! I add a bit of flavored syrup (I get them at Marshalls or TJ Maxx because they are usually less than $5) and add some milk. My go-to is oat milk or almond, but you do you, and froth it up! Next, pour in your iced coffee and add some ice. It’s delicious, super easy, and has that nice froth that I get from the coffee shop — all without changing out of my pajamas and leaving the house. 

Bring In The Wedding Crew:

Remember all those people that you asked to ring in the big day? They’re here to help! Whether you’re stuffing all your wedding invitations or putting together welcome bags for your out of town guests, they’ve got this! Invite over some of your close friends, get some bottles of wine, and plan together! Catch up with your friends, tell each other stories, watch the new movie you’ve been dying to see, and enjoy each other’s  company while getting stuff done!

Remember Why You’re Doing This:

Between deciding how you’re going to display your table numbers and what white to choose for your table linens, the real reason why you’re getting married can get lost. Take a minute. Take 5 minutes. Honestly, take a day and relax with your partner-to-be. Remember all the love you have for one another and all that life has in store for you. Yes, your planning may be stressful, but your love is number one! In 10 years, you probably won’t remember what white table linen you chose for your reception, but you will definitely remember all the feels you have for your significant other!

photography by Sanchez Studio

photography by Sanchez Studio