Planning a wedding can take a lot out of you. Add work, family, holidays, pets, family, household chores, errands, financial stress, (did I mention family) and you have what could turn into a complete meltdown. I mentioned family more than once because family causes not only a great deal of happiness, and a lot of stress. It is easy to get caught up in constantly going from one project to another at such a fast pace that you sometimes forget what you are doing.
As a couple, you need to remember what is important that made you want to be married. Not the wedding, not the flowers, not the dress but, each other! Take one day in the middle of all of the fuss and stress and drama to just SLOW DOWN and enjoy life.
To fully enjoy a ‘slow down’ day here are some tips:
-Unplug your cell phone, put away your laptops, take a time out from technology. No facebook, no skype.
-Visit a local tourist attraction that you have always wanted to see but never had time.
- Do something outside your comfort zone. Ziplining, Paintball, Bowling, whatever it is that you don’t usually do, do it. Segway through the city?
- Turn the day into a movie marathon. Rent a bunch of movies you have been longing to see but, never have time. Popcorn, snacks, cuddle up on the sofa and enjoy!
- A day of relaxation and pampering for both of you. Get a massage facial, manicure and pedicure.
-Spend the day in the garden, if you have one. If you don’t – find an Arboretum near you and plan your future garden or just enjoy the beauty of nature.
There are dozens of things you can do to slow down. The important thing is to make a commitment to taking this day to yourself and don’t let anything interrupt you. The wedding planning and decision making can wait one day.