Wedding Ideas

Tips to De-Stress

Posted on June 02 by new jersey bride

I love simple, FREE advice, so when I saw this, I figured I needed to share it with all of you.

Pre-wedding jitters are completely normal, says stress expert Kathleen Hall, Ph.D., founder and CEO of the Stress Institute. It’s how you handle this anxiety that matters. As frequent contributor to CNN, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Hall provides useful tips and advice for brides-to-be on surviving the pre-wedding jitters. This includes:

Think rationally about the situation and create a backup plan: If it rains, can the wedding be moved indoors? If the officiator doesn’t show up, is there an attendee who might be able to perform the ceremony?

Put your roots down: You made a decision to marry this person for a reason. Confront your fears and use support from friends and family members to remind yourself that this is the path you chose.

Practice S.E.L.F. Care diligently in the days and weeks before the wedding. Especially focus on serenity right before the ceremony.


S=Serenity. Listen to music, laugh, repeat a positive affirmation or do a short meditation.

E=Exercise. Take a walk, ride your bike, dance, practice yoga, or play.

L=Love. Maintain close relationships with friends and family members. Even an e-mail to a friend once a day can help along with eating lunch with a friend or co-worker regularly.

F=Food. Nourish the body with healthy foods and nutrients like foods rich in B6, blueberries, and omega 3s, all of which help reduce stress and create balance.

I love the S.E.L.F. advice…I need to practice it myself!