Planning a wedding is stressful, but arguing your way through the planning stages may lead to a rocky start to your marriage. Compromise is a must. The day is not just about the bride, the groom is there too and some of his elements should be worked in. If you are planning a London wedding, make it a point to enjoy the sunsets for a little stress relief as they are breathtaking and instantly melt stress away.

Plan Evenings Out with Friends

Sometimes what you really need when wedding planning stress gets to be too much is a night out with your friends. The bride and groom should each spend time with their respective groups of friends without the others just to decompress. You should do this at least twice per month.

Letting loose and not discussing anything wedding related will help you realize what’s important, that the plans you’re making are for both of you and you both have to compromise. It will make the planning go much smoother.

Use Aromatherapy

Use therapeutic oils in warmers to help relax when the stress of planning your wedding gets to be too much. Breathing in calming aromas like lavender and eucalyptus help soothe your mind and allow you to take a deep breath and cleanse yourself.

You can also add aromatherapy bath beads to your bath water and relax with a glass of wine and some candles. It should be your time away from anything related to life in general where you can drift off to your happy place and disconnect for a little while.

Consider Yoga

Yoga is great for stress relief. It helps push negative energies and toxins out of your body. If you have never taken a Yoga class, it is best to start with a beginner’s class. Advanced positions can leave you with injuries and no desire to return. Yoga is low-impact but you still must progress through complicated positions at a slow pace.

Once you learn the basics, you can perform Yoga at home anytime that you need to decompress. Attending the class gets you out of the house though, and an environment change may be what you need.

Don’t Let Disagreements Escalate

If you and your spouse-to-be start having disagreements over planning the wedding, you have to figure out a way to stop them before they escalate to screaming matches. A healthy disagreement is good every now and then, relationships need them. Stay calm and discuss what the real issue is and come up with a solution, or compromised solution before going to bed. Do not go to bed angry as it will not help you get over the issue but will fuel it and make the situation worse.

Using stress-relief tactics either at home or by getting away from home for a bit really does help reduce wedding planning stress. Every couple experiences some kind of stress, but the stress should be handled with compassion and a way to talk without yelling. Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, make sure you have fun and laugh while planning it.