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Wedding Stress

8 Ways To Stay Zen On Your Big Day

Jaime Lawson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Weddings
Jaime Lawson

It happens to the best of them. Even the most composed, calm-as-can-be, prepared brides have a meltdown or two about the reception lighting being a notch on the pink side, table eight and table 13 being too close together, or the DJ's awful printed tie.

6 Steps To A Totally Stress-Free Wedding (Really!)

BRIDES | Posted 03.04.2013 | Weddings

First of all, no, I'm not kidding. I really did have the most incredibly relaxed, fun, stress-free wedding day. Ask my bridesmaids; I think some of them were actually a little weirded out by how cool and calm I was on the big day.

6 Ways To Actually Make Your Wedding The Happiest Day Of Your Life

Claudia Maittlen-Harris | Posted 01.13.2013 | Weddings
Claudia Maittlen-Harris

There are some things to consider during the planning of a wedding that will keep brides cool -- as in calm and collected, and focused on creating an event that not only expresses who you are as a couple, but a fun, memorable night for your guests.

4 Ways To Deal With Your Best-Friend-Turned-Bridezilla

Summer McLane | Posted 12.25.2012 | Weddings
Summer McLane

There are so many emotions involved in the planning of a wedding that have nothing to do with the color of a napkin or how many tiers your cake should have.

20 Ways To Get Through Wedding Planning Hell

Posted 10.22.2012 | Weddings

Weddings are wonderful, but let's be honest: planning one can leave even the most blissful bride feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. With that i...

The Two Biggest Wedding-Planning Lies Couples Tell Themselves

JP Reynolds | Posted 11.11.2012 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

As a couple, you need to answer these questions before you navigate the emotional minefield of wedding planning. Otherwise, you'll be held captive by all the things you think you "should" do and will convince yourself that you are powerless.

Why We Jumped Ship On Our Own Wedding

Morgan Montgomery | Posted 09.30.2012 | Weddings
Morgan Montgomery

It's amazing how much less concern there is when you take the getting married part out of the wedding and just have a party.

9 Things That Will Stress You Out Before Your Wedding (And How To Deal)

Sarah Shewey | Posted 09.18.2012 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

Your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life -- but there might be days leading up to the big day that feel like some of the worst.

5 Simple Steps To Bridal Zen On Your Big Day

Meredith Harper Houston | Posted 09.12.2012 | Weddings
Meredith Harper Houston

Use these helpful tips on the morning of your wedding day to guarantee a magical and centered day.

3 Big Day Skin Treatments You Already Have At Home

Dr. Ava Shamban | Posted 09.02.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ava Shamban

When your partner first proposes, most brides-to-be are glowing with joy. That is, until they begin the wedding-planning process. That's when stress, beautiful skin enemy #1, often kicks in.

The 5 Words That Will Help You Cope With Wedding Day Disasters

David Beahm | Posted 07.31.2012 | Weddings
David Beahm

Sometimes there are uncontrollable forces with a completely different agenda mapped out for us and instead of worrying, we must Keep Calm and Carry On.

How To Include Your Mom In Wedding Planning Without Losing Your Mind

Marianne Packert | Posted 07.12.2012 | Weddings
Marianne Packert

Even though you love and respect your mom, your visions for the Big Day will not match up perfectly -- and Mom is an easy scapegoat when the stress of wedding planning takes a toll.

How Planning Your Wedding Can End Your Marriage Before It Begins

Charlotte Peters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Weddings
Charlotte Peters

He's popped the question, a sparkly new ring adorns your finger and you've begun turning your dreams into actual wedding plans. And then you start having some of your worst arguments ever.

5 Ways To Stop Stressing Over Your Wedding

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.01.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

I became consumed with how this wedding represented me. It was the culmination of all that I was and all that I was going to be. Did the flowers represent who I was? Did the venue really reflect our style?

Why You May Be Handling Wedding Stress The Wrong Way

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Weddings
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

You've been thinking about your wedding day for a long time (no pressure) and have a vision in your mind of how things are supposed to be. This is a one-time experience and you want to get it right. All this adds up to one intensely stressful experience.

Decisions, Decisions

Cailin Goldberg-Meehan | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Cailin Goldberg-Meehan

I am not a girl who lost sleep fantasizing about her hypothetical wedding. But at five years in, I was positively rash. But I am a sucker for ceremony and thought the planning would be fun.