Setting your priorities

Heaven forbid but — could you be stressing out over details that are really too minor to get worked up over? Prioritizing your tasks can help you see which ones are really worth your attention, to such a degree. But don’t let your to-do list get too long, even if the majority of the tasks are low priority. Your to-do list needs to be realistic as well as prioritised.

It can help to have a confidant to help you tackle your to-do list too, whether that’s a friend or indeed, your other half! Trying to take the whole task on yourself will inevitably drain you and your excitement. If this is the case for you, hiring a wedding planner may well be the best option to help keep bridal anxiety at bay.

Stop comparing

It’s difficult to do, but don’t compare your big day with anyone else’s as it will only add to your bridal anxiety. Remember the photos on social media of your friends’ wedding days or celebrity bashes are highly tailored and not always representative of the truth.

Your wedding day is yours, and like anything else, imperfections will be what makes it shine and be memorable, rather than falling into the over-polished, bland sheen of social media-broadcast weddings. The day is for you and your nearest and dearest, not Instagram likes.

Assertive, without being ‘bridezilla’

Everyone’s heard the term ‘bridezilla’, and no one wants it thrown their way.

But you shouldn’t let the worry of being called bridezilla stop you from being assertive. It’s your big day, and it’s important that your desires and plans are followed, of course. But keeping your bridal anxiety levels down can prevent you from slipping into unreasonable demands and shouting at everyone around you.

Don’t let bridal anxiety ruin your big day — it’s going to be a good one, and as with all good times, it’ll fly by. Take the time to reduce your bridal anxiety in order to get the most out of your big day.