5 Ways to Keep the Spark During Wedding Planning
Your relationship was the strongest it had ever been leading up to (and shortly after) your engagement. But before long, once the elation of the proposal wore off, your life became consumed with contracts, registries, seating assignments, and all the other minutia of wedding planning. Suddenly, you and your fiancé are having spats over who to invite to your wedding and how expensive your floral arbor has turned out to be.
Sound familiar? All too often the stress of wedding planning can wreak havoc on relationships for engaged couples. If you’re not careful, you can quickly forget the entire reason for your wedding celebration: Your shared love!
Here are a few ways to rediscover the romance in your relationship while under wedding planning pressure:
Institute a wedding talk ban
When you’re knee-deep in wedding planning, it’s always top-of-mind. However, try making a rule to only talk about wedding details on a certain day or after a certain amount of time. That way, you can spend the majority of your time together rediscovering the rich conversation you used to have pre-engagement.
Try something new
Sometimes simply shaking things up can help a relationship. Going outside your comfort zone with your love can foster intimacy and distract you from your stressors. Go rock climbing, cook an exotic dish or try out some swing dancing!
Get away from it all
If you’re struggling to find mental distance from wedding planning, try some physical distance. Plan a last-minute trip or getaway with your fiancé, even if it’s just renting a hotel room downtown. That way, you won’t run into constant reminders of your ever-growing “to-do” list.
Reconnect with mutual friends
Couples can get so caught up in wedding planning that they neglect their support system of friends. Spending quality time together with mutual friends can help divert your attention from wedding stress. And, you’re investing in people who will help keep your future marriage strong!
Find ways to be intimate
Statistics show that wedding planning can do significant damage to intimacy and sex in a relationship. Make time to get physical with daily hugs and kisses. Regular cuddling can help de-escalate wedding arguments and increase feelings of closeness.
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)
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