After the initial wave of engagement excitement has begun to wear off and you find yourself knee-deep in wedding planning, you may start to see yourself getting a little more stressed out than usual. Constant decision making, pressure-filled deadlines to get everything picked and planned ASAP, and the occasional nags from family members may have you feeling like you're going to explode at any moment and desperately need to take a step back and unwind. Unsure if you're moments away from a wedding planning meltdown? Here are 10 signs you're too stressed out with your wedding planning tasks.
1. You're Getting Constant Headaches
These are the kinds of headaches that even Advil can't help you kick. If you're getting one of these on a weekly basis, it's time you take a deep breath and go on a short wedding planning moratorium.
2. The Countdown to Your Wedding Makes You Feel Faint
Counting down to your wedding should fill your stomach with butterflies and not make you feel like you're going to have a premature nervous breakdown.
3. The Transformation into Bridezilla is Real
Every time someone asks a wedding related question, you feel your inner bridezilla rise to the surface like a case of acid reflux.
4. Your Hobbies Feel Stale
Going to the gym or shopping the clearance racks at your favorite store don't make you light up and relax you like they used to do.
5. The People Around You Are a Little Jittery, Too
Your friends and family members are tip toeing around you because they know that any comment, question or piece of advice may set you off.
6. The Joke of Eloping Floats Around
You start to wonder, ask, and even plan a way to give up your wedding dreams and run off to elope some place simple.
7. Your Free Time is All Wedding, All the Time
You've over-scheduled yourself to be all wedding, all the time and can't carve out a minute, or two, for anything else.
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8. The Procrastination is Real
You are in constant staring contests with your to-do list and don't find yourself ever checking anything off.
9. The Questions Start Popping in Your Head
Every time you think about your wedding, you pause and think about the "what-ifs."
10. You've Forgotten About the F-Word
Wedding planning should be fun and the moment that it isn't, it's time to reevaluate how you're going about this whole thing.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.