Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: Wedding Nightmares

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

Did you miss us?  I’m so sorry for calling in sick last week, but you know how it goes.  Thank you for being so understanding!  But, we’re back now and feeling much better.  And we’re in LA!  It was a last minute trip, but we’re excited to meet with some clients.  If you’re in Los Angeles and looking for a destination wedding planner, we’d love to meet you!  We’re here for a week, so get in touch fast!  Ok, on to our Q&A!  Today’s question is about wedding nightmares.

Q: So, this is probably an out of the ordinary question, but I’ve been having these wedding nightmares.  It’s always about something going wrong, like something being forgotten or someone not showing up or some wedding dress fiasco.  It’s really freaking me out and giving me anxiety.  Is this normal?  How do I make them stop?!

I’m so sorry to hear that, wedding nightmares are the worst!  But, it is totally normal.  Many brides have them, so you aren’t alone.  The reason you are having them is because you have wedding on the brain. You’re planning it and thinking about it a lot, so when you go to sleep, you are unconsciously thinking about it as well.

Honestly, your wedding nightmares usually stem from your real life anxieties.  So, first, take a moment and just breathe.  Relax and loosen up a bit because you probably need it.  Take a nap, go for a walk, take a bath, do something to de-stress you.  Then sit down and tackle the root of your anxiety.

If you have a wedding planner, check in with them and get some reassurances that things are going ok.  They exist to make sure you aren’t stressed and that everything else is taken care of, so trust them.  They also exist to make sure you are good and happy and everything gets taken care of on the wedding day, so take comfort in that too.

If you are planning your wedding yourself, go through your list or timeline and see what you’ve done and what you’re lagging on.  For the items that you’ve been procrastinating on, dedicate some time to work on them and set some goals so that you have forward movement.  This will make you feel better about your situation and hopefully relieve some anxiety.  I can’t promise that the wedding nightmares will stop, but it should help with your underlying worry and fears.  And if you’re struggling with a wedding planning question, don’t forget you can always ask us for help in a comment below!

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