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  • Marti Feyerabend

Managing Wedding Stress: Self-Care Tips for Brides and Grooms-to-Be


Photo by Janelle Rodriguez Photography


Planning a wedding is an exciting journey, but it can also be a bit overwhelming at times. No worries though! Being that we offer event planning services at our Syracuse wedding venue, we’ve seen it all. And that means we’ve picked up more than a few self-care tips to help you truly enjoy every moment of your engagement.


Here are SKY Armory’s self-care tips to help couples manage the stress of planning a wedding:


  1. Designated Date Nights: Schedule regular date nights with your partner to take a break from wedding planning and simply enjoy each other’s company. Whether it’s a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant or a cozy movie night at home, these moments of connection are essential for keeping the romance alive. While wedding planning talk can be super exciting, set aside these date nights as a time to put the planning talk on the back burner and use these date nights to truly connect as a couple. Having intentional date nights is a great way to slow down and really enjoy this stage in your relationship.

  2. Get Creative Together: Use wedding planning as an opportunity to bond and get creative with your partner. DIY projects like crafting centerpieces, designing your invitations, or brainstorming wedding favors can be fun and fulfilling, turning stressful tasks into memorable experiences.

  3. Quality Time with Friends and Family: Surround yourself with loved ones who support and uplift you. Organize brunches, game nights, or outdoor activities with your bridal party or family members to relax and recharge in good company.

  4. Take Breaks and Breathe: It’s okay to take breaks from wedding planning to recharge your batteries. Whether it’s a leisurely walk in nature, a quiet moment with a good book, or a cozy nap on the couch, listen to your body and give yourself permission to slow down and breathe. It also helps to incorporate relaxation into your wedding day timeline. Whether it’s starting the day with a yoga session, enjoying a calming massage, or simply taking a few moments of quiet reflection, prioritize self-care on the big day itself!

  5. Practice Open Communication: Keep the lines of communication open with your partner throughout the planning process. Discuss your hopes, fears, and expectations openly and honestly, and definitely don’t be afraid to ask for help or support when you need it.

  6. Healthy Habits: Prioritize your physical and mental well-being by maintaining healthy habits. Eat nutritious meals, stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and make time for regular exercise to keep your energy levels up and your stress levels down.

  7. Celebrate Milestones: Take time to celebrate milestones along the way, whether it’s securing your dream venue, saying yes to the dress, or finalizing your guest list. These moments of achievement deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Remember, your wedding is a celebration of your love story, and the journey leading up to it should be filled with joy, laughter, and precious moments shared with your partner and loved ones. By incorporating these practical self-care tips into your wedding planning routine, you’ll not only survive the process but thrive and create unforgettable memories along the way.


Booking your wedding at SKY Armory can also help minimize the stress of the planning process! We’re an all-inclusive wedding venue in Syracuse with an event planner on staff. That means that we take care of all of the little details for you, so that you can really focus on enjoying the time leading up to your special day!


For more information on booking a wedding at SKY Armory or booking a tour, contact us!

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