Let’s be real, planning a wedding can be extremely stressful and take a toll on your relationship. Who’s making the guest list, who’s not, where are people sitting, what flowers are we picking… the list goes on and on. That’s why it’s extra important to make sure you’re taking the necessary time to keep your relationship strong and healthy amid all the stress and tension. After all, if the stress gets to you, then you may end up not walking down the aisle at all! So today, we’re sharing our top tips to keep your relationship healthy throughout your planning process and beyond.
It may sound cliche, but communication really is key! Always be sure that you can be open and honest with your partner. It’s important that you’re able to share your feelings with one another. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, tell them! If you’re feeling hurt, tell them. It doesn’t have to be negative either, make sure you’re giving them reminders of how happy you are to be with them and excited to walk down the aisle for your “I do’s.”
Commit to a weekly date night. Sure, this can be difficult with your busy schedules, but it’s really important to make time for yourselves. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but make sure you’re getting out of the house to do something special together. No talk of planning, just be focused on enjoying each other’s presence.
Aside from your date nights, make sure the time you are spending together is quality time. It’s fine to snuggle up on the couch and watch some Netflix, but make sure you’re also taking the time to connect and talk about your days, too. Don’t have your phones out and simply coexist. Really make the time meaningful together. Maybe you want to go for a walk around the neighborhood or even just play a game at home. This can be a breath of fresh air in the middle of your planning craziness!
Learn your love languages! Have you ever heard of these? There are 5 of them: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. Figure out what your partner’s love language is and adjust accordingly.
Find the Humor
At the end of the day, you have to find ways to make the best of the craziness and the situation. Focus on the positives and do what you can to find the humor in the day. Keeping things light can be helpful!