Kristina Felker Photography

There’s no doubt about it wedding planning is stressful. While you’ll try your best to remain zen, sometimes even the little things will get to you. I know, I know, you don’t think one misplaced centerpiece or unavailable vendor will push you over the edge - but it might! If you’ve experienced any of these, you may be on your way to a bridal breakdown, so it’s probably best to put down your seating plan, grab a glass of merlot and relax.

Here are a few signs you need to take a break from wedding planning.

  • You’ve considered scrapping all your plans and eloping instead.
  • You’ve been rudely awakened thanks to a wedding nightmare more than once.
  • The reason you’re looking forward to your wedding day is that all of this will come to an end.
  • You haven’t spent quality time with your friends in ages (even if they are your friend, your wedding planner doesn’t count)
  • … but when you do see your pals, all you talk about is your wedding.
  • You’re irritable, like all the time.
  • You exclusively watch wedding shows...and actually take notes.
  • All of your social media posts from the last month are about your wedding. 
  • Date night with your fiancé(e) is more about planning than enjoying each other’s company.
  • You’ve snapped on your mom, MOH and almost every member of your wedding party at least once.
  • You’ve been trying to squeeze planning into your office hours and have fallen behind on work.
  • Planning is starting to feel more like a chore than something fun.
  • You spend all of your free time hunting for the newest wedding trends. You’ve even added alerts for certain sites to your phone, tablet and computer.
  • You’ve started sending your planner messages at all hours of the night.
  • Your friends, family and even a few of your vendors have begun ghosting you.
  • You’re second guessing all of your decisions.
  • You refuse to make any compromises, not even for your fiancé(e).
  • You’ve become a major control freak and need to know everything from where your napkins are being shipped in from to your venue coordinator’s home phone number.
  • You started bawling when you saw that it might rain on your wedding day.
  • You’re living on a diet of KD and Mr. Noodles so that you can put more money toward your big day.
  • Or, you’ve become way too committed to your bridal bootcamp and refuse to go near any carbs.
  • Everything in your life comes second to flower arrangements, seating charts and gown shopping.
  • You’ve started to feel comfortable telling your vendors on how to do their jobs.

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