De-stress your Wedding Planning Process

June 27, 2017

Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles -

Find your zen again with one of these amazing stress relievers. De-stress your Wedding Planning Process!

We love weddings and everything about them (obviously), but we'll be the first to admit that it's easy to become overwhelmed when faced with so many decisions. Our advice? Take a step back and pamper yourself. Give yourself a movie night, an afternoon at-home spa treatment or buy that book you've been meaning to read. In other words—find your zen.

With a little perspective, all of your wedding planning decisions will fall into place. After all, it's your day and there are no wrong ways to do it—but if our little pep talk isn't enough, here's ten other ways to relieve your stress and have you feeling fabulous and focused in no time.


1. Pamper Yourself


This box is an express train to relaxation town. Filled with chocolate, luxurious hand crème, a cozy pashmina scarf and a Voluspa candle, you'll forget all about that college roommate requesting an RSVP for her weird boyfriend.


Box Fox pamper, $60,


2. Aromatherapy



From insomnia to anxiety, the scent of lavender is known to provide calming effects, and this candle is perfect for the job. Pair it with a bubble bath, tea and a good book or a Netflix rom-com binge to transport yourself to a floral happy place.


Diptyque Feuille de Lavande candle, $32,


3. Tune Out



Having trouble tuning out all your mother's opinions? Zone back in on your own vision with the help of some superior sound headphones. A few songs into your playlist (and maybe a solo dance routine or two) and you'll be ready to attack that inspiration board.


Friends with Benefits Taylor headphones, $200,


4. Get some Beauty Sleep

Every bride needs her beauty sleep, but if your counting things on you to-do list rather than counting sheep, that's a major sleep buzz kill. Enter: an all-natural spray infused with essential oils of lavender, vetivert and wild camomile. A few sprays of this scent and you'll fall into an effortless slumber and wake up completely energized.


This Works deep sleep pillow spray, $29,


5. Clean out the Clutter

 Are you the type of person who finds yourself doing dishes or reorganizing your sweater drawer when stress starts creeping in? We totally get it—cleaning can be so therapeutic. This book creates zen in every nook and cranny of your home with step by step instructions on how to declutter and reorganize.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up from $10,


6. Zen Jewelry

Need a simple band to stack with that gorgeous new bling on your finger? Go with something that will bring positive vibes into your day. A little message like "balance" or "calm" can have a bigger impact than you think.


Zazen Bear 'zen' posey ring, $250,


7. Positive Planning

 For the planner-types who have to make lists and schedule everything out ahead of time, an agenda book to organize all your appointments and encourage positive thinking, positive affirmations, mindfulness, gratitude and self-development is pretty much the best thing ever. The Happiness Planner is all of that and so much more.


The Happiness Planner midyear July–June planner, $59 (on sale for $55)


8. Laughter

 Alright, so maybe the subject of these cards aren't the most zen, but laughter is the perfect escape for someone who might be stressing about selecting an in-season reception menu. Smiling has a direct impact on your mood and it's contagious to the people around you, and this game guarantees eye-watering laughter. Laughter always helps alleviate stress during the Wedding Planning Process!


Cards Against Humanity party game, $25,


9. Tea Time


This little tea packet packs a punch. It's filled with antioxidants to boost your mood, fruit extracts to promote a healthy digestion, floral notes to calm the body and awaken your senses, and lastly, lemon juice to cleanse your system. A cup of this miracle potion and you'll be feeling completely fabulous in no time.


Your Tea happy tea, $25,


10. Get a Wedding Planner!!!



Your wedding day can be very stressful but a wedding planner can help elevate that stress. Hire Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles to take the stress away from the equation so you can have the most beautiful day of your life. We offer full service wedding planning and day-of coordination in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston’s North Shore and The Berkshires. We have the experience and knowledge to help you find the best wedding venues and trustworthy vendors for your big day!


Email us at for more information!



Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles offers full service wedding planning and day-of coordination in Boston, Massachusetts, Newburyport, Boston’s North Shore and The Berkshires. Let us help plan your perfect wedding day. We have the experience and knowledge to help you find the best wedding venues and vendors for your big day!

Having a wedding is one of the most amazing, but stressful experiences that there is. Allow Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles to take the stress away from the equation so you can have the most beautiful day of your life. We work with only the highest quality vendors in the business, at every price point. Because AML has worked hard to build and maintain solid relationships with these vendors, many of them are pleased to offer our clients special discounts and incentives. This is just one of the many advantages to hiring AML. AML’s services are available to you all over the world. No matter where you are or what location you have chosen for your event, they will be there every step of the way.

Contact us for more information

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