Having just planned my own wedding, I learned first hand all of the stressors that come along with a time that is traditionally meant to be “the most exciting time as a couple”. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case for many of us. Whether it’s navigating the guestlist and who makes the cut, creating a budget (and sticking to it!), or setting boundaries, you shouldn’t have to feel alone in the process.
Wedding planning shouldn’t challenge the integrity of your relationships, create burdens or arguments that leave you wondering “why are we even doing this wedding thing anyway?”
I help with:
- Boundaries! A boundary without a consequence is just a request.
- The decision making process and decision fatigue. Where to even start with planning, you wonder?
- Navigating difficult or triggering conversations. Think budget, whether to invite that distant cousin who you know will cause a scene, or opinions being forced upon you to name just a few.
- Prioritizing. Everyone’s telling you it’s YOUR day and your choices, yet impose all of their own must haves.
- Self image issues. You deserve to feel comfortable and beautiful in your own skin, regardless of the persistent social messaging that you have to lose the 10lbs, get botox, and the myriad of add ons meant to separate you from your money in the quest for “looking your best for the big day”
- Social anxiety. Being the center of attention is not everyones cup of tea.
- Managing expectations. You will likely not meet everyone’s requests (or demands), and that’s okay.
While many of our therapists can provide support with all of the challenges that weddings bring, Rachel specializes in this service. She brings an organized and structured approach to planning, as well as the emotional tools and support. Learn more about Rachel here.