Wedding Tip Of The Week From Huntington Beach With Esquire Photography

Good morning to everyone in Orange County and abroad from Esquire Photography HQ in Huntington Beach, California!  Are you stressed out about your wedding plans?  Having difficulty with the mountains of tasks that seem overwhelming?  Well I received a note that has a fantastic wedding day tip from my good friends at and I really wanted to share with you this week.

So let’s say you’re an Orange County bride (or groom!) and you’re finding yourself bogged down with wedding planning & it’s really starting to take it’s toll on you.  Having planned my own wedding and been to my share of weddings in Orange County, Los Angeles, and around the country, I think that this list is really creative and will help you relieve yourself of some of the stress or at least help you deal with the wedding planning.

OR!  There is the old standby that Katherine & I did, which was some comfort chocolate chip cookies or a scoop of yummy ice cream.  We would pick up something, go for a walk & not breathe a word of the wedding, family, or anything work related.  Just reconnect so we could have a fresh mind when we would go back to tackle the item(s) that were giving us grief.

But before I present you with this week’s wedding tip and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Orange County Wedding Photographer in Huntington Beach, California, feel free to Contact Me on the Website or send me an email direct at  You can also stay in touch with me in “real time” on Twitter, Facebook and my Facebook Fan Page too.

And without further ado, here is the list from & have a super weekend – cheers!

Reduce Wedding Stress – Four Easy Methods

How do you fight the inevitable stress that comes with planning a wedding? Read on…

As a bride-to-be, you’re bombarded with a growing pile of tasks demanding your attention, and the resulting stress can overpower what’s supposed to be a joyous time in your life.  Instead, emerge from the pile of fabric swatches, font styles and contracts and ..…just….breathe. During your engagement, step away from wedding planning, and take time to enjoy yourself as a fabulous single woman. Sure, kicking your heals up and relaxing as your task list expands exponentially may sound impossible.

In reality, allowing yourself some time to rejuvenate will not only reduce wedding stress, it will ultimately make your wedding planning more efficient. Have you ever tried going for a morning run without a good night’s sleep the night before? The same applies to wedding planning.

Here are four easy methods to reduce wedding stress:

Reclaim your life and yourself
What activities comprised your free time before wedding planning seized your soul? Reading? Jogging? Shopping? Crafts? Don’t let those activities slip; take that time to yourself and enjoy the relaxation that comes with doing something that you enjoy. Even if just for a few hours a week – it will make a world of difference

Reconnect with friends and loved ones
Has it been weeks or months since you spoke with your best friend or sister (NOT about the wedding)? Losing contact is easy when you’re busy or believe loved ones are out of touch with your life. Take some time to reconnect with your closest friends; ask them about their lives. Keep them up-to-date on your wedding planning – but also discuss other aspects of your life. You are a multi-faceted person, after all.

Cater to someone else for a change
Yes, this is one of the few times in your life when the attention is solely focused on you and your life decisions, and you should enjoy your time in the spotlight. That said, don’t get caught up in the selfishness of being a bride. Do something unexpected for someone else. Take a break from wedding planning and cook a friend dinner, serve a meal at your local soup kitchen, babysit for a couple who could use a break…You will be surprised how good (and relaxed) you will feel by making others feel appreciated.

Spend quality time with your fiance
It’s sadly ironic that in the planning of a new life together, couples often struggle to find quality time with one another in the present. The best way to begin a marriage on the right foot is to avoid neglecting your relationship now. Building a life as one should always be your top priority, (remember – it IS the reason behind the big party!) so enjoy romantic evenings together and try not to talk about the wedding. Focus on your relationship and your future beyond the wedding day.

Above all else, don’t lose sight of what’s important and don’t lose sight of yourself. Keeping this in mind will reduce wedding stress – we promise! Savor every moment of your engagement, and arrive at your wedding positively radiant.

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  • starysnowbrdrchk - On this last item– Spend Quality Time with your Fiance– so important. As an engaged couple, we are finding that we have less and less time together. My fiance works a lot, and i do too– we are also both in Grad school. We make it a point to actually schedule time together. Sure, we live together– but we only see eachother at night for dinner and drop into slumber after an exhausting day.

    We have Date Night, and we call it that. We go out, and (as David mentions above) we dont talk about the wedding– similarly as marrid couples should not discuss thier Children when having time together. This is our time to be together, as the two of us, not the future bride and groom. Put this into you wedding planner, blackberry or iPhone as a strong commitment… at least 1 night per week!

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