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Moving and getting married are two of the most stressful life changes, but they can also be two of the most joyful. For many couples, the two go hand in hand; starting a new life together often means moving into a home that you can share and make your own. However, planning for everything simultaneously can bring a lot of anxiety to what should be the happiest time of your life, so it’s important to have a good plan in place.

It’s also imperative to ask for help when you need it. That means garnering support from friends and family who can assist you with the details of your big day as well as with the move so you can unshoulder some of that burden. It also means finding the right professionals to help you make the day a success.

Here are a few of the best tips on how to get through a move and a wedding at the same time.

Find the right pros

Finding the right home to fit the needs of you and your spouse may take a while, so try to be patient; you don’t want to make any abrupt decisions just to get the house hunting over with. Once you’ve found the right place, have an inspector come in and go through each room to make sure it’s in good shape. For any repairs or modifications, you’ll want a professional’s touch. Even if you and your partner are pretty handy, now is probably not the time to start a DIY project. Knowing that everything is in capable hands will help reduce your stress levels and keep you clear-headed for your big day. In San Francisco, the average price to hire a handyman is $205-$666, depending on what you need done.

Get comfortable

If you’re moving to a new city, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the area so you’ll be comfortable once the wedding is over. Starting your life with the person you love comes with a lot of unfamiliar territory, so finding ways to be happy and relaxed in your new home and neighborhood is important for your mental health. Start by finding the places you know you’ll frequent--a local coffee shop, or the library--and strike up some conversations about the area. Join groups and make some friends.

Make your home a relaxing place

Planning for the perfect wedding and sorting out all the details of a move can turn you into a stress monster, and it can take a toll on your relationship very easily, so it’s important to make sure your home is a relaxing sanctuary where you and your partner can put everything aside and focus on each other. Whether you’ve already moved or are working on packing things up, stay organized and make a pact to leave outside stress at the doorstep so you don’t take it out on each other.

Delegate tasks

Even if you’re a control freak who wants everything done a certain way, try to keep in mind that you will burn out very easily if you’re doing all the planning and execution by yourself. Delegate some tasks to your partner; make a list of everything that needs to be done and hang it on the fridge, where you can both check things off as they’re done and stay organized and on task. Be sure to communicate with one another every day so that nothing gets overlooked.

Taking care of so many details will leave you tired in ways you never thought possible, so don’t forget to take care of yourself. Set aside some time each day to do something you enjoy, and remember to get plenty of rest and eat well-balanced meals to keep up your strength. With a good plan and some help from your loved ones, you can make moving day and your wedding day huge successes.

By: Natalie Jones