Almost every couple planning their wedding hits a point in the process where they seriously question why they didn’t just elope instead. 72% of those who answered a Zola survey said they were experiencing high levels of stress about wedding planning.
“It’s really not as much about the wedding planning as it is about what wedding planning and weddings represent,” wedding therapist Landis Bear, LMHC, told Brides. “It’s a life transition for everyone involved, and with life transitions come identity shifts and a sense of loss of who you were before,” she added. This potential identity crisis is already on top of the financial stress and family expectations that comes with wedding planning.