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Brides find wedding planning is more stressful than their day job

Nearly four in ten people (38%) think planning a wedding is more stressful than their day job, according to research from BT. But it's not just how couples are going to pay for their wedding that they're worried about...

The recent survey also found that over a quarter (27%) of people think that organising weddings are more stressful than moving house, and 20% think it's more stressful than exams for higher education or professional qualifications. 11% even think wedding planning is more stressful than having a baby, while 9% label it the most stressful thing a person can do. Only 8% of people think that there is nothing stressful about planning a wedding.

Rather than the wedding budget being the main concern, the research reveals that the biggest worry for both men and women was found to be finalising the guest list and working out a seating plan for the wedding breakfast, with 50% of people saying they find these tasks stressful.

Women tend to be more concerned about losing weight for the big day (26%) than they do about committing the rest of their life to someone (19%). Whereas 23% of men are more concerned about committing to someone, with only 17% worried about shedding the pounds.

Soon to be married couples are generally trusting of their close friends, with only 10% of those asked, finding going on the hen and stag worrying. 10% of men surveyed admitted that they thought that listening to the best man's speech would be an ordeal.

Perhaps those surveyed had been following the advice from the Chief Bridesmaid - so didn't have the money worries that many Brides and Grooms experience. However, if you are having wedding worries, why not read my advice on organising your guest list.

Article posted: 2011-03-22 12:14:53