Science: Wedding Planning Is Stressful

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Being engaged is supposed to be a happy, celebratory time. But the truth is, after you say “yes” and finish a glass of champagne, it’s time to plan the wedding. And while that sounds like a whole lot of fun to some, it can typically be a stressful, time-consuming task to most. We wanted to know, just how stressful is wedding planning really? So we surveyed 500 engaged and newlywed couples nationwide and found that 96% of them find wedding planning stressful, leaving 4% of these people either lying or superhuman. Here are a few additional insights from our study and a fun infographic posted below:

  • 86% of respondents suffered on average 3+ stress-induced symptoms, including skin breakouts, hair loss, loss of sex drive, insomnia, headaches
  • 47% of couples considered eloping or getting married at city hall
  • 71% of those surveyed said wedding planning was more stressful than major life events, like buying a home, and finding a job
  • On average, couples used 3+ resources to plan their wedding, like spreadsheets, Google Docs, apps, services, binders and more. Now, there’s a better way to plan your wedding with Zola Weddings, a suite of wedding planning tools all in one place… all for free.

FINAL Zola Wedding Stress Infographic (2)

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