Scientifically Proven Ways To Beat The Wedding-Planning Butterflies

Just ask Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons)—or anyone gearing up for their nuptials—planning a wedding is no easy feat. Between the cake, the dress, the venue, the seating, the decorations, the music... let's just say, stress piles up quick. Before the happy couple walk down the aisle, here are some scientifically proven ways to beat the wedding-planning butterflies. Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

The Big Bang Theory knows best!

The Big Bang Theory knows best!

Just ask Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), or anyone gearing up for their nuptials: Planning a wedding is no easy feat. Between the cake, the dress, the venue, the seating, the decorations, the music... Let's just say, stress piles up quick.

In The Big Bang Theory episode "The Relaxation Integration," Sheldon had a bit of a meltdown trying to pick a date for his and Amy's (Mayim Bialik) wedding. Thankfully, he was able to get rid of his nerves and let Amy take charge of everything.

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Before the happy couple walk down the aisle, here are some scientifically proven ways to beat the wedding-planning butterflies.

Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Get a massage.

Get a massage.

If you're feeling high-strung, maybe hire a masseuse and see if they can't work out some of those knots before you tie the knot. Alternatively, your fiancé or a friend can work just as well!
Have a glass of wine.

Have a glass of wine.

There's nothing like that first sip of red or white to wind down a long day of marriage-prep madness.
Dance the night away.

Dance the night away.

Whether it's hitting the dance floor or doing your best flamenco at home, getting up and grooving to your favorite tune is a surefire way to let loose. Hey, maybe practice your first dance while you're at it!
Hit up a karaoke bar.

Hit up a karaoke bar.

If dancing's not your thing, maybe singing is! Even if you're no Andrea Bocelli, immersing yourself in the karaoke atmosphere is a good step in the right direction to relieving some stress.
Kick back and watch some cricket (or any form of televised entertainment).

Kick back and watch some cricket (or any form of televised entertainment).

After exhausting all your mental energy on figuring out who sits where at the wedding reception, try turning your brain off for awhile and tuning into a game—or your favorite TV show (The Big Bang Theory, maybe?).
Sing

Sing "Soft Kitty."

When Sheldon's feeling down, nothing cures what ails him more than a round of "Soft Kitty" (in multiple languages, when possible).
Take a spa day with your bestie.

Take a spa day with your bestie.

Say it with us: Pampering, pampering, pampering! Massages are all well and good for a quick fix, but a full-on spa getaway with a pal is even better!
Have a girls' night out.

Have a girls' night out.

Spa day not an option? A girls' night out is the next-best thing—and it usually involves more alcohol (see also: "Have a glass of wine").
Coitus.

Coitus.

Let's not mince words here. Some "alone time" with your significant other can do wonders. They are the person you're about to spend the rest of your life with, after all!
Eat your feelings.

Eat your feelings.

They don't call it "stress-eating" for nothing! Sure, you'll want to fit into that wedding dress eventually, but that's the week before the wedding's problem!
Try a little retail therapy.

Try a little retail therapy.

Also under the "in moderation" category, a good shopping spree will remind you of all the wonderful non-wedding commodities available for purchase.
Snuggle up with your favorite teddy bear.

Snuggle up with your favorite teddy bear.

Unlike some humans, you can always count on fuzzy, inanimate objects to lift your spirits—mainly because they're literally incapable of letting you down.
Take in a movie.

Take in a movie.

It's never a bad idea to drop everything for two hours and peep a flick at the local cinema. Tip: Add a large popcorn and soda for the ideal experience.
Cuddle with a pup.

Cuddle with a pup.

Dogs are the purest thing on Earth. That's just an objective fact. Cuddle twice daily for maximum pre-wedding butterfly depletion.
Hit the gym.

Hit the gym.

For some, getting a nice workout in is the perfect way to clear your head—and burn some calories in the process!
Spend time with your friends!

Spend time with your friends!

The best (and easiest) way to beat pre-wedding butterflies? Hang out with your best mates!

Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.