Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life, but it’s also one of the most stressful situations you’ll even be in. However, there are some tricks you can use to make sure your wedding day will be smooth sailing and you’ll be the happiest bride there is.
If you’re thinking about it – you’re stressing about it. The best way to avoid being stressed over all the little things that need to be done throughout the day is to make them not your problem. Let someone else take on the burden that you’ve been carrying for months of planning. If you want to go all out, you can hire a wedding coordinator who will help you with everything you need and you can rest easy knowing that absolutely everything is being taken care of by a professional. But if a coordinator isn’t in your budget, remember that you are surrounded by an army of friends and family who want to help you and delegate tasks to them.
Try everything beforehand
If the first time you’re trying on your dress is your actual wedding day, and something doesn’t fit quite right – you’re in for a lot of stress. You simply have to have rehearsals and try things beforehand. This goes for everything from walking down the aisle to your makeup look. You can find a lot of mobile beauty services online, so you can invite someone to come over well before the wedding and do a makeup look that you can spend a day in. That way you’ll know what you might want to be done differently on the big day. Try the cakes and all the meals, see the venue and go over the playlist.
It’s your big day and you want to feel great. This means you should get enough sleep, eat well in the morning and get a pampering session in. Wake up surrounded by your best friends, put some face masks on, have a great meal, drink some fresh juice, and start getting ready on time, because that’s one thing you definitely don’t want to rush. If you need some space alone to think, you should feel free to ask people to give you a minute to just collect yourself. A wedding can be really overwhelming, and you want to enjoy the day, not feel like you’re drowning.
This might seem so simple, but so many brides forget themselves in the midst of everything that’s going on. You might accidentally snap on someone, or get pissed because something isn’t exactly the way you imagined it, and that won’t only make other people feel awkward, it will ruin your entire mood. So when you feel like you’re getting worked up, you need to take a deep breath and ask yourself if venting your frustration in that way is really worth it. The last thing you want is to be remembered as the cranky bride by all your guests.
No last-minute DIYs
So you’re getting ready to go to the ceremony when you get the news that the ice never arrived. Your first instinct might be to take a sledgehammer to the ice sculpture and get some ice for drinks, but that probably isn’t in your best interest. You should have a small emergency fund and a crew of people ready to step in. Whether they will need to hop into a car and go to the nearest grocery store to pick up ice, or buy new napkins because the cloth ones you ordered were drenched in juice in an accident – you don’t want to be slapping stuff together just to save a few pennies. Just buy what you need and everything will be alright.
At the end of the day, you really need to decide for yourself whom this wedding is for. Is it for your guests to be catered to and think about how perfect everything is? Or is it for you to enjoy and celebrate your love? Worrying and stressing will not bring you anything, and the sooner you adopt the mentality that things happen, there are always kinks in the plan and that you just need a good attitude to have fun – the better you will feel throughout the whole day.