A stress-free wedding day really can happen, but there are a few things you’ll need in place beforehand. Below, we’re going to outline 11 failsafe ways you can enjoy a stress free wedding day. Don’t believe it? Take a look and try some of the tricks – you’ll be surprised at how much they can help you!
1. Hire A Wedding Planner
One thing that can help you to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible, is somebody to plan and coordinate the whole thing for you. A wedding planner, and sometimes a day planner to schedule everything for you can help things to go smoothly – you’ll barely have to worry about a thing, other than making sure they know exactly what you want and don’t want. This might not be in everyone’s budgets, though.
2. Delegate Certain Jobs To People You Trust
If you’re planning the wedding on your own, don’t be afraid to delegate jobs to people that you trust. Your husband to be should have a fair amount of jobs to take care of – it’s his big day too! Then you have your maid of honor, parents, and other friends and family who could potentially help you.
You don’t have to give them huge jobs; even giving them smaller jobs, such as calling vendors and confirming dates can take a load off your mind and your plate. Don’t be afraid to let go of control a bit and trust your people.
3. Take Your Time When Selecting Vendors To Work With
When selecting the vendors you’re going to work with, you’ll want to take your time and do plenty of research. These vendors can make or break your wedding. You don’t want to hire a wedding vendor that is unreliable and prone to double booking, or somebody that promises a certain level of service and does not deliver.
Your wedding photographer, for instance, is one of the most important people on your big day. You’ll need to get along with them to a certain extent, as you’ll be spending a while with them taking pictures. You want the pictures to be high quality and well thought out, and you don’t want to look awkward in them!
Make sure you check out portfolios, reviews, and ask people you know for recommendations. Then, you should ‘interview’ a few of your options so you can be sure.
4. Ignore The Traditions That Don’t Mean Anything To You
There are all kinds of traditions that people feel the need to keep up on their wedding day, but if a tradition doesn’t mean anything to you, there’s really no need for you to keep it.
Get rid of any tradition that doesn’t resonate with you and you’ll automatically have a day that means more to you and your partner.
5. Ignore Social Media For The Day
Don’t ‘check in’ to your wedding venue or put up pictures just yet if you know that notifications will distract and overwhelm you. The last thing you want to do is feel overwhelmed on your big day and add to the ever-growing list of things that could potentially distract you.
You have plenty of time for putting up pictures and responding to congratulations in the days following your wedding.
6. Have A Little Alone Time With Your Spouse To Be Beforehand
It’s always nice to forget the tradition of not seeing one another before the wedding and having some alone time together instead. This is a very special day, and for the majority of it, you’re going to be surrounded by your friends and family. Grab the opportunity to have a few moments of alone time with both hands!
7. Visualize The Day Together Beforehand
It might sound strange, but regularly visualizing the day together beforehand can help you both to ensure everything runs like clockwork. This way, you’ll be on the exact same page and have a good idea of how everything should be going and when, including in things like different weather scenarios.
Talk it through calmly and picture it in your head regularly so that when the day comes, you both know exactly what should be happening and when. This sort of team work really will make the dream work!
8. Let Go Of The Things You Can’t Control
Don’t hold on to things that you can’t control (tip: most things on the day when it actually comes around). Just enjoy the day with the people you love. You can’t control everything to the most minute detail, as much as you would like to.
Let go, breathe, and enjoy. Learning to let go will be a very valuable skill in other areas of your life, too!
9. Get Ready Early
You’ve probably planned to get ready early, but just know that the earlier you start, the better. The more time you have, the less you have to panic if something goes wrong.
Many brides end up a little late on the day, but you can ensure you’re not keeping everybody waiting if you plan to start as early as possible.
You want to be able to relax, have a nice breakfast (you have a long day ahead of you and the last thing you want to do is feel faint), and take your time with everything else you have to do. You may also want to have time to take pictures during the process, which adds even more time.
10. Accept That Your Dress And Shoes Are Probably Going To Get Dirty
Many brides have felt unable to enjoy themselves because they struggled to keep their shoes and dress clean on the day. They will get dirty, it’s inevitable. Don’t worry about it!
11. Remember What’s Truly Important
Many things will be going on around you during the day. Flower girls having a tantrum, zippers breaking, etc. Smile and have fun regardless and the guests should follow! Keep in mind what is truly important and you’ll have an amazing time!
Keeping these tips in mind will help you have a memorable and relaxing day!