I haven’t met one couple who hasn’t encountered at least one stressful situation during the planning of their wedding, or for that matter on their wedding day! I think it’s called Murphy's law. It just wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t one small snafu. But when you keep a great attitude and only expect everything to go right, it will just do that. But it does help if you are prepared. Let's talk wedding morning... this is NOT a time to be stressing! We’ve got five easy ways to avoid stress and start your Wedding Day off right.
Getting Ready - It’s best to go this alone
Getting ready with your bridesmaids can be SO much fun—but it can also be stressful if you've got a big group. This makes room for unwanted advice (because there's always that one person, there always is) to questions being asked to hair and makeup. Sometimes things can get a little crazy when there are too many. I personally chose to begin getting ready by myself, followed by spending an hour and with my best friend (who was my matron of honor) and then asked the rest of the girls to join us about an hour before the wedding finishing touches and a toast to friendship, love, and laughter.
Traditions ~ Still a thing? ~ Well Kind Of
We all have been told or saw it in a movie that it’s bad luck to see your fiancé the day of the wedding—but, we all know that first looks have sort of taken the taboo out of that! Then, there's the pesky little tradition where couples stay in separate rooms the night before the big day. But when you think about it ~ does that really make sense? I mean if you already cohabitate (and only have one bed). I suggest keeping stress levels low by doing things how you usually do them. If spending the night together in the same room puts you at ease, let’s skip that tradition as well. And have a good nights sleep.
Practice Your Vows ~ Practice Makes Perfect
Let’s face it standing in front of a group of people (family and friends or not), and speaking can stress anyone out—so it only makes complete sense that most are nervous about their vows! It doesn’t matter if you’re doing custom vows or not, it's always a good idea to do a practice run a couple of days leading up to the big day and maybe again that morning.
The last thing you want to deal with on your wedding morning is a slew of questions... from vendors, wedding guests, your bridal party. This is why you’ve hired a Wedding Coordinator. You could easily delegate someone in your bridal party, or a close family member or friend you trust who can be that go-to person for final details. But what fun is that for them, don’t you want them to enjoy the day as well. This is why you put your trust in a Wedding Day Coordinator, so you and everyone important to you can fully soak in every moment of your well-deserved Big Day! In the event that you did not hire a wedding day coordinator or planner. Delegate someone in your bridal party or a close family member or friend you trust who can be that go-to person for final details.
Have a Back-Up Plan
One of the biggest things couples over worry about or not at all when planning their wedding: is the weather. Whether your wedding is an indoor or outdoor ceremony, rain can most certainly put a huge damper on things. A solid back up plan is a must! That last thing you want to do is to be scrambling the day of to figure out logistics. Most venues will help you come up with a game plan, too. Having a backup plan allows you to let go and feel confident that rain or shine, you and your loved ones will have the most incredible day.