Here’s how to make sure you actually enjoy it.
Wedding planning can be extremely exhausting and stressful. For months, sometimes years, you put so much effort and time into planning one BIG day. So, you need to make sure you, of all people, have an amazing time!
Here are five tried-and-true tips that can help you enjoy this amazing day.
Plan a fun but relaxing morning
The morning of your wedding can be one extremely fun and exciting, or painfully nerve wracking and stressful. To be sure that your morning can be great, a little planning ahead will go a long way. First, plan your to-do list so you have everything done two or three days before the wedding. That gives you a day to catch up, if need be, and more time to relax and enjoy a little pampering if you don’t need it. Second, delegate! Make sure any potentially stressful activities – coffee runs, flower delivery, luggage drop-offs, etc. – are covered by other people you can trust. Finally, plan a low-stress getting ready party so you and your wedding party can just relax.
Stop to take a breath
Your wedding day can come and go so quickly you might barely get a second to look around and appreciate everything that’s going on during this big day. It’s definitely worth it to take a moment to take it all in. Really *look* at your ceremony venue as you prepare to step down the aisle. Do the same at your reception. Examine your cake. Enjoy your custom lighting or other decorations. One of our brides carried stashed small digital camera in her groom’s coat pocket and her own gown’s pocket so that they could snap a few photos of the images they wanted to remember forever.
It can be easy to forget to any and all meals on your wedding day. You’re going to be busy, so eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner aren’t exactly the first things on your mind. Trust us, though, you’ll need to eat!! Your wedding day is such a unique event, you’ll want to have energy to celebrate and feel good all day. Plan for snacks in your getting ready room, and don’t forget to eat at your reception.
After all the formalities are said and done and all there’s left to do is dance, then do just that! Take advantage of this huge party you planned for you and your spouse. When looking back on your wedding day years from now, do you think you’ll be disappointed you didn’t spend more time at the bar? Probably not. This is 100% YOUR night, take advantage, and just let loose!
Embrace Plan B
No matter how careful you are in your planning, something is bound to go, well, not quite according to plan. Once your planning is done and executed, give yourself permission to loosen your grip and go with the flow. That’s the best way to cope with flowers that are a little too bright…ushers that show up a little too late…a cake topper that’s a little crooked…serving sizes that are a little too small…or even an embarrassing relative who has a little too much to drink at your reception. These kinds of things happen at every wedding, and it’s usually so insignificant in the long run, the happy couple doesn’t even notice. Or if they do notice, they can be free to let it go on focus on what really matters: they are married!
So trust us! Be proactive in making sure that you can enjoy a great wedding day!