Welcome to the most stressful day of your life... But guess what — It doesn't have to be!
Here's 3 tips to get you set up for the best and least stressed version of yourself on your big day.
You can't do it all on your own. Every successful wedding has a team working to make sure every element is in place and things are running according to plan. It's impossible for you to enjoy your day with your spouse, your family and friends, if you're too busy running around like a chicken that had a bad date with a butcher knife.
So what can you do to make this happen? Here's what;
a) Have a friend - usually a Maid of Honor or Best Man - be in charge of taking care of paying the vendors. You shouldn't have to worry about everyone getting paid at the end of the night. Get back to the dance floor and let somebody else take care of it!
(Just wanted to make it clear, we don't require any payment on your wedding day.)
b) Once again, put that MoH or BM to work and have them help wrangle family members when it comes to photo time. It helps to have someone with a loud, bellowing voice, but it's okay if they're lacking in that department. Nobody's perfect.
c) Choose a trusted person to be the go-to-contact for the vendors on your wedding day. If there are any hiccups with a vendor running late, your person can take that call. Unless it's an emergency you don't have to worry about it. This'll help keep you focused on the vows and not on whether the cupcakes will make it in time to see your first dance.
BONUS) Hire a Wedding Coordinator. They do it all! It can be expensive but it's worth every penny when it comes to you enjoying your day.
2. Take a Moment
You've probably heard this already, but, your wedding day is going to fly by before you know it. It can be a whirlwind, especially if you have a lot of guests. It doesn't have to be overwhelming though! Embrace the craziness that it is, then allow yourself and your spouse to slip out of the spotlight for a few minutes.
We always try to get a few minutes with the couple during the reception for sunset photos. It's the perfect time for you to breathe in the experience and just be present with your partner. Even if you don't plan on doing sunset photos, take a few minutes alone anyway.
BONUS) Schedule in micro-breaks throughout the day. 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there will make all the difference, especially in the hot summer months when you just want to sit in the limo with the A/C on blast for just one more minute.
3. Be Flexible
Wedding timelines almost always run late. No matter how well everything is planned out, something will happen to slow things down. But it's no biggie since it literally happens all the time. Don't stress! Instead, be proactive by leaving a little wiggle room in your schedule between events. If everything's on schedule then all the better!
Ask for help.
Take time for yourself and your spouse on your wedding day.
Add buffer time between events in your timeline.