We’ve al herd about it, the brides that rush around, frantically commanding everyone to do everything while they pull out their hair, scream, and cry. No matter who you are, you do not need to be “that bride”. Here are some ways to make sure that your wedding day is as stress free and as relaxing as possible.
- Free Up your Schedule
You can make a tremendous difference when it comes to keeping your wedding day stress free if you pre-plan a less busy day. Don’t try to cram everything into one day. Or, if you do have a lot of events going on that day, simply delegate duties to people beforehand and make sure they understand what they are doing. You can even create little reminder cards and pass them out so that they can easily remind themselves, too.
TIP: Draw up a schedule several days in advance, make copies, and hand it out to the wedding party. They will have time to review the schedule and they will be familiar with what exactly is going to be happening, and when.
- Start Slow
On your wedding day morning, no matter how excited or anxious you may be, start it off slow. Take a long bath, enjoy some cups of tea, watch a funny TV show or movie. Soon enough, your groom will be interfering with your morning plans, so take this as your one last opportunity to have a morning to yourself for a loooong time.
- Create a Bride Disaster Kit
Just in case anything goes wrong, you want to be sure that you have something to “fix it”. Some important things to keep in you bridal disaster kit includes:
- Travel-sized sewing kit with safety pins
- Extra hosiery
- Lip gloss/lipstick
- Feminine hygiene products (just in case)
This way, if something unfortunate should happen to occur, you have something to save you.
- Don’t Rush
What ever you do, don’t rush your wedding day. Leave plenty of time in the morning for you to get dressed, take a long, luxurious bath and to relax. Make sure there is a lot of time between the wedding ceremony and the reception. If you are having the wedding ceremony and the reception in the same place, still take a good 30-60 minutes after your ceremony to disappear and have some time to yourself. You deserve it!
- Have a Positive Outlook
The moral of the story is, for a bride who is looking to seek out what has gone wrong on her wedding day, she will almost most definitely find something that has gone wrong. Not everything will go exactly as you planned, as is life. Maybe the place cards were the wrong color or one of your guests who is a vegetarian was served a non-vegetarian dish. Don’t sweat the small stuff, it doesn’t matter! You’ve pulled together a fantastic bash for your friends and family to celebrate your new life with your new love. Relish this day and keep it positive from start to finish.