I know what you’re thinking – a wedding without stress?!  I know, it seems impossible and maybe it is, but with these few tips you can get close!

Know your plan, but be prepared for anything.

It’s good to have a detailed plan starting from the moment you wake up on your big day until the final song is played, but you must be prepared for change.  Set your plan, and leave room for life to happen.  Make sure your wedding party, parents, wedding planner, etc. know your schedule in and out, and then let them handle it.  You do not want to spend your day bossing people around.  You will be much happier this way and the day will go smoothly because of it.

Nothing is ever “wrong”.

There’s this rumor going around that one thing always has to go “wrong” on your wedding day.  I think this is a load of crap.  It’s your wedding day for crying out loud!  As long as you make it to the end of the aisle and you both say “I do”, nothing went wrong!  Whatever happens, roll with it, any change will only be noticed by you!

Listen to your heart – it’s all that matters. 

From the moment you get engaged people will begin throwing their opinions at you like crazy.  For some reason they thought you asked?!  Take each one with a grain of salt, and certainly DO NOT let them cloud your own opinions.  Ideas are one thing, but someone telling you what to do for your wedding day is not cool.  I don’t care how much money they’re putting in.  If they’re offering to pay, then that’s it – no strings attached.  You only get this day once, make it everything you dreamed of!

Remember what the day is all about. 

Your wedding day is about you and your soon-to-be husband starting your life together.  Yes, I’m sure many of your friends are basically counting down the minutes to cocktail hour, but your wedding day is about you marrying the love of your life.  Don’t let all the planning, stress, and pressure make you lose sight of that!

Have fun!

This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised.  I talk to many brides who feel like they missed out on their wedding-day fun because of drama or issues they were dealing with.  Put it all aside for one day – it’s your  day – don’t let anyone take that away from you!

Breathe.  

All your time, money and effort has gone into this day.  You’ve made it to this day – now you need to enjoy it.  Take a big deep breath and take it all in!

June 3, 2015