Planning a wedding day can be stressful, but that can be nothing compared to the day itself. It makes sense. It is going to be one of the most important days of your life, and you don’t want anything to go wrong – that can feel stressful in itself!
To help mitigate some potential problems you can fall into, this piece will offer you some essential top tips.
The only thing you need to worry about then is your spouse coming down the aisle!
Tip 1 – Don’t Overcomplicate Things
Whether you want to have a big wedding with all of the bells and whistles, or you are more interested in a small, intimate gathering, the last thing you need to do is overcomplicate everything. You don’t want to be in a position where you have a convoluted schedule; otherwise, you might find you are desperately trying to keep up with it, acutely noticing if something doesn’t go to plan.
Try to keep the day as simple as possible. This means there is much less room for error, and you will be able to enjoy it instead of worrying about it.
Tip 2 – Give Yourself Time
If you are particular about what you want at your wedding, the last thing you must do is leave everything until the last minute. That is just a recipe for stress.
Give yourself time to choose your ideal venue (and book it), think about what food you would enjoy, and find a caterer that can match that ideal; Choose a cake that is going to knock your socks off (when you take it home), and listen to a bunch of bands or DJ’s to pick someone who is going to capture your vibe.
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Tip 3 – Hire a Wedding Planner
If you have grand ideas for your big day, hiring someone who plans weddings for a living could give you what you are looking for while also absolving you of any responsibility for how it goes. Your job then will be to enjoy the day, and let someone else worry about the logistics and problem-solving. The only caveat here is that you will have to find a wedding planner you can trust to get the job done well; otherwise, that could add a whole new layer of stress into the equation.
Tip 4 – Practice Acceptance
It is safe to say that the majority of people don’t want their wedding day to go horribly wrong, but if you do find that something untoward happens, learning to accept and party on will help.
The caterers have forgotten the food? Ask the best man to source some burgers. Wedding dress has a stain? Troubleshoot with Google or accept it as a memory of the day. Someone has had too much to drink and caused a scene? Break the ice and get the DJ.
There will be plans you can put in place for backups, but acceptance as the day goes on will give you a peace of mind.