You have surely been planning for the wedding day for months. But there will be some things, which just don’t go according to the plan, no matter how well you plan it. The food could get served late, the florist may end up bringing flowers in the wrong color, and someone in the bridal party could get drunk and say something that embarrasses you. So much can go wrong, and it can make you very stressful.
Stress is common on a big day, like your wedding. But there are a few things you can do to keep it under control. Here are my suggestions –
Finalize the Wedding Itinerary
Finalize in advance, and while doing so, be realistic, and keep room for errors. Ask the on-site coordinator and photographer to help out if you don’t have a planner. They have the experience to raise any red flags. Confirm all the vendors at the beginning of the week. The family members and bridal party should receive copies of the timeline during the rehearsal dinner so that everyone knows who must be where and when.
Is Your Wedding Gown Fitting Properly?
I have seen brides putting on their dress and discovering that the alterations aren’t carried out perfectly, and the pins still there. Also, when the wedding gown is delivered, always take it out from the garment bag so that the dress can settle and breathe.
Prepare the Wedding Shoes
Aching feet can ruin your day. Wear thick socks before, and use a hair dryer on the tight spots. You may also place a bag of water on both the heels and freeze them overnight. A friend gave me these tips, and I have found them to be most useful. It’s also a good idea to have a replacement shoe ready for outdoor shooting after the first dance. The gorgeous heels can be a torture once you have been standing for a few hours anyway. Don’t wait till you are limping. This applies for men as well. You don’t have to worry about your looks. Your comfort and happiness should be priority at this point.
You Should Have a Coordinator
Many people make the mistake of believing they can do all the planning themselves. But everything can go out of control on the day of the wedding. You should attend the guests and not the staff on the wedding day. A coordinator can do all that, providing you so much relief. You will be able to enjoy much more.
Don’t Worry About the Small Issues
There is no perfect wedding. There will be spilled drinks, groomsmen will arrive late, and your dress won’t be clean. These things won’t matter at the end of the day. Focus on the most important – you are marrying the most important person in your life.
Delegate as much as you can. You cannot do everything, no matter how efficient you are. Ask your family and good friends to help you out. Give each person a specific job.