Somehow it seems very weird that it’s Wednesday. A short week always does that to me! Anyway, for this week’s Wedding Wednesday, I wanted to share tips on how to have a stress free wedding day. I actually had a stress free wedding weekend and it was amazing. However, I know that is not always the case so I thought I’d share some tips so you can help ensure your weekend (and big day!) is stress free!
- Let people help you. One of the best things we did was hire our good friend Hannah to help with day of coordination. Hannah (and her colleague Tanya) did an amazing job and basically ensured that I had no worries from the time I woke up Friday morning until my head hit the pillow Saturday night. If you can’t hire a coordinator, then at the very least, enlist one of your organized friends to help organize things and keep the train moving during the wedding day. Trust me on this — you will really just want to spend that time with the friends and family who have traveled to be with you — don’t waste it stressing out over details that someone else can handle.
- Take a deep breath. I was pretty high stress throughout the planning process — I wasn’t crazy, but I was super organized and busy and just had a LOT going on. I told myself that as soon as I woke up Friday morning, I was going to let it all go and just relax. At that point, if something wasn’t done, it wasn’t done. The most important things to me were that we had the marriage license, our closest friends and family and each other. Everything else was extra. If you take this view, it makes it easier to not sweat the small stuff.
- Go with the flow. In the picture I posted above, my heels were sinking in the grass, there were gnats swarming and I was hot and hungry. However, I trusted Stacey, my photographer, to get a gorgeous shot and she did. You will have so much more fun if you let the professionals you hired do their jobs (note: sometimes the professionals you hired won’t do their jobs — in that case, get a vocal bridesmaid to take care of it!).
I had the most wonderful, relaxing wedding weekend and I hope these tips will help you to do the same!