Keeping Your Inner Bridezilla at Bay: Tips for Decreasing Wedding day Stress
Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. However, for all too many brides to be, it ends up being one of the most stressful. One of the most important things you can do to reduce the stress you will experience on your wedding day, and thus increase the odds that you will be able to enjoy all of that happiness, is simply to make sure that you have carefully planned out every detail well ahead of time. Attention should be paid to décor, the reception, your photography, the clothing of the wedding party, and, of course, the execution of the ceremony itself. (By the way, you will also need some invitations to send out.)
This may all sound more than a little bit overwhelming, but it does not need to be that way. A good wedding planner can take care of the vast majority of these kinds of details for you, leaving you much less to worry about. After all, when it all comes down to it, making sure that your wedding day is as stress free as possible is really your wedding planner's primary job description. However, it is important to make sure that you are working with someone that you really trust, and that you get along with well. In reality, it is important to make sure that all of the people involved in your wedding fit this description, including your photographer, your caterers, your minister, and everyone else.
There are also a number of things that your wedding planner cannot do for you that will make your wedding day less stressful. These are things you can only do for yourself. One of those things is simply to remember that this your wedding. It is not your mom's, your sister's, or anyone else's. When there are decisions to be made, in the final analysis, it is your opinion that matters... and yours alone. Another important thing to do is to remember that you and your groom are a team. Relying on each other to get through this will be good practice for the rest of your lives together.
A final piece of advice we would like to offer you here is to make every moment count. Savor those sometimes awkward moments you spend gazing into each other’s loving eyes over the flickering flame of that unity candle. You will never have those moments (and the ones like them) to live over again.