We missed you last week so we thought we would share our best advice on something that's so hard: How to not stress on your wedding day. When you've worked for that long on something + have high expectations it can be hard not to be a little anxious about how it all comes together. Not to mention being the center of attention ALL day, dealing with things that go wrong, family being together...it can be a lot!
So here's our advice for keeping it cool on your wedding day.
1. Surround yourself with good people
This is ESSENTIAL (That's why we made it BIG). Your dramatic friend from highschool is great, but not in your wedding. You need encouraging, uplifitng people surrounding you who can dispel drama and keep you calm. You want joyful people that can remove you from anything that doesn't go according to plan, not people who will run to you with the latest bit of drama. Keep those people in the corner table. Today is about you.
2. Focus on your marriage
It's so simple! Focus on the reason you're there. It's insanely easy to get caught up in the details, especially because of how much you've invested into everything, but the reason for all of this is the amazing person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. And all the other stuff is just extra. Don't make it into the main thing!
3. Hire a coordinator
If you can't afford a professional, have an organized friend be the go-to person for all the things + vendor questions. You don't want people coming to you, and you don't want people going to your mom. That day should be in the hands of someone else so you can relax and know that everything will run smoothly because of the people in charge.
4. Do it your way
Resist pressure to do things a certain way. Trying to please everyone in reality pleases no one, and you will drown in the sea of their expectations. Instead, be 100% true to you and your love, and avoid the stress of the crowd. Do things that represent you + your fiancé. Do things that make YOU happy. Anything else is sure to end in stress and anxiety for everyone.
5. Kiss... like a lot
Kissing your love is like good medicine. Keep in mind that his attention will be divided too, so when you need some of that calming, reassuring love, be prepared to gently pull his face to yours and plant one on him. Be bold with this. In return, this will help keep your hubby calm and focused as well. A double dose of love on your wedding day? Yes, please! Keep it coming!
6. Take a drink
Just one. Okay, maybe two :) A little alcohol for taking the edge off can be a life-saver in stressful situations, so don't be bashful about requesting a pre-wedding drink!
7. Smell the flowers
When all else fails, take a moment to smell that beautiful bridal bouquet you're holding. Just close your eyes, slowly bring your bouquet to your nose, breathe in deep, and control your exhale. Do it as often as you need. Your guests will admire your serenity and your photograper will love you for these shots :)