10 tips to make your wedding stress-free
by SoonlyWeds on 06/09/2021
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Your wedding day is going to be one of the happiest days of your life. It is a time of celebrating your love and commitment. Having said that, it can get quite stressful. When certain elements get delayed or when things don’t happen according to plan, it can get disappointing and even a bit embarrassing. Thankfully, there are ways to enjoy the process a little more and look at the big picture: you are going to be officially married to the person you love the most. To ensure things run smoothly, here are ten tips to help you avoid wrinkles on your special day.
1. Mull things over
To make your wedding day stress-free, figure out which things you can handle and what elements you will need help with. That will help you evaluate your stress levels and find ways to reduce or manage your stressors. Once you have clearly identified the things that stress you out, determine an action plan to control them. For example, if you are having a hard time sticking to your budget, ask your partner or a family member to help you work with suppliers and keep a record of your transactions. This way, you will avoid going beyond your budget, eliminating this stress.
2. Work with a wedding planner or a coordinator
One of the perks of working with qualified professionals is that you can relax, knowing that you have somebody who knows what they’re doing. Hiring a wedding planner or a coordinator will make your wedding day stress-free. They will be the ones talking to your suppliers, making payments, setting up tables, and other things that happen behind the scenes. In case you cannot afford to hire a planner, a day-of coordinator can organise things and take the stress off of your back.
3. Share your timeline
Your wedding day is the day when you should look your absolute best. That won’t be the case if you’re overstretched. And let’s be honest, the last thing you’d want is to be anxious a few minutes before you walk down the aisle, not being sure whether your guests would show up or not. Therefore, it helps to share your wedding day timeline, including the venue’s address, and the program. You can add these details to your invitation cards or simply send them a digital copy of it via email or social media.
4. Communicate with your significant other
When you’re bombarded by different phone calls and emails from your suppliers, or family and friends wanting more details about your big day, it’s not that difficult to lose your connection with the most important person in the world: your spouse-to-be. Another way to keep your wedding day stress-free is to schedule date nights. You can have dinner, pop a bottle of wine, or watch a movie together — the activity isn't really that important. What matters is that the two of you can find time to be alone and talk about your day, your wedding planning, and share concerns if there are any. This idea will help you work as a team and process stress as a couple. Furthermore, being connected before and on the day is one of the factors that leads to a seamless wedding day.
5. Deliver ceremony and reception items in advance
You can save yourself a fair amount of stress by dropping off essential items at your wedding venue before your big day. Some of the items you can hand over to your venue coordinator may include table numbers, sign-in books, escort cards, unity candles, and similar items. Sort them into bins and include notes and any special instructions. You can leave a note to your coordinator of a list of items you want to be returned after the event.
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6. Stay physically active
You may find it a little bit challenging to do some physical activity, but you have to. Exercising offers positive emotional and psychological effects you just can’t ignore. So, take a walk at the park, use a step counter and count your steps, or just dance around your room. The idea is for you to have any type of physical activity to help release feel-good hormones and minimise your anxiety levels. Sweating while having fun will lead to relaxed planning and hosting your wedding day stress-free.
7. Book trustworthy suppliers
You probably have a vision for your big day and you must have people who can execute that vision. Undoubtedly, choosing the right people makes it happen. We recommend meeting them in person or setting up a Zoom call with them. This will help you determine if you’ll be at ease working with them on the most important day of your life!
8. Give allowance for jitters
We know we told you that your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the fact that you may have butterflies in your stomach. Sometimes, a little fear comes with pre-wedding excitement and delight! The truth is, being nervous is normal and can even be healthy. However, if the jitters turn into anxiety, find someone you trust enough to confide in. They should be able to keep the jitters from getting the best of you.
9. Make payments before the due dates
Your wedding day will be a lot less stressful if you take care of your financial obligations ahead of time. Make a spreadsheet of your payables and give each supplier their dues in a safe place. You will wake up on your big day rejuvenated, knowing you don’t have bills to worry about. Settle your bills and thank yourself because you’ll be looking radiant and amazing in your portraits!
10. Write a journal
Jotting down your emotions will help you express how you feel and keep you from being uneasy. Determine things that cause you to worry, and address each subject accordingly. For instance, if you’re overturned by the loss of a loved one, write a paragraph or two and describe your emotions. Doing this will help avoid flooding yourself with a sea of emotions at the same time, preparing you for the day itself.
Your wedding day can cause you to feel anxious, but you don’t have to. Follow these ten tips and enjoy a stress-free and unforgettable celebration of love! For more tips on how to plan your nuptials, keep reading our articles.