Far too many brides spend their big day stressing about one thing or another – don’t make the same mistake, enjoy your day. Your wedding day shouldn’t have any element of worry to it; it should be a wonderfully relaxed and enjoyable time. With any luck, you will only have one wedding, so you need to ensure that you make it count.
The key to making sure that your wedding day is totally blissful is planning, the more planning you can do in advance, the better. Aim to ensure that by one week before your big day, every last detail has been sorted. To give you a helping hand doing that, below are some tips, ideas and suggestions.
Create a timetable for your big day
Weddings are stressful; there’s no doubt about that. However, if you want to ensure that you can enjoy your big day and not stress, then having a timetable in place can be incredibly useful. A couple of weeks before your wedding, sit down and create a timetable. This should consist of times for every important part of the day, from the arrival of your makeup artist to the time that you will cut the cake. Although having everything on a schedule is a good thing, don’t let it cause you stress. In the morning it’s important to stick to your schedule as closely as possible, to ensure that everyone gets to the church on time (or whatever venue you’ve picked). But once the ceremony itself is over, don’t worry too much if you fall behind schedule. It’s just good to have an idea of what should be done and when, so that nothing gets forgotten about.
Be financially savvy
The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be worrying about how much your celebrations are costing you and how you are going to pay them off. That’s why it’s worth being financially savvy when it comes to planning your wedding so that you can enjoy it, instead of worrying about the cost. The key to being smart about your finances when planning a wedding is making a budget and sticking to it, that way you know that you won’t end up spending more than you can afford. However, if your budget isn’t large enough to cover all of the costs of your wedding; perhaps you could borrow a small amount of money from a lender like Swift Money, and set up an affordable repayment plan to pay off the amount over a few months. That way you can afford everything that you need to make your big day special and don’t need to stress about it.
Take time out to relax beforehand
If you find yourself feeling stressed out in the lead up to your big day, think about taking some time out to relax. The truth is that if you get yourself stressed out and wound up in the lead up to your wedding, you aren’t going to enjoy your big day as much as you could do. So, once all the planning is done, it’s worth taking some time out to relax. A great way to do this is to head to a spa with your bridesmaids for a day or two and spend some time in utter bliss. Imagine how wonderfully relaxing a spa break would be – think massages, saunas, hot tubs, champagne, and plenty of quiet time. If money’s tight, don’t stress as there are plenty of spa break deals online that you could take advantage of, it’s just a case of finding a spa that’s located close by. As well as heading to a spa beforehand, make sure that on the morning of your big day you take some time to relax and unwind. Whether that’s with some yoga, a hand massage, or breathing techniques, it doesn’t matter, just as long as you turn up at the church free of stress.
Don’t worry about the little things
Last but not least, don’t worry about the little things. You only get one wedding day (or at least, most of us do), so make sure to enjoy yourself and not worry about the little things. Whether your uncle gets drunk and pipes up during the speeches, the flower girl cries at your ceremony, or someone spills something on your dress, don’t let it get you down. No one will remember the little things that go wrong, so don’t let them get to you.
Your wedding day should be one of the happiest and most magical days of your life – don’t let little worries spoil it.