You’ve dated, got engaged, planned your dream wedding, and now the big day awaits you. It’s almost time for you to get all dolled up, put on your perfect dress, and walk down the aisle. Although you’re super excited about the big day, you are also overwhelmed with ‘what ifs.’ You’re doing everything in your power to ensure your big day goes off without a hitch. Wedding day stresses are real AF! If you don’t manage them properly, they can completely overshadow your day and leave you feeling “over it” before the floral arrangements are placed.
Your wedding day should be a joyous occasion where love is filling the air. You should be excited, nervous, giddy even but not stressed. Here’s how to stress less on your big day.
Relinquish Control! This for some of us may be a bit tough but trust me when I say; let go and let others! On your wedding day there will be a million and one things happening. This is the one day where you need to be willing to completely remove yourself from the day-of activities and chaos. If for no reason at all other than your sanity; relinquish control.
Hire Help! A Wedding Day Coordinator (WDC) is seriously a God sent angel that is there to carry the burden of wedding day stresses. On the big day, there be a laundry list of to-dos, vendors needing assistance, guest with questions and your WDC is there to handle it all. Think of this person as your very own Olivia Pope, if anything goes wrong, this person is there to fix it!
Delegate! You didn’t honestly think that your Bridal Party was just there to stand next to you and look pretty did you? Tuh! Those pretty little ladies are there to work and help to ensure your mind is at peace (as much as it can be) and that you have everything you need; put them to work. No need to go all bridezilla on them but do delegate them some of the day of responsibilities.
- Appoint a person to help ensure you have everything you need for the big day. This person should be making sure you’re hydrated and fed. I know it sounds crazy but it is so easy to forget to eat on your wedding day.
- Maid/Matron of Honor is helping to coordinate/manage the bridal party. On your big day you need to just focus on you.
- If you have children, make sure you identify a family member or a member of your bridal party to be on baby duty. The last thing you want to be doing is chasing kids with your hair slayed and your face beat to capacity.
Tunnel Vision! On your wedding day, you have one goal, one purpose, one mission and that is to marry the man that God has created just for you. People tend to lose site of the marriage in all the glitz, glam, and chaos of the wedding day. Don’t lose sight of why you are there. Be in that moment! When you get to the altar, you will feel as though time has stopped and it’s just you and bae committing to love each other for an eternity before God. Take time on your big day to reflect on the love you share and remind yourself of all the reasons you said yes and will soon say, “I do.” This day is the first day of your forever. Take time to bask in the moment and be completely present. Take in all your surroundings and feel and appreciate the happiness and love in the air. Most importantly, do not allow yourself to be consumed in what may not go per the plan but be focused on what the goal is, to marry your best friend.