Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day

You've planned for the big day for weeks, months, or maybe even years. A lot of hard work and time went into making your wedding the happiest day of your lives. Make sure you can put that aside and actually enjoy your wedding! I have seen super-stressed brides, and have also witnessed relaxed, care-free brides.. guess who ends up having more fun? Here are a few tips to staying calm on your wedding:

  • Get plenty of rest the night before. It will be a long day, and you will need all your energy on the dance floor. If you know it may take you a while to fall asleep because you're anxious, then go to bed an hour or so before you need to be asleep to allow for that.
  • Delegate tasks. Don't try to do everything by yourself. If you have a wedding planner, this shouldn't be as much of an issue for you. Make sure you're organized, and delegate all of your tasks to reliable friends and family members. If there's something that you must do yourself, try to get it done a few days before the wedding so you aren't worrying about it last-minute.
  • Pamper yourself. Hit the spa. Go get that massage you really deserve. Get a manicure, pedicure and whatever else your heart desires. You want to look and feel your best for the big day.
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  • Eat. Take enough time to slow down and grab a bite. If butterflies won't allow you to have breakfast the day-of, then try to have something light like toast. It'll calm your nerves and keep you going.
  • Take "me" time. If you start to feel really stressed out, or too much is going on, just step outside and clear your head. Sit alone, chat with a friend outside, enjoy the weather or do whatever else you know will make you feel at ease.
  • Remember to Have Fun! You shouldn't spend the happiest day of your life worrying about something that may possibly go slightly wrong. Things happen, but you will mainly remember how you felt and the fun you had. Twenty years from now, you won't care about the minor things that went wrong.
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