I recently officiated a wedding for two of the most relaxed people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. They, along with their families, had done an incredible job of planning the wedding. Having all those details worked out ahead of time definitely reduced their stress on wedding, but something else was going on: they were taking everything in stride and letting things unfold naturally. They put their complete trust and faith in the professional wedding vendors they hired and they allowed all the people around them to take care of them. It was so wonderful to see. Rather than feeling like they had to be in charge of every minute detail, they both let go and relaxed into the wonderful chaos of the day.
Your Attitude Sets the Tone
Your attitude and demeanor will set the tone for your entire wedding day. If you're chill and calm, the people around you will feel pressure to be as calm and centered as you are. On the contrary, if you're stressed and irritable, the people around you will be the same. It's not because they want to, it's because it's human nature. So, you're probably wondering, "How can I be that couple? How can I ensure I'll be relaxed on wedding day?" I'm so glad you asked! Read on for my tips on how to have a relaxing wedding day.
5 Tips for a Relaxing Wedding Day
The best way to have a joy-filled and relaxed wedding day is to follow these tips.
#1 Plan Well
If you, and your team (family, friends, professionals), do a great job of planning for the wedding, then you can truly let go on wedding day. With the confidence that everything will unfold as planned, you won't have to be stressed about the timeline or details. Good planning will give you peace of mind.
#2 Trust Your Vendors
This is probably the biggest tip I can offer. If you've hired qualified and experienced wedding professionals, then you must put your trust in them. Allow them to earn your trust during the planning process and then completely turn your day over to your vendor team. We all care deeply about the success of your wedding and about providing you with the best service possible.
#3 Limit DIY Projects
As wonderful as DIY projects are, they can cause massive amounts of undue stress leading up to your wedding. My advice is this: pick a date by which all your DIY projects must be done. Anything that isn't finished by that deadline must be either scraped entirely or given to a hired professional to complete. Trust me on this, the couples who are the most stressed are the ones who are cramming to finish last-minute DIY projects after their rehearsal dinner.
#4 Stay Grounded
This one is a little harder for some folks, it certainly was for me on my wedding day. I wrote a blog post about how to calm your nerves on wedding day, which you'll definitely want to check out.
#5 Remember, It's a Festive Day!
When there are so many details to think about, so many things to do, so many people to manage, it's easy to forget that your wedding weekend should be a fun and festive occasion. Try not to let the work of the wedding outweigh the joy!