Planning the first day of the rest of your life with your partner can come with stress, in this article, there are helpful tips on making a wedding stress-free!
What if we told you that it doesn’t have to be this way? Instead of worrying about a catering catastrophe or a dress disaster, imagine yourself walking down the aisle, surrounded by those you love, without a care in the world. It’s possible to make this happen!
By following a few simple tips and tricks you can plan a stress-free wedding and make your special day truly unforgettable—for all the right reasons. Get ready to take some notes to make planning your big day easier and a whole lot more enjoyable. After all, it shouldn’t just be your wedding that’s wonderful. Planning it can be a fantastic and fun experience too!
Wedding planners are like fairy godmothers that handle all the nitty-gritty details and make your day more magical. Hiring one should be your first step towards making your big day a stress-free celebration. Wedding planners prove invaluable when it comes to handling the logistics of the wedding, problem-solving, and budget and time management. They also have the expertise to handle all aspects of the wedding process and will be able to offer guidance and advice on everything from the cake to the ceremony area. Having a professional take care of the minor details and handle the unexpected hiccups will take a load off your shoulders.
Suess Moments has a list of preferred wedding planners she loves working with so much she is positive you will too! Check out the full preferred vendor’s list here.
Many hands make light work, and with all that needs to be done for you to say, ‘I do’, you’ll need as many hands as you can get. Don’t be shy to delegate tasks to your bridesmaids, groomsmen, family, and friends.
Consider delegating some of the following tasks for a stress-free celebration:
By delegating some of these tasks, the work will go by faster and with far less stress.
Whether it’s a thunderstorm or a family drama, things can go wrong. Creating a backup plan will ensure that you can relax and enjoy your big day, no matter what might happen. There are few things more unpredictable than the weather. It’s not always possible to change the date of your wedding just because the weather changed its mind. So, it’s best to prepare for the worst. You can do this by choosing a venue that has indoor options, like a tent with clear walls or a venue with both indoor and outdoor spaces. If rain is a possibility, then make sure to have umbrellas or ponchos available for your guests. You should also have a contingency plan for transportation, like arranging for shuttle buses or for guests to be dropped off at the closest entrance if the weather turns stormy.
Whatever your Plan B may be, make sure that you communicate it with all involved parties, including the guests, vendors, and wedding party. Flexibility is key to your wedding day. If you’re able to deal with snags as they pop up, then it’ll be easier to remain calm and positive, even if the weather doesn’t behave!
Love is not always perfect, and it’s OK if your wedding day isn’t either. That’s life, and it’s honest. Weddings can be full of unexpected surprises, so embrace them! Whether it’s one of your clumsy bridesmaid tripping down the aisle or the flower girls sobbing for no reason, don’t be afraid of a few surprises. They’ll just make your big day more memorable in the end and your photographs more fun.
There’s nothing worse than sweating over whether your groomsmen are going to be in position on time, that your first look will get ruined as it isn’t coordinated properly, or that you’ll end up leaving for your honeymoon without getting to say goodbye to your guests. Suess Moments is known to create photography-related wedding day timelines for her couples. Find out how she breaks it down here. The timeline will not only help the wedding party but also the vendors to know when they need to complete their tasks by. Share a timeline with your bridal party and your wedding planner and make sure everyone knows where they have to be, and when. If you plan out the timing of everything, from the first look to when you leave on your dream honeymoon, you can ensure that your day runs like clockwork.
It’s all too easy to turn red over the color of the napkins but just remember that at the end of the day, it’s the massive love that you have for your partner and the people that surround you on your wedding day that truly counts. One way of staying focused on what’s important is to prioritize the big things. Make a list of your top priorities for the day and channel your energy to those. By doing this you can let go of the smaller, less important details. Practicing mindfulness is another way of staying focused on the bigger picture. Try stress-relief techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to help keep you calm and centered on your big day. Taking breaks throughout the day to recharge and regroup can ensure that you don’t break a sweat running around after the finer details. Suess Moments photographer, Miranda, recommends that brides put their phones away on the wedding morning – distractions like texts and calls on the morning of the wedding result in unwanted stress.
Don’t let the pressure of making sure that your guests have a good time get in the way of your experience. After all, your wedding day is about you and your partner, not about whether your third cousin is upset about the seating arrangements. Hold hands, dance, and enjoy every moment of your big day together. Take time to step away from the party and appreciate what you have just promised one another. It’s not every day that you make a commitment to love someone as you do on your wedding day. So, savor the moment by having a sneaky drink or snuggling away from everyone else.
It’s rare to get a wedding with no snags, but they shouldn’t be the reason that yours is ruined. Prepare for what you can, plan ahead wherever possible, and then embrace what you can’t change on the day. But most importantly, sit back, relax, and eat some cake!
Miranda Suess is a wedding photographer based out of Jersey City, New Jersey photographing couples’ engagement and wedding photos. She also photographs ladies’ boudoir photos in New Jersey. Contact Miranda Suess at Suess Moments for more information on the wedding, engagement, and boudoir photography services she offers.
written by Katie Colon
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