Your wedding day is meant to be the most amazing day of your life. However, it can also be one of the most stressful. A lot of couple’s find that their wedding day is incredibly stressful when they didn’t expect it to be. The problem is that there’s just so much pressure on everything going perfectly that in the lead up to their wedding day and on the day itself, most couples are under serious stress.
The issue with stress is that it can have a big impact on your wedding day and how much you enjoy it. Obviously, your wedding is going to come with some stress, after all getting married is a big deal. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend your entire wedding day, or the lead up to it, in a state of panic.
If you want to look and feel incredible for your big day, being stressed out won’t help. Scientific studies have proved that stress can impact your skin, hair, and nails, which isn’t ideal when it comes to your wedding, as you will naturally want to look your best. That’s why it’s so vital that you ensure that your big day is as free of stress as possible, else it will impact your appearance.
Hire a wedding day coordinator
You may not want a wedding planner, which is perfectly fine, but when it gets to your wedding day, you will want a wedding day coordinator. Managing the schedule of a wedding can take a lot of effort and can be somewhat stressful. On your big day, you don’t want to be worrying about all of the details; you’ll just want to relax and enjoy yourself. So, with that in mind, it could be worth considering hiring a wedding coordinator who can be responsible for ensuring that your big day goes without a hitch. Hiring someone to run your wedding will alleviate so much stress – that’s a promise. Can’t afford a professional? Why not ask your bridesmaids to team up and coordinate each aspect of the day?
Take out insurance
If there’s one thing that can ruin a wedding, it’s someone important being unable to attend. Whether that’s yourself, the groom, or one of your guests, such as a siblings, parents, or best friends, it doesn’t matter, having someone missing from your big day can ruin it. If you don’t want to stress about what would happen if someone important was unable to attend your big day, then perhaps it would be wise to invest in wedding day insurance, so that should you have to postpone your wedding, you would be covered financially. Insurance can also cover you should your vendors fail to turn up, or your venue turns out to be double booked, so it’s something that’s worth considering taking out, as it will give you peace of mind that no matter what, you are covered.
To reduce the stress that you feel on your wedding day, delegate. Instead of trying to deal with everything yourself, delegate different tasks to different people. Ask your bridesmaids to deal with cards, gifts, and your guest book, request that the best man and groomsmen deal with coats, welcoming people, and directing people to where they need to go. By delegating certain tasks to others, you can reduce the stress that you are under and ensure that you are able to relax and enjoy your wedding day. Don’t be afraid to delegate – you only get one wedding day, so enjoy it.
Have a sit-down meal
While a buffet is all well and good, the issue is with this kind of dining is that people will come and talk to you while you’re trying to get some food and eat. To take some of the stress off and give yourself and your husband time to relax and spend some time together, consider having a sit-down meal. That way you will both get a chance to relax while you eat, without having to worry about other people coming up and trying to talk to you. While it’s traditional to sit at a top table with yours’ and your partner’s parents and the rest of the bridal party, don’t feel like you have to. Sit where you feel comfortable, don’t worry about what everyone else thinks, sit where you can relax and unwind and spend quality time with your partner.
Weddings can be seriously stressful; there’s no doubt about that. The problem is that there’s so much pressure on ensuring that your big day is perfect, that when it gets to it, it can be difficult to relax and enjoy it.