Congrats lets se 4 starters breathe in and out like giving birth lol ok ok jurt kiddim i think dancing and stretches best wishes andreas mom
iniobong January 17, 2011
sweetheart,plan ahead of time so you can have time to relax and be nourished.
best wishes dalyn.
Laurel January 3, 2011
Make sure to meditate!
Mia July 26, 2010
You should try to have as much things ready as you can the day before.Then, you can sleep a little later.
Heather September 21, 2009
I am not sure where you are located, but I decided to hire a wedding planner. It is hard when you have a bridal party, but they are all so busy and you feel like you are doing everything yourself. I highly recommend taking a wedding planning vacation. Take a week to do something else BESIDES wedding planning. If you have a group of friends that isn't part of your wedding party but you know could lend you a hand, ask them if they would mind helping you with smaller things.
One of the first things I tell my couples is to HAVE FUN! Remembering that your special day is a celebration of life, love, family and friends is what is most important.
Stay on track with your wedding planning and you can find that you can get most details finalized prior to the crunch time which is the month before when you're trying to get everything wrapped up at work, doing table assignments, expecting guests or travelling, etc.
Keeping your wedding within your means can also save alot of stress. The first thing I ask clients for is the budget they are working with. Many do not have any idea on what things cost, or forget half of the things that they'll need. I help them look at their budget in the beginning of the planning process so they can find the best location(s) and the appropriate vendors to help them achieve their dreams.
Lastly delegate and at minimum have someone that is experienced and NOT part of your bridal party or immediate family helping to follow-up on all details.
Keeping everything on time on the wedding day keeps everything smooth and there is no added stress of worrying that you'll run out of time to do the things you want.
Yes, be organized, in whatever format works best for you. Some brides have a "vision" board to keep all their color swatches, flowers & inspirations in one place. For others, an expanding file folder, divided by vendor catagory, works best.
No matter how you keep ideas in order, get a copy of everything! Be sure vendors give you contract copies, song lists, floor plans, or whatever else applies. This way, if you ask someone to come in and hostess for the day of your event (a Planner, Aunt or Friend), everything will be easy to access.
Lastly, plan some down time for yourself (and your fiance) as your wedding approaches; a quiet dinner, massage, facial and/or manicure can do wonders for your overall state of mind.
The very best way to minimize stress on your wedding day is with prudent and thorough planning and tons of communication.
Start out being organized in the first place: Get yourself a 3 ring binder specifically for wedding plans and keep all of your important things in there. Notes, Contracts, Receipts, Checklists.
Talk to your fiancee and parents (if that applies) about budget. Determine your overall budget and then how you want that to be split between the big ticket items like the Reception, Photography, Flowers, Clothing, and on down the line. If your budget is flexible, give yourself a range. If it's not, then it's critical that you know up front what you can and can't spend. You want to really enjoy your day, not spend it wondering how much all this is costing you or regretting that you didn't just elope!
Also, don't try to manage a bunch of tasks yourself on your wedding day. Both you and your fiancee have a big job on this day, having fun and looking radiant and wonderful. Hire a wedding coordinator if your budget allows, ask a couple of dependable friends who are not in the wedding party for help with logistics on that day. Again, planning and clear communication will help your stress evaporate.
Lastly, on your wedding day remember one thing: even if things don't all go smoothly, you will be JUST as married at the end of the day! Have fun, focus on your fiancee and your loved ones and just enjoy celebrating your new life together!