How to Avoid Stress on Your Wedding

As anyone getting married knows all too well, planning a wedding can be both an exciting time and a very stressful one. Although one is looking forward to tying the knot, there are many things to be organised and to take into consideration to ensure that not only the wedding goes smoothly but all the guests have a fantastic time too.

Unfortunately this means that for many people the actual wedding day itself can be particularly stressful, when it should in fact be one of the happiest days of your life. To make sure that your stress does not get out of control on your wedding day, try these pieces of advice to stay calm and ensure everything goes smoothly.

The first thing to do to ensure that you are less stressed about your wedding day is to eliminate the threat of uncertainty. Unpredictable things happen, especially at those occasions where something is bound to go wrong if you are desperately praying for things to go right. Maybe your solo wedding singer will be 30 minutes late after being stuck in traffic, or your wedding dress might get a tear.

When things to go wrong, do not let this stress you out, as there is a way to mitigate all of the potential issues that could arise on your big day. The way to eliminate this uncertainty is to plan a generous amount of time for each stage of the wedding day, right from the morning events when your guests arrive the ceremony, right through to the last person leaving your reception at night.

Some people are sure to arrive early, others will arrive late, the wedding ceremony itself might be held up, and you may have to drag people from your reception venue in very early hours in the morning after they have had too much to drink. Plan generously with your time and this will allow you room to deal with any unexpected issues that can occur.

To do this, make sure that you plan a strict schedule for your day but leave room on either side for unexpected events. Guests will often be very patient if they have to wait, so you have nothing to worry about if you overestimate a little bit of your time rather than underestimate it. This also gives everyone room to breathe and the chance to deal with any expected events.

Another tip to reduce your stressful feelings on your wedding day is to make sure that you double check everything with your vendors and entertainment services the day before the big celebration. This ranges from checking up with your solo wedding singer that everything is going to plan, right through to double checking with the catering service and photographers that you will be using too.

Although the best piece of advice is to make sure that you choose quality vendors in the first instance, and this in itself should mean that you have a minimum of problems, doing last minute checks can help overcome any difficulties or misunderstandings in advance and leave you a few less things to worry about on the big day.

One of the best tips to bear in mind in the lead up to the wedding and to ensure that you have a minimum of stress is to take a couple of days off before the big day itself. Weddings are a lot of stress and hassle to plan, and this can easily lead to a build up of tension that just accumulates on your wedding day.

Taking a short breather just before your wedding means you will be able to get a bit of perspective and come into the ceremony and reception much more relaxed. A refreshed and positive attitude can go a long way in helping you deal with the unexpected if it should occur on your special day too.

From double checking with your catering services and solo wedding singer, to being purposely flexible with time on the your big day, these tips can help relieve a lot of stress and mean you enjoy this very special occasion as much as possible.