Tips to Enjoy Your Wedding Day

Did you realize that there is a fine line between how you can enjoy your wedding day and having a meltdown on your wedding day? I have compiled a list of the best wedding day advice I could give a bride who is planning her wedding (who wants to avoid a meltdown). Here is my top wedding tips list of three things that I have seen brides do, that keep them cool, calm and collected on their wedding day.

1. Trust Your Vendor Team – We do this all the time

This may be the first time that you are the bride, and you are faced with a TON of important decisions, but rest assured that your wedding day vendors have done this plenty of times. We have seen a lot, and have the experience to know what works and what may be risky. As you go through the wedding day planning process and especially on your big day, listen to your vendors’ recommendations and suggestions. We speak from experience.

2. Expect Something to Go Wrong

I remember visiting my husband’s grandmother in the hospital, and she gave me advice that I carry with me every day. She said, “Man plans, and God laughs.” Even though I can sit down with a bride and plan out how every little detail will look, sometimes things still go wrong. There are a lot of moving pieces to your wedding, and although most of the time they all fit together at just the right time, sometimes they do not. I encourage brides to expect something to go wrong with their wedding plans, and that will avoid the freak-out-moment on the day of the wedding.

3. Be Flexible

Sometimes there are elements on your wedding day that we cannot control. You may have envisioned and dreamed for an outside ceremony, but in extreme weather it may not be in the best interest of you or your guests to be outside. For another example, you may have planned to take all your formal pictures before your ceremony, but as time goes by it may take longer then anticipated. The photographer may suggest that instead of rushing family portraits that you take 10 minutes during cocktail hour to finish. Being flexible will help to alleviate unnecessary wedding headaches and help you enjoy your wedding day!

This may seem simple, but it takes effort. You have to plan for the unexpected, and then nothing will actually be unexpected.

Happy planning!