Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stress Free Wedding Day

A wedding day is something every bride should enjoy! It's the one day in her life when it's all about her! It is the time to relax, have fun, soak in and enjoy every minute of the day she has always been dreaming of. If you take the time before hand to prepare, and organize, there is no reason you should be stressed on the day of. You have been planning for so long, it is time to stop and reward yourself for all of the hardwork.
 1. Hire a Day of wedding planner. I would try and find a way to work a day of coordinator into your budget! They will make sure all of your vendors show up on time, they will do all the decorating, packing up, and any issue that is brought up they will be able to handle. You will have less to worry about, and will be able to put your mind at ease. They will also have a detailed timeline of the day for you, your wedding party, and vendors will follow to make sure everything is running smoothly.

 2. Have any DIY decorations completed a week prior and put into a plastic box. If you want it set up a specific way, set it up how you want at home,take a picture, and tape it to the outside of the box. Have all your of welcome bags, party favors, programs, arrangements, etc in this box and ready to go.
3. Have all the final payments for vendors ready to go, and handed to the person in charge. If you want to assign one of your parents, wedding planner or best friends to distribute them do it before hand. You want the check put inside a sealed envelope, with the vendors name on the outside. MAKE SURE you choose a responsible person, who will keep it safe!

4. Delegate tasks to people ahead of time, especially if you don't have a wedding planner! Even if it is the week of your wedding, assign a different task to each person. You relax, and let them tackle the tiny details. This is another good reason to hire a wedding planner, because she can do this for you as well.
5. Have a timeline of your big day, and make sure everyone has seen it. The day can go by so quickly and you don't want to be answering questions, and phone calls all day answering peoples questions. So go ahead and type out an outline of the day and duties for everywhere, and where they need to be when and where, with room numbers, and directions attached.

6. Have everything packed the night before. Have your overnight bag packed, and pack a separate bag for getting ready for the wedding. (We have a list earlier in our blog under Wedding Emergency Kit) You do not want to be running around looking for deodorant, lip gloss, etc.

7. Steam your wedding dress/suit the week of the wedding and hang it up OUT of the bag! Find a good hiding spot that your fiance won't see it!  The last thing you want to be doing the day of is worrying about steaming or making a stain on your dress.

8. Don't forget to eat and drink lots of water! If you remember to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water, you’ll be much more relaxed and focused. Plus, you never know how much time you will have to eat when you are hosting guest.

9. Don't let the little things bother you. If you are running a little behind, or if the flowers aren't EXACTLY how you planned, etc, don't let it ruin your day. Guest don't even notice those small details, and you need to remember how special your day is, and the real reason behind it. Remember if you’re married at the end of the day,then it was a huge success. Twenty years from now you are not going to remember that one of the flower arrangements was on the wrong table.

10. Enjoy every minute! Grab your groom and soak in every special moment with him. Enjoy your friends and family, dance the night away, eat lots of food, eat plenty of wedding cake, and take lots of pictures. Make memories that you can share with your children one day!
Happy Planning!

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