Wedding season is in full swing and as the veil or headdress of the bride comes after choosing the dress, I get your orders often several weeks before the wedding. I have noticed lately that many of you may were very stressed, overworked or simply overwhelmed by preparations for the big day.
Here are some tips to help you relax and perhaps even enjoy the pre-wedding weeks :
Take time for yourself
Whether it’s taking a bath, reading in a coffee shop or going for a walk in town, taking time for yourself far from the frenzy of your wedding can be vital. Remember to schedule an hour or two a week to do an activity that pleases you, alone, to relax.
Spend quality time with loved ones without talking about the wedding
The sprint before a wedding can be difficult as week for friends and family. Not to mention the bride and groom don’t necessarily want to hear from everyone on how the ceremony or the reception should take place or look like. Plan quality time with your family and friends with one rule : not to pronouce once the word ‘’wedding’’! Same for you and your significant other: spend time together without talking about your plans or some details regarding your big day. It will do you a world of good!
Ask for help
You thought you could do it all on your own with your fiancé but preparations are bigger than expected? Consider delegating certain tasks to your entourage. Warning : you must ask for help and not impose chores to those around you, of course. And make sure those you choose are trustworthy people, who will respect your own vision of your wedding!
Back to basics
You want to offer your guests an evening they will enjoy, which is great of you. But remember that the success of this very special day is not defined by whether the centerpieces match perfectly with the chair covers: if at the end you are married to the love of your life, the wedding was a success point blank! There will always be small problems that you can’t predict, even if you stress about them weeks in advance. So assume not everything will go perfectly and drop the pressure!
For those who marry in a less near future, here are two tips to prevent the stress of last minute:
Hire a wedding planner
Some couples would prefer to put the money on the decor, the honeymoon, etc. instead of a wedding planner. This is understandable, but remember that the purpose of engaging a (good) wedding planner is precisely to avoid stress and the weight of organizing the wedding by yourself. Besides that, it is the best way to make sure you actually enjoy your day!
Plan your wedding well in advance
Did you know that some couples plan their wedding two years in advance? It may seem far away, yet it is a great idea if you want to enjoy every stage of planning your wedding rather than do it all in a hurry. In fact, I’ve already begun to receive requests for 2015, so this is a technique that I highly recommend!