Everyone’s seen depictions of frizzy-haired and fuming brides in movies and TV shows. It’s an over-the-top stereotype, but there is some truth to the amount of stress people face on their wedding day. After nearly a year (or more!) of meticulous planning, it’s understandable when couples expect everything to go perfectly. But you don’t want to have your special day clouded by anxiety. Here, we’ll take a look at 5 tricks for having a stress-free wedding day.
Work with a masterful wedding planner.
You might not have a fairy godmother to grant wishes on your special day, but you can work with someone just as magical: a wedding planner! With countless moving parts to manage and various odds and ends to keep track of, it’s nearly impossible NOT to stress about your special day. With a whisk of their enchanted clipboard, wedding day coordinators can make all of this responsibility disappear so you can focus on actually enjoying your special day. We know…crazy idea, right?
Assemble an unstoppable vendor team.
Even if you can’t articulate exactly what you want or your special day, you still have a gut feeling about how things should look and feel. Trying to translate those instincts into concrete ideas for your wedding can be frustrating unless you have a team of experienced vendors to help. The key is to find talented professionals who share your vision for the big day. Where can you find the perfect wedding vendors? At wedding shows, of course! These large-scale wedding expos are the best opportunity for brides to assemble the ideal team to pull off their dream wedding.
Do a dry run before your special day.
No matter how much you plan, plot, and scheme, everything feels different once you actually put everything into motion on your special day. Going on a quick dry run before you tie the knot can help alleviate some pre-wedding jitters by making it easier to envision how everything will flow together. Focus on the big things like preparing your makeup and dress in time, finding enough time for photos, and driving from the ceremony to the reception venue. Don’t worry about replicating every detail of the wedding. The whole point is to give yourself an accurate idea of what your special day will look like so you know what to expect when the big day arrives.
Keep it simple…sister!
Everyone’s heard the sage advice: Keep It Simple Sister. Okay, we threw our own little spin on it, but you get the idea. A lot of the wedding day stress so many brides fall victim to comes from trying to do too much. Ironically, keeping things uncomplicated on your special day is much harder than going all out. That’s why it’s important to resist the urge to go over the top. Think about it though. Simple designs are more elegant, simple schedules are easier to keep, and simple weddings are less stressful. So, when in doubt, just keep things as stripped down and basic as possible.
Don’t worry about things out of your control.
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but something will go wrong on your special day. A vendor might show up late, the weather might not cooperate, or an excitable guest might take the concept of an open bar a little too far. You’ve already dedicated countless hours to planning your perfect wedding down to the minute. When the day finally arrives to get hitched, it’s time to let go of the things you can’t control. Trust in the hard work you’ve done and the talented team of vendors behind your special day. Let the inevitable mishaps turn into funny stories and never lose focus on the bigger picture. You’re getting married!
Whether you’re just putting some final touches on your special day or you haven’t even started the planning process, the Portland Bridal Show is a must! As the largest wedding expo in the entire state, it features some of the most talented and creative vendors in the region. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with caterers, florists, organizers, designers, and other vendors to pick out the perfect team to pull off your special day. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, there are also delicious tastings, fun games, and exciting prizes! Take a few minutes and register your wedding here to get your ‘early release’ discount tickets along with other exclusive material.