Your wedding planning will be a wonderful experience, but the process can get stressful, especially in the final few weeks. As your wedding day approaches, keep yourself calm and collected with these 5 tips.
1. Meet your wedding deadlines.
Before the big day, make sure you’ve checked off your major priorities. Finalize and confirm your “day of” itinerary with your wedding planner/coordinator, and call your photographer to make sure everything is still in order. You’ll feel more at ease knowing your major tasks are confirmed. (PRO TIP: Your DJ/Emcee *must* have your finalized timeline! They usually run the show!)
2. Try on your wedding gown.
It’s probably been a while since you’ve tried on your gown. Be sure to have an at home fitting a couple of weeks before the big day to make sure everything is in tip top shape. This way, if you need to make some last minute adjustments, you’ll have some time to adjust the fit.
3. Wedding shoe trial.
Don’t wait until the last minute to wear your shoes. You’ll want to break them in ahead of time so your feet don’t get tired or sore on the big day. A great way to break them in is to wear them around the house (try it with socks!). Just a few minutes a day until your wedding day will loosen them up and make them feel cozy for your wedding day festivities.
4. No last minute rehearsal dinner plans.
Be sure to plan your rehearsal dinner a few weeks before the wedding day, not the week or day before. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress and anxiety if you plan ahead. Plus, this gives you ample time to make changes, re-adjust seating charts, and determine if you need any equipment for music, slide shows, etc.
5. Take care of yourself.
The last thing you want to do is get sick or feel run down on your big day. With all the tasks you’ll be taking care of, you may forget to get keep yourself healthy. Take your vitamins, get plenty of sleep, and drink a ton of water. As it gets closer, schedule a day or two for some R&R to rejuvenate yourself and be at your best for your big day.
In the end, all that matters is that it’s your big day, and you deserve to have nothing less than a wonderful time while celebrating your love for one another. Keeping yourself stress free will make everything feel at ease when you finally walk down the aisle to say “I Do.”