Planning and living through your wedding might be your most stressful time ever. Will you have a big church wedding at his or your family’s church? Will the reception have a band, DJ or both? Will you invite 40 guests or 200? What kind of food will you serve? With hundreds of details to remember and handle perfectly, and every decision seemingly pleasing one person while disappointing another, it can seem like you are in a no win situation every step of the way. And with all these questions bouncing around in your mind, it can seem impossible to get it all done before the big day. Here is a short list of valuable tips to take away your stress and enjoy your perfect day.
Manage Your Expectations
Let’s be clear, that everyone’s goal for their wedding is a perfect day with no problems and with everyone attending in agreement that it is the most amazing ceremony they have ever attended. But nothing is ever as perfect as our dreams, and so comparing the actual day to our dream wedding can be a recipe for disappointment. In fact, the actual day, with all of its potential chaos and last minute changes might seem to you to be closer to a nightmare. This is why it is important to manage your expectations and realize that the imperfections that are glaringly obvious to you are probably barely visible to everyone else. Remember, the day is about you joining forever with the person you love. Keep that as your focus and it will help you relieve some stress.
Walk Through Everything with Your Partner
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start at the beginning. The most important thing to do first in order to make sure you have a special time on your special day, is to sit down with your soon to be significant other and go through each of your expectations for the wedding. Talk first about what is important to the two of you, and what you each want to get out of the ceremony for yourselves and for each other. Be prepared to compromise on small things and work through the big ones together. Once you are both clear on all of this, discuss what others close to you want, keeping in mind that you cannot please everyone. So expect to have to make some tough choices that may upset relatives from both sides. When you get to any conflicts, decide how those conflicts will be handled. It is important to talk through these things now outside of the stress of the wedding, so you can make good non-emotional decisions.
Hire a Wedding Planner
Next, go through the process of engaging a wedding planner. Hiring a company like top tier Vancouver wedding planners, Wonderstruck Events, is the best decision you can make for obvious and not so obvious reasons, including:
- They can help you keep and get the most out of your budget.
- They can offer non-emotional practical decisions on big or small issues about the wedding.
- They can help take the blame for tough decisions that may disappoint family members or friends.
- They will fight for your wedding vision and keep everything on track.
- They can keep you stress-free.
- Since they work constantly with a variety of quality vendors, they can get you a vendor discount.
- They can help you coordinate the entire day and all of its functions.
In short they are usually indispensible to overstressed wedding couples.
Use these tips to help make your special day enjoyable, memorable and stress free.