It’s the day of your wedding, which can be both exciting but also terrifyingly frantic. All those months of planning have finally come to the one day when everything is supposed to come together, and yet the suddenness of it can cause tremendous stress. However, you don’t have to be filled with stress and anxiety. After all, your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life right? With proper planning and coordination you can take the weight off your shoulders, sit back and enjoy it. Here are some tips to help you find enjoyment on the day of your wedding.
To cheat a bit, you can make your wedding day coordination a lot easier by confirming the schedule, timing, and facts with all of the important vendors and people in the days right before wedding day. If you have hired a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator you can simply call them and they’ll confirm everything with you in one quick go.
However, if you’re doing everything yourselves you can enlist the help of your soon to be spouse, as well as your family and wedding party. You can send out a simple email so you have documentation of any responses, or call to get an immediate voice confirmation, or both. Confirm with them your timeline and contact list with everyone involved. Vendors themselves will usually ask for this confirmation anyways, but you can beat them to it, to ensure no one forgets.
Have an Emergency Kit Ready
There are any number of small but still important things that can go wrong, which is why you should always have an emergency kit prepared just in case. That way, if even a little thing does go wrong you don’t have to panic because you’ll already have the solution at hand. Think of it like this, you’ll have all of your wedding day fears rolled up into a handy basket. Here are some ideas for things you can include in your kit:
- Basic tools — pliers, sewing kit, medical kit, tape, glue and anything else to help fix something damaged or broken
- Extras — back up mini-tables, towels, decorations, corsages, flowers, maybe even clothes
- Contact information — all the names and phone numbers of all the important people and vendors in case you lose your phone and need to contact them
- Maps and written directions — in case someone calls and got lost and needs help finding the venue
In the end, it’s better to be over prepared than underprepared. Very few weddings are problem-free. This way you can be prepared, and all of the little things that are more likely to go wrong won’t even feel like a bump in the road on your way to marriage.
Plan for Breaks
Wedding days are long and hectic, so it’s easy to lose steam once or twice during the day and start feeling tired and grumpy. A brief moment to sit, maybe have a bite to eat and a bit to drink, either together or separate, and laugh or rest.
The most important part of these breaks is to eat and drink so you keep up your energy and refuel for the next photo session, speech, dance, and so on. . It’s important for you to have little breaks planned for you, your spouse, your wedding party, and the vendors too. That way people can de-stress and everyone will be more relaxed and less grouchy.
Having a wedding planner is a great way to have someone to help you with all of this planning and coordination. They can remind you when to take a break while they see to anything else that needs to be done in the meantime. We encourage you to reach out to ask question about coordinating your wedding.