Make lists, create a Plan B for unexpected weather, create an emergency kit and have every piece of information in a binder where everyone in your bridal party knows about it. With these tools you will be on your way to a stress free wedding.
Hire a On the Day Coordinator
So many couples think they can do it all on the day and that’s totally fine. But wouldn’t you rather be a guest at your wedding and not a staff member? By hiring an On the Day Coordinator they will take care of literally everything (coordinating the vendors, music, guest and those forgotten details) and all you need to do is just soak in all the awesomeness of being the centre of attention.
Don’t leave things to the last minute
Don’t attempt to get all your beauty treatments (manicures, pedicures, hair, tan and waxing) done the morning of the wedding. By getting everything ahead of time saves you from the stresses if something goes wrong but also frees up your day to actually enjoy it with your girls and to create some really special memories.
Make sure someone in your bridal party knows how to strap you in and bustle your dress
This comes in under being prepared but really needs its own section. No point on buying the most beautiful dress in the world and not having a single person that knows how to strap you in or bustle your dress after the ceremony. I suggest taking your mother and one of your bridesmaids to your fitting to learn how to do these 2 things. Don’t just rely on a safety pin and your girls knowledge of wedding dresses.
Be in the moment
Just remember you can’t control everything! And if something goes wrong it’s not the end of the world and in most cases, can be fixed without any issues. But if something really bad goes wrong, well you’ll have a fantastic story to tell for years to come. If your smiling the whole world will smile with you. Have a fantastic day and just relax and enjoy all the things we take for granted because it’s your day to shine and sparkle. You deserve it.
Happy planning, Janette xx
Written by Janette Newell I Olive Rose Weddings & Events