Wedding days don’t have to be stressful. From the 100+ weddings I have attended, here are a few simple things you can do during your planning that will help you actually ENJOY your wedding to the fullest.
1. Allow your Priorities to Define your Budget and Schedule
- If Family is your no.1, then perhaps your parents and siblings (and nieces and nephews, etc) will take the place of your bridal party. Give them a bigger role to play.
- If you’re a foodie: consider compromising on the number of guests in order to spend more on the finest quality local foods. Move your reception to your favourite local restaurant. Focus on the feast.
- Do you want to focus on each other? You might want to elope on the shore of the ocean, or on your family land. Do it all alone or with just a select few close friends – your day should be all about you two.
2. Make the Day Your Own
Get rid of anything that you don’t love, or that doesn’t have meaning to you.
You don’t have to toss a bridal bouquet, or light a unity candle, or give out wedding favours if you don’t want to.
Simplicity allows you to really enjoy each moment.
3. Take Time
(for each other)
Whatever your Wedding will be, make the most of the time you have together. You only get to do this once.
Write each other love notes.
Schedule in time alone together (let your photographer come along).
Relax. Breathe. Enjoy the Moment.
Maybe grab a coffee.
4. Leave Time
If you want a stress free wedding day, then you must leave plenty of time in the schedule for everything.
USE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER to plan the schedule – they are your best resource for planning.
And when all is said and done, your love at your side, the best will be still yet to come.
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.”Maya Angelou