So after months of nail-biting and excruciating planning down to the minor details, your wedding day is almost here. Undoubtedly, you may be feeling pretty stressed as you want and expect perfection, however we have some tips for you so you can feel calm on the day itself and ensure you can actually enjoy your moment.
Put a plan in place to keep calm-
Whilst I’m sure you’ve already double checked your timings for deliveries i.e the wedding cake, photographers etc let me reiterate THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH TRIPLE-CHECKING.
Don’t forget it is completely normal to feel anxious and want to check ahead of time. Focus on the big day in a positive light and try and let your wedding planner know if you are still feeling very anxious, they will have seen many brides both excited and nervous and they will help you keep calm on your wedding day.
Call up again and just confirm time and location so you can feel calm and reassured they will be there and they have the write location. This can also be a good opportunity to check you have the correct contact details for suppliers, so worse case scenario on the day you need to get through to them you know the best way to get through to them.
Confirm the people who you will be with during the getting ready process are people who will bring the best out of you. Family and/or friends who make you laugh and excited for the day but also the ones who can help calm your nerves and make sure your relaxed enough to enjoy the day.
This will also benefit you when it comes to the photographs as if you genuinely are happy and relaxed you are much more likely to look natural instead of forced and fake which will overall lead to better pictures throughout the day.
The night before-
Some brides may want to “celebrate” their last night of being an unmarried woman and we say enjoy yourself, but the night before we do suggest an early night. The more well-rested you are the more likely you are to be able to deal with stressful situations meaning you will already be calmer if you have given yourself a good night’s sleep (between 8-9 hours is suggested).
Also, getting to bed early may be beneficial as we do recommend an early morning to allow yourself plenty of time to get ready and if you need to travel to your venue as this will help reduce stress if you are not rushing about.
Our final tip for the day before, make sure you have everything ready. From having your dress hanging up, to making sure your accessories and shoes are where you need them to be, even down to getting your toothpaste on your brush 12 hours in advance! Nothing is too far, preparing well the night before will ensure a smoother morning and keep you stress free.
How to maintain the calm-
We’ve already mentioned waking up early so we won’t bore you with recapping that, but we will say waking up with plenty of time will definitely be an essential part of your wedding day being a smooth sailing ride because the last thing you want is to begin by rushing. So start as you mean to go on, being calm and slow will be your best friend on your wedding day!
Make sure you have a good Spotify playlist with you and your friends’ favourite songs, this will boost the mood and can really help the photographer catch some unique moments of you and the girls singing your go to songs before you marry. The senses play a huge role in our emotions so also either a calming scent or one of your favourite scents in the form of either a candle or perfume can help keep your head clear.
Also, no one ever seems to talk about it, try and eat some healthy breakfast!!! Not only will this help settle your stomach but also, it can be a long time till you get to eat your wedding breakfast as they usually start 4 hours after the ceremony, and running on an empty stomach whilst sipping on Prosecco will never end well.
Finally, speak to your partner. On your wedding day you are the only people who will understand the most how the other feels. Even if you just have a code word for when it’s all becoming a bit overwhelming you two could go for a walk and just get some space. You could even include the photographer on this so they can take you away “for photos”. Everyone wants you to have the best day, so if you’re struggling to remain calm, reach out to those around you.
Oh, and one final tip to keeping calm, get your wedding dress with plenty of time to alter it!!! So if you’re beginning your journey why not contact us today to come and begin your wedding shopping.