10 Steps To A Stress Free Wedding

As any bride or groom knows, planning the perfect wedding can be very stressful and takes quite a lot of time and effort. However, with careful planning it is possible to enjoy a stress free wedding that will also be very memorable. Here are some tips on how to beat the wedding planning stress and enjoy your special day to the full.

Plan Ahead


It is a good idea to start planning the wedding several months in advance and to keep track of the various elements to allow room for any changes that need to be made. Check in with all of the members of your wedding team regularly to make sure that everything is being taken care of so that you don’t get any nasty surprises at the last minute.
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Let the Small Things Go


One of the keys to stress free wedding planning is to realise that not it is important to get obsessed when small things go wrong. Even with careful planning it is likely that certain things will not go exactly as expected. If something does go wrong and it is too late to correct it, simply relax and focus on enjoying the rest of the day.


Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress


For the bride to be, the wedding dress is one of the most important items and it can take a lot of time to find the perfect wedding dress, so start searching a few months in advance. Bear in mind that you might need to arrange a few fittings before the wedding dress is exactly right and allow plenty of time for any adjustments that need to be made.

Avoiding Wedding Shoes Blues


While your new wedding shoes might look fantastic, they are likely to be pure torture if you wait until the wedding day to break them in. You are likely to be on your feet for several hours during the wedding and the following reception, so make sure that you take the time to break in your new shoes around the house by wearing thick socks to gradually stretch them until they fit perfectly so that you are ready to take to the floor at the wedding reception and dance the night away.



Planning Your Wedding Budget


Weddings generally tend to be quite expensive, which is one of the biggest causes of wedding planning stress. To avoid this, make sure that everything is paid for far in advance and create a wedding budget that includes all of the different elements that need to be paid for along with a realistic payment schedule.



Don't Micro Manage


One of the secrets to stress free wedding planning is having friends who you trust to take over various tasks for you. This especially applies to overseeing the decoration of the wedding venue, as it is best for you to wait until it is completely finished before you take a look.



Seek Help from the Professionals


It is only natural that you will want to look and feel flawless on your Big Day. Hiring a professional hair stylist and makeup artist will help to take the pressure off creating the right look as they will have the experience to make informed suggestions and the skills needed to create your dream look. They will also be able to provide you with a realistic estimate of how long the process should take so that you are able to allow plenty of time to get it just right.



Be Prepared


Planning for all eventualities will help you to enjoy a stress free wedding. It is a good idea to pack an emergency kit containing items such as paracetamol and plasters so that they are close to hand in case you need them.



Planning for All Eventualities


Bear in mind that when it comes to getting married if it can go wrong, it just might. The secret to remaining calm is making sure that you have a plan in place for even the most unlikely situations such as unseasonal rain, vehicles breaking down at the last minute or a member of your wedding party getting ill. The day before you get married is a good time to go over all of your wedding plans in a calm and logical way to make sure that all your bases are covered and you know what to do if life throws you a curve ball.



Get Plenty of Sleep


The best way to beat those wedding day jitters is to make sure that you get plenty of sleep the night before and if possible spend the day before the Big Day doing as little as possible. If you are planning a hen or stag do, try and make it a few days in advance so that you won’t be suffering from a hangover when you walk down the aisle.



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