You've been dreaming about your wedding day for years.
The good new is the day will finally arrive. The bad news is that the day will go FAST! Actually, it will 'appear' as if the time gods have decided to play a trick on you and speed up the clock when in reality it's the exact same 24 hours in the day. How's a girl supposed to achieve a stress-free day on her wedding day? Glad you asked. Follow these 3 simple rules and you're guaranteed to have a beautiful day you'll wish never ends.
1. Start with the right vendors:
- Hire the right vendors that match or complements your wedding style and personality. Start with an event planner that manages most if not all the other vendors.
- Spent time during the planning season ensure the vendors can execute your dream wedding. A group meeting or online meeting will ensure everyone is on the same page.
- If you have hired or approved the recommended vendors for your wedding then trust that they can execute your vision.
- The day is here, it is not the day plan or play backup planner or event stylist, go have a blast.
2. Limit the guest list:
- Your wedding day is the day you standing before friends and family, right? Do exactly that. It's a wedding, not a carnival, well not unless you were going for a carnival look.
- Invite only those you have a real relationship with. Your 2nd cousin 5 times removed? questionable. Aunty Mae that you haven't spoken to in 10 years? Reconsider. You will not have to worry about any awkward moment.
3. Have a fabulous time:
- If you have been careful to observe numbers 1 and 2 above, then number 3 is queued up. Now to execution.
- Be in the moment. Enjoy each and every moment of your special day. From the getting ready to the first look, the walk down the aisle, focus on your soon to be husband's face and memorize the gaping look of awe on his face as he sees you walking down the aisle, your vows, the first dance, until you exit. Enjoy each and every single moment.
- Refrain from having prolonged conversation with any one guest, they can schedule an entire day or weekend to catch up. Today is your wedding day and you have a few more guests to hug. Spread the love.
Consider this, it's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. Have a standard but polished apology ready for anyone you may have offended they were not invited. And if anyone is truly offended, how about a backyard picnic, another way to extend your wedding or reception.
This is your wedding day, you've heard it before and I believe it's worth repeating, dance like no one is looking, dance like it's the last dance. And when the clock stricks 12 you'll thank yourself for it. Congratulations on your stress free wedding day.
Know someone who is engaged? Please share this with them. And of course, I'd love to chat with them.