I understand the pressure. The pressure of having 100 plus people watching you. The chaos of trying to keep all you vendors in order. The stress of staying on time with everything. I get it. We all know things don't go as planned.
Here are my five tips for playing it cool on your wedding day.
# 1 // REMAIN OPEN-MINDED
Seriously.... You may not get the exact color flowers you ordered. Or your centerpieces may be a little off. Maybe you even forgot the rings. It's all good. It's what make your day unique and honestly, it's fun. You really do learn a lot about a couple on their wedding day when it comes to these little things. Don't fret the small things. YOUR GUESTS DON'T CARE. They are just excited to see you on one of the biggest days of your lives. I promise, just let it go.
# 2 // ASSIGN SOMEONE WHO KNOWS MOST OF YOUR GUESTS TO BE YOUR ASSISTANT
Don't make this person your maid of honor. She's got tons of other things to worry about. This is a great job for an aunt, grandparent, cousin or someone that isn't in the wedding party. They can help keep your vendors in order, run small errands for you, help organize the family portraits, hold your dress or bouquet, fix your hair, be in charge of your phone, etc. All these little things are extremely helpful.
# 3 // SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM EVERYONE
Take a few moments to yourself to really take the day in. This is so important. I mean you're getting married for heaven's sake! We all need to get away from everyone and just relax and come back down to Earth.
#4 // TAKE MENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Notice when you're grinning from ear to ear. Take in the moment. Implant it into that happy mind of yours.
# 5 // TAKE THE TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE
Don't forget about the quiet aunt that helped raise you or the cousin that traveled far for your special day. These people care about you and it means a lot to them when you acknowledge them. There is a lot of guests to say hello to so when get the chance to, make sure to thank them and show them your gratitude. When you give a genuine thank to your guests it really creates a positive energy around your wedding.