No one wants to be overstressed on one of the most joyous days of their life. Weddings, big or small, are extra-special occasions– but big or small, they require a lot of work. Just remember that the people are all that really matter, and at the end of the day, a wedding is only the beginning of a wonderful new chapter.
Of course, the best way to reduce day-of stress is to plan ahead. Take care of the pesky details ahead of time and have contingency plans for last-minute mishaps. Keep an “emergency kit” on hand with safety pins, bandaids, a needle and thread, Tylenol, tissues, and a list of contact information for your vendors. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to take a minute to breathe, get a sip of water, and take in the moment. We live in a world of instant gratification, but many problems aren’t as daunting as our adrenaline-spiked minds would admit. Plus, having a plan in place can ease even the most restless worriers.
…But Don’t Be Afraid of Flexibility
With all that said, don’t be afraid to go with the flow! Sometimes accidents can lead to the best memories we never expected to make. No matter what life throws at you, there’s always a way forward…even if the clouds open up right before you say “I do”. After all, that’s what umbrellas are for.
Organize and Delegate
Organization is a planner’s best friend! Make sure you have everything you need in an easy-to-reach place when arriving at your venue. On the day of and throughout the planning process, it’s also crucial to delegate– the happy couple can’t do all of the work! Giving each member of your “team” a specific job will keep everything running smoothly, hopefully including tempers. Chances are, everyone around you wants to be useful so your big day is amazing. Not one for party planning? Consider hiring a wedding planner for guidance, resources, and a huge load off your shoulders. There’s no one better than the experts!
If you’re one to have all your bases covered, wedding insurance could be a good idea for you. This special-event insurance gives you peace of mind so all you have to worry about is having a great time. Most policies are customized to each couple, covering instances such as a postponement due to illness, accidental damage to expensive wedding materials, or service suppliers failing to fulfill their obligations. Visit our wedding insurance page for more specifics. If you think wedding insurance might be right for you, fill out the quick contact form to speak with one of our insurance advisors. There’s no obligation– just good, old-fashioned advice.