Top Ways to Reduce Wedding Stress: Part Two

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Continuing with last week's post on stress busters, here are three more from little ole' me. The final three will be posted next week...

4. Put the Magazines Down
Once you have decided which direction to go with your wedding design, gown, bridesmaid's dresses, etc. put the magazines down. Visit blogs to educate yourself on other parts of the process, but stop looking for the latest and greatest bouquet, if you have already found yours. It causes a ton of confusion and ultimately more stress than necessary when you start changing your look and feel every few weeks.

5. Don't Over Think It

I know it feels like every little thing is the most important decision in the world, but to be candid, it just isn't. Keep in mind that when things aren't exactly perfect, you are likely the only one to notice. Things like the ink being the slightest shade off on your invitations or the caterer adding walnuts to the salad rather than pecans are just small stuff in the big picture of your wedding day so try to let these things go. If not, they will just cause you unnecessary stress and panic about things that no one else will ever notice.

6. Trust the experts
I know it's hard, but you have to trust the people you hire. My suggestion is to be very, very selective and thorough when interviewing vendors, but once you've made your decision, trust it. If the photographer says he needs an extra 15 minutes to get the shots you want, give him the extra 15 minutes. If the florist says a certain flower will never make it through the day, believe her. Your team is there to guide you in the right direction and nothing else. We all want you to have everything you want, but with that desire, also comes the responsibility to point out possible mishaps to avoid frustration on the wedding day.

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