No matter how much time you spend planning your wedding, or how many preventative measures you take, it’s inevitable that you will encounter a few stressful situations. Rather than crossing your fingers and hoping it doesn’t happen, it’s more helpful to plan for those situations and know exactly how to handle them. Here are a few pointers to help you tackle those situations head on and prevent them from ruining your big day.
Enlist a Few Helpers
You are not a superhero, and you don’t have to be. Ask a few people to help you out on your big day to ensure that stress doesn’t ruin your celebration. For instance, ask one of your bridesmaids to be in charge of vendors. Give them your vendor contact information and let them know what time each vendor is supposed to arrive. If a vendor is late, your bridesmaid can be responsible for calling them, etc.
Create a Plan “B” for Everything
The more organized and prepared you are, the better you can handle stressful situations that pop up. One of the best ways to prepare is to create a secondary plan should the first one go wrong. For instance, have an indoor area prepared if it should happen to rain during your outdoor ceremony. Create a wedding playlist on your iPod just in case the DJ should happen to have an emergency. Pack an “emergency kit” containing items that may come in handy; a needle and thread in case of rips, superglue for broken heels, etc.
You’re transporting your wedding items to the venue and after accidentally hitting a huge pothole, you realize that a dozen of your wedding favors have cracked, chipped or broken. I don’t know about you, but to me this is certainly a stressful situation. Purchasing extra items can ensure that you’re covered if something like this should happen.
Commit to Being Stress-Free
This is the most difficult item on our list. On their wedding days, most brides are wound up tight and super nervous and ready to explode if the slightest thing should happen to go wrong. How will you react if the band you’ve hired experiences technical difficulties and messes up right in the middle of your father/daughter dance? Well, you could become upset knowing that your special moment has been ruined and feel frustrated and aggravated for the rest of the reception. Or, if you’ve committed to being stress-free, you can laugh it off and see the bigger picture: you’re marrying the love of your life, surrounded by friends and family members, and these are the most important things.
While stressful situations are bound to happen, knowing how to deal with them can make sure your wedding day is still a beautiful, happy and wonderful day!