Even the most expertly planned weddings can experience the odd hiccup. Find out how to avoid wedding stress with our top tips.
Although we all look forward to a good wedding, for the host, weddings are often fraught with stress and panic. The pressure of trying to create the perfect wedding affects 63% of brides, putting a damper on what is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives. Last-minute corrections and alterations can consume your every thought as the big day creeps ever closer. Which means that rather than looking forward to your wedding day with joy and excitement, the reality is, you would prefer it to be over and done with.
So, how can we minimise some of these stress levels and create a calm and happy bride to be?
Don’t overspend and set a budget.
Your wedding budget is going to be the biggest decision that affects all the other ones, so you really need to deal with this one first. We agree, it’s not the sexiest of conversations, but there’s no point blowing all your money on entertainment before realising you have nothing left for the venue. Sitting down with your partner and having an honest discussion about how much you plan to spend – and sticking to it, is going to save a lot of stress down the line.
Will you have a band, a DJ, or a playlist? Check the budget.
Can you hold the reception in a hotel ballroom, your local community center, or your parents’ backyard? Check the budget.
Will your guests be drinking Champagne, sparkling wine, or paying for their own alcohol? You get the picture!
Look for affordable, elegant wedding car hire.
Whilst on the subject of budgeting, the last thing you will want to think about is expensive wedding day transport. However, all brides should arrive in comfort and style on their wedding day, so Bennett’s Limousines is proud to offer a stunning range of luxury classic wedding cars for hire, that won’t break the bank. And, since they all come with a smartly turned out chauffeur who guarantees to get you to the church on time, that’s one less thing to worry about!
Provide Children’s Entertainment.
If you’re having children at your wedding, remember that they are likely to get bored easily during the service and reception. To counter this, have some child friendly activities for them like colouring pages at the dinner table or playing Finding Nemo in a makeshift crèche with a parent or two watching over them.
Have a rehearsal.
Even the most outgoing and confident people can have trouble being the center of attention for a full day; by rehearsing in front of your closest friends and family, you will become used to the attention and feel less self-conscious on your wedding day. And, although most people will have attended a wedding before, they may not have taken part in one. A rehearsal helps the bridesmaids know where they should stand and helps the best man know when they should get the ring out, which will make them feel calmer.
Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!
You might be the most organised person in the world, but, on your wedding day, the last thing you should have to worry about is making sure that everyone else is okay, so delegate some of the tasks to your wedding party:
- Ask the head bridesmaid to make sure the page boys and flower girls are ready and have been to the toilet.
- Have your brother/sister take a walk around the venue to check that nothing looks out of place.
- Ask your best friend to collect wedding presents at the end of the night and take them safely home, so that the happy couple can head straight to their hotel room
Overall, while weddings can be stressful, it’s important to remember that it is only one day out of many that you and your spouse will share. Hopefully, the process of planning for and dealing with minor issues now, will help you feel better equipped to manage bigger problems down the road.
Bennett’s Limousines situated in the heart of Essex, provide luxury, chauffeur driven classic wedding cars all at very affordable prices. If you would like to discuss your wedding transport requirement’s, or would like to view our stunning range of vintage wedding vehicles and receive a free no obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01277 210104