Your big day should be everything you dreamed of and more, but it is this very notion that can turn such a great day into a logistical nightmare. Though you cannot prevent every disaster, you can prepare. There is beauty in chaos but not in panic, so prepare for the worst with this useful guide:
Remember There is Beauty in Imperfection
Small disasters, like the floral arrangements not being exactly what you were expecting, or one of the band members being off sick, are not the end of the world. If you put too much emphasis on them and make them out to be a bigger issue – especially when there is no easy or fast solution – it will only hurt your big day.
It can help to have someone remind you what is and isn’t important. Even if you yourself are usually very good at this, just the build-up and all the planning can create a lot of anxiety and stress. You’ve worked hard to have your big day a certain way, but at the end of the day, so long as you are with the ones you love, then your day is already made.
Have Emergency and Back-Up Numbers
Genuine emergencies can include things like water damage, fire damage, backed up sewage, and other issues that would cause regular homeowners to panic. Usually, the venue owners will have to deal with the problem, but if you are getting married on your own property, it is worthwhile to have emergency contacts to turn to ASAP like Service Restore, which can help repair and clean a number of issues from fire to storm damage.
Along this line, it can also be worthwhile to have backup numbers in some instances, from backup photographers to backup bands. Have a few – after all, they might be booked for their own wedding later on – so that you can hire them on the fly if your original hires can’t make it.
Don’t Spend Every Penny on Your Wedding
Don’t stretch your budget and always aim to have a healthy buffer in your savings, instead. This way, you can cover emergency services, like storm damage, without needing to go into debt. As it is also so unlikely you will even need to dip into your emergency budget, this money can then either be spent on your honeymoon or saved for your new lives together.
Delegate and Let People Help You
You are not alone, so don’t be afraid to ask people for help. If your budget is tight, for example, see if any of your friends or family will be able to do something for the wedding. If your friend is great at baking and your professionally-made wedding cake is a total disaster, have an impromptu girl’s night where you try to bake and decorate your own. It may not be picture-perfect, but it will be full of love and great memories.
Practice Calming Techniques
There is beauty in imperfection, and so long as you can continue to look on the bright side, your day will be magical. If you need any additional help, try and adopt a few calming techniques. From yoga to meditation to exercise, there are lots of ways to get the aggression out and remain calm and happy for your big day.