Given that your wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, it’s natural to assume that being in a good mood throughout the festivities would be an automatic feeling. However, that’s easier said than done. Emotions run high on wedding days, as the celebration tends to be a culmination of months of planning. With the pressure of wanting to have everything go perfectly, even the smallest detail going wrong can cause a mood swing and make a bride feel like the day is ruined. Of course, ultimately we know that is not what matters, but it can be hard to see that when you’re in the middle of it. What can help, however, is being aware of potential issues that may arise.
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Following the advice below will help you let go of any minor aspects that dare to try to ruin your big day.
Remember to laugh.
Barring any serious injuries or fatalities, the majority of wedding mishaps are something you will someday look back on in laughter. If your cake collapses while you cut it, try to have some fun – and then deal with vendors when you return from your honeymoon.
Have pictures at the ready.
Your planner or day-of coordinator should be outfitted with photos of what your florist said they would produce in case there is a mishap. Similarly, if you had a hair and/or makeup trial (both of which we highly recommend), have pictures of what look you decided on. Your stylists have a lot of clients, and you’ll both be happier with a guide to recreate your dream wedding look.
Slip into something more comfortable.
You don’t need to have a second dress if that’s not what you want, but it’s important that you’re able to move and breathe easily throughout your reception – especially on the dance floor! In that same vein, making sure you have shoes that won’t keep you from enjoying the evening is crucial.
Have an emergency kit.
The more prepared you are, the fewer disasters can have a huge impact on your day. Click here for a list of suggested items to have at the ready.
Let loose and focus on celebrating.
Whether the ring bearer got stage fright, your maid of honor’s speech was over 10 minutes long, or the DJ played everything on your “do not play” list, the important thing is that you’ve married the love of your life. Kick back and celebrate together.
For more wedding tips and advice, find out how to handle overwhelming DIY projects, learn what you should practice before the wedding, and discover seven steps to finding your wedding hairstylist and makeup artist.