How To Manage The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Your Wedding Day

I’m sure you are extremely excited for your upcoming wedding, while at the same time feeling nervous because you want everything to go just right. These emotions are normal, but they are nothing compared to the rollercoaster you’ll experience on your actual wedding day. It’s important to embrace the emotions and cherish every moment as much as possible. As a wedding professional who’s worked in the industry for over a decade, I have seen the full gambit of emotional displays, from beautiful moments of shared love and joy and touching tributes to deceased family members to complete emotional meltdowns (thankfully these last have been few and far between). Based on my experience, here are some tips for navigating the highs and lows of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

It’s Natural To Feel Overwhelmed Before And During Your Wedding

Most people will at some point, whether it’s during the planning stage or the actual wedding itself, start to feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. One of the most important ways to prepare for this is to be honest with yourself and how you tackle overwhelming situations. Are you a person that handles stress well, or do you deal with chaos and uncertainty poorly? Have you been accused of micromanaging everything? Do you react angrily to disappointment or when you feel things getting out of control?

If you know that you tend to succumb in high-stress situations, then it’s important that you create a support system around you, especially with friends and family you can trust. If you know you tend to micromanage, then do a good job of delegating beforehand, so on the day of your wedding you don’t feel the entire weight of the event on your shoulders. 

A particular aspect of the wedding that becomes overwhelming is the fact for the entire period of the wedding, all attention will be on you. Friends and family from all over the country will be in town and want to spend quality time with you. Making matters worse, because of this attention, it can be easy to feel like everything is your fault if something goes wrong. This aspect of your wedding day can be especially challenging for people pleasers, who want to make sure everyone goes home happy.

It’s important to remember that all the people at your wedding are there to support you. No one is going to blame you for mishaps, especially incidents that are outside your control, like the weather or technical difficulties.

Finally, the best way you can ensure that you don’t feel overwhelmed with stress on your wedding is to surround yourself with professionals who know what they are doing, and have experience organizing weddings. From your wedding coordinator to your caterer and DJ, make sure you hire the best, and you’ll rest easy knowing your wedding is in good hands.

Cherish The Moments Of Love 

Weddings are meant to be emotional. From the father walking the bride down the aisle, to the reciting of the vows, the toasts from friends and family, and the first dance, it’s all designed to commemorate one of the most important moments in your life, and it tends to elicit a lot of tears and fond memories. 

Embrace the emotion. The expressions of love and affection are what make weddings so special. One piece of advice I always offer is that you should take some time before your wedding to think about the most important people in your life and how you want to acknowledge them during your wedding. You’ll be able to appreciate those moments even more when you consider them beforehand. 

It’s also why you will never regret the money you invest in your photographer and videographer. As much planning and preparation goes into your wedding (for many people it’s a moment they have been dreaming of their entire lives), the actual day goes by amazingly quickly. Plus, you can’t be everywhere at once. Fortunately, the photos and videos from your big day will last forever.

There are plenty of places you can save money. Photography and videography should not be among them.

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What To Do About Pre Wedding Jitters

It’s something of a tradition to joke about the bride or groom getting cold feet, but pre-wedding jitters are no laughing matter. Feeling anxious as your wedding approaches, especially in the last 48 hours, is absolutely normal and typically has nothing to do with regrets or indecision. 

It’s important to remember your wedding is not about being perfect. It’s about commemorating your love for each other and celebrating with family and friends. Your life together will certainly have its ups and downs, so why should your wedding be any different. In fact, in my experience, it’s often the unscripted moments and mishaps that are remembered most fondly. Whether it’s a sudden rainstorm that sends everyone for cover, or a malfunctioning microphone that forces a more intimate rendition of a song or performance, none of it matters as long as you’re together.

As your nerves start to flare up, stay focused on your goals for the day. Don’t sweat the small stuff. There is a whole bunch of clichés I could recite, but they become clichés for a reason. 

Practically speaking, there are some tips that will help you ride out the ups and downs of your wedding without losing it. It’s a good idea to have flexible times. It’s normal to have delays and so you should build in extra spaces into your schedule to accommodate unforeseen hiccups. Likewise, one of the best ways to ensure your guests stay happy is to keep them fed and hydrated. Have snacks and water/drinks available (though you might not want to make alcohol available too soon) throughout the festivities, so that even if there’s a delay, your guests won’t be grumbling about it out of hunger.

Finally, just remember that perfect is the enemy of good. Your goal should never be the perfect wedding. Your goal should always be to enjoy every moment of your big day, even when things are going wrong. 

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