The Stress-Free Bride: Tips For Reducing Wedding Week Stress

Stressed bride

Aside from wedding jitters, the last thing a bride-to-be wants is a week of stress leading up to the big day. A combination of nerves and excitement are common, but if you’re worrying about everything and anything, stop right there. We’re here to limit your stress and offer some valuable tips to the run up of your wedding.

Forget Those Who Haven’t RSVP’d Yet
It’s just seven days before the wedding and you’re still anticipating if your aunt and uncle will confirm their attendance. But assume that those who haven’t got back to you won’t be attending. You gave everyone a deadline date for a reason and if they can’t respect that then all the more wedding cake for you. Chronic lateness isn’t your problem, it’s theirs.

Don’t Be a Control Freak
You can arrange your attire the night before and have everything at the ready, but you can’t plan exactly how the day will go (including unexpected bad jokes during speeches). Let go a little and relax. It’s fun to not know what the day will bring and the most important thing is that you’re marrying the love of your life. What could be better than that?

Surround yourself with friends and family who support you and delegate any last-minute tasks to them (ask nicely of course).  Don’t email the catering service three days before the wedding, call them and get your answer straight away rather than waiting around for a reply.

Bride getting ready

Try on Your Wedding Dress, Shoes and Plan Your Hair
Most women stress about what they’ll look like. Will my dress still fit? What if my shoes hurt? How should I wear my hair? These questions won’t miraculously be answered unless you do something about them. Throw on your shoes for the big day to wear them in so they’re not uncomfortable when you’re walking down the aisle. Put them on whilst you’re doing the housework or chilling around the house. You’ll thank us for it!

Just four more pounds to lose… Stop trying to shrink your frame in the name of looking good. Your dress won’t fit right and then you’ll have problems. Spend a night of trying it on and using another mirror to see every angle of how you look. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your dress fits perfectly. Make sure you’re booked in with a hairdresser, or if you’re confident at styling, plan out what you’ll have it like. It’ll relax you to know that everything about your appearance is covered.

Don’t Do Too Much on the Wedding Morning
You’ve probably been fantasizing about this day for as long as you can remember. Manicures, hair styled, personal makeup artist and the list goes on. But like we said earlier, no matter how much you plan things out, not everything will go the way you want: bridesmaids will show up late, you’ll have a bad hair day etc. So don’t plan too many activities for the morning of your wedding, or the night before for that matter.

Your wedding day will go by quicker than any other day. All that hard work and planning will be over in a matter of hours. So embrace what truly matters – love. All the accessories and material things don’t really matter.

Happy wedding!


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