By Guest Blogger Andy West
After months and months of planning and hundreds of decisions made, the day is finally here. You're getting married. But even with everything organized and ready to go, it's easy to get stuck in planning mode. The last thing you want on your big day is to be worrying over every detail, constantly double and triple checking to make sure that everything is perfect. You want to enjoy your wedding day. So let go of the worry and relax! If you aren't sure how to do that, here a few things that can help you relax and really enjoy the day.
Plan, plan, plan
Don't leave ANY planning to the day of the wedding. That's just asking for trouble. The night before your wedding double check that everything is in place and everyone is ready to go. Having things all settled the night before will go a long way to helping you enjoy your wedding day. If there are things that need to be done the day of the wedding, like flowers to be picked up and payments to be handed out, delegate. If you have a wedding planner, all of these things will be their job. So let them earn their money!
The morning of your wedding, book a quick pedicure or massage. Spoiling yourself will help remind you that the day is all about you. Massages can also be unbelievably relaxing. If spas aren't your thing, plan something else just for you. Take an hour and do something that relaxes you, be it browsing in a bookstore, watching an episode of your favourite TV show or taking a bubble bath.
If you are a nervous bundle of energy on your wedding day, it'll be hard to enjoy it, let alone stand still long enough to get married. Before heading to the salon or getting ready, try some jumping jacks. Or pop in your favorite fast song and dance around for a bit. The key is to burn off some of that extra energy.
Have a toast
Now, you shouldn't get drunk before you walk down the aisle, but a glass of champagne with your friends before the ceremony can help to calm your frazzled nerves. It's also a great way to toast your day and enjoy the moment.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed or panicky, try some deep breathing techniques to calm yourself down. A deep breath in through your nose and then an equally deep breath out of your mouth a few times will help you to center yourself.
Chocolate is an amazing mood booster. Treat yourself to a decadent chocolate bar or chocolate treat. Savour it, letting it melt on your tongue. Really take the moment to concentrate on the taste of the chocolate. Your serotonin levels will get a boost and your taste buds will love you for it.
Remember why you're there
If you find that you can't shut your mind off and you keep running over lists and double checking to make sure everything is running smoothly, take a moment to remember why you're there. It isn't because you got the perfect flowers or the best caterer in the area. It's because you're in love and want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. As long as you two are there, the rest is just extra.
There's very little sense in spending a lot of money and time planning a wedding and being so stressed out on the day that you don't enjoy or remember it. The tips above will help you to relax and really enjoy your big day.
Andy West is a freelance writer on many topics including tungsten wedding bands and other wedding related subjects.
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