Finally, after all those months of planning and decision making, the big day has finally arrived. But for many brides and grooms to be, even though they know everything has been planned and organised down to the last detail, it can be difficult to relax and let go of the reins to enjoy their wedding day. The last thing you want to be doing on your big day is panicking and checking everything is ready, so here are some top tips to help you relax and make the most of your big day.
Don’t leave anything until the last minute
Do all your planning in advance, and the night before just double check that everything is in place as this will let you get a good nights sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. IF there are jobs to be done in the morning, such as collecting flowers or paying the caterer, then delegate it to someone trustworthy so that all you need to worry about is getting dressed.
Morning ‘me’ time
Book a special treat the morning of the wedding, such as a pedicure or massage. If that doesn’t appeal then take an hour out of your schedule to do your favourite thing, such as relaxing in the bath, reading a magazine or taking a walk through the park.
Burn off that nervous energy
It sounds crazy, but try some vigorous exercise to shake off those twitches and settle those butterflies. Do a few jumping jacks or have a sing and a dance to your favourite song to help centre yourself and wriggle away the tension.
If you do yoga, then striking a few poses will really help to centre yourself. If you don’t know any, then just try some breathing exercises to calm those jitters and relax your mind. A few deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth can work wonders and avoid nervousness escalating into sheer panic.
Forgive and forget
The last thing you want on your big day is for an old argument to sour the atmosphere or for a row to break out. No doubt through the course of your wedding planning, someone’s nose was put out of joint. It may have been due to inviting (or not inviting) someone in particular, or it might have been to do with your taste in music or venue. Whatever it was, let bygones be bygones and let it wash over you for today.
Make time for yourselves
The bride and groom are, of course, the main attraction at the wedding, and chances are there will be a lot of people who want to talk to you. Relatives you have not seen for years, old school chums and business associates will be keen to spend time with you both, so make plans to meet up with your spouse from time to time to share a kiss or a drink together, otherwise you could get to the end of the day without having spoken to each other!