Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, so you don’t want stress to spoil your celebrations. Staying calm and composed on your wedding day might not sound easy, but there are a few simple ways to keep cool, calm and collected on your wedding day.
Avoid tears and tantrums (at least your own) on your wedding day with these five easy steps.
Accept and move on
So everything wasn’t exactly perfect – but this is your wedding day so keep calm and enjoy yourself As long as there are no major disasters (we’re talking about ones that stop the wedding from happening) then try to laugh off anything that goes wrong. If you’re dealing with traffic problems, bad weather or late arrivals, realize that these things out of your control, so accept what life throws at you and move on.
Make sure you stay healthy by keeping hydrated and have something to eat on your wedding day. It’s easy with everything that’s happening to forget to eat and to drink enough water – there’s nothing like hunger to make a person grumpy. If you’re drinking alcohol you should try to alternate your drink with water so you keep up your water intake and don’t end up in a drunken mess at the end of your wedding. You should also try and get plenty of rest the night before, so you look bright and refreshed when you walk down the aisle.
Relax and be happy
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be the perfect hostess on your wedding day. While it’s great that people have a good time at your wedding, you must remember that a wedding is about the bride and groom being happy. If you relax and enjoy your day, your guests are more likely to enjoy it too.
Ask for help
If something is really bothering you then you should ask someone to take care of it! It’s your wedding so you can make a few demands of people (within reason) on your wedding day. Have a few people, or your wedding planner, at the ready to deal with any issues (including badly behaved guests) and try to avoid dealing with any issues yourself. Just keep busy by enjoying your wedding day!
Take a moment
If you feel upset or overwhelmed try to find a quiet spot where you can calm down and relax for a few moments. Take slow deep breaths and put things into perspective. If someone has said something hurtful try and put it into context – did they mean to upset you or did they just speak before they thought about what they were saying. Focus on the person you are about to marry and the love you have. Whatever has upset you can’t spoil that, and whatever anyone does at your wedding remember that this is the start of your future together as husband and wife.