Many couples deal with a lot of stress on their wedding day.
One part of this tension is generated by the importance of that act.
The other part is caused by all the little bits that need to be finished that very day.
From our experience, we’ve realized that many bridal couples waste tons of energy on those final touches.
Therefore, we’ve put together a number of organizational prerequisites that will help you relieve the tension.
If you cover all these bases before the wedding day, your wedding day will be a cakewalk.
Arranging accommodation for invitees
It’s unlikely that all your wedding guests will come from your hometown or its vicinity.
Therefore, it’s important to book enough accommodation units on time.
If you don’t wait for the last moment to do this, you will eliminate a significant stress generator.
What’s more, you can proudly tell your guests where they will sleep in advance.
In line with that, you can even include this information in your wedding invitations. By saying that you will cover the accommodation expenses of all the guests who come from far away, you’ll avoid potential misunderstandings.
Also, you should sign a basic contract with the hotel or private pension where you decide to place your guests. That way, you’ll protect yourself from sudden cancellations.
Organizing deliveries of wedding accessories
In some regions, providers of wedding accessories and decorations organize delivery alone.
However, it’s not the case in every part of the world.
Depending on your region, you need to discuss all the terms in advance.
For instance, check if the florist that will provide flowers for the wedding makes deliveries. The same goes for the decorator and the confectioner.
You need to know in advance whether they can deliver those products. Moreover, ask them if they additionally charge for deliveries.
In case any of them don’t make deliveries, you need to ask one of your friends or relatives to do that.
Make sure that this person knows this in advance so they can organize their time on that day, as well.
Last, but not least, don’t wait for the last moment to get the wedding rings but buy them on time.
It will save a few nerves and reduce the amount of stress on your wedding day.
Preparing the attires
Getting the wedding gown and suit in advance is just common sense.
In a nutshell, if you don’t want to have a nervous breakdown on your wedding day, your attires need to be selected weeks before that.
And this is something that every couple knows and tries to ensure proper clothes on time.
Apart from that, it’s also vital to prepare the attires for wearing before the wedding day.
If the groom buys a new suit, he should have it cleaned by the dry cleaner at least one week before the wedding. Also, the shirt needs to be ironed and the shoes need to be polished at least the night before the ceremony.
When it comes to the wedding gown, the bride needs to try it on as many times as possible to see what it looks like. If necessary, it’s possible to make alterations on the gown without any problems.
However, if you wait for the last week to adjust your wedding dress to your preferences, you’ll generate more stress.
The same goes for the bride’s shoes, jewelry, and all other accessories. The more items you prepare in advance, the less tension you’ll feel on the wedding day.
Decorating the venue
It seems that bridal couples spend more money on wedding decorations today than ten or twenty years ago.
One of the main reasons for that is social media. Everybody likes to post perfect images of a beautifully decorated venue for their wedding.
Also, some people consider wedding decorations as a sign of their economic status.
However, you can save a buck or two on wedding decorations if you choose a proper venue.
That might be bit difficult in urban areas, especially if you want to add a bit of nature to your wedding reception.
Still, it’s possible to find a tranquil wedding oasis inside the urban jungle. For instance, people living in Texas can go for a wedding venue in Houston surrounded by the grove and shrubs.
As opposed to that, you can find some green and attractive venues in the arid parts of Arizona, as well.
So, if you place your wedding reception to such a location, the natural surroundings will provide a wonderful setting for your wedding. And then, you can just put some genuine ornaments on the tables, such as lavender and wildflowers.
Covering all the expenses
Some people take a loan for their wedding. What they do is take a personal loan to cover the expenses of the wedding ceremony.
Unless you know for sure that you’ll be able to return the loan from the gifts, it’s something that financial advisors don’t approve of.
If you don’t think you’ll have enough money for the wedding expenses, narrow down the guest list. Also, you need to choose the venue that will meet your budget.
What you can do is borrow money from your parents. Still, this should be a formal agreement, regardless of the fact that they’re your parents.
If possible, return them the money from the wedding gifts.
The point is that you should save money for the wedding months or years in advance. That way, you’ll be able to cover all the expenses independently from the money you get in gifts.
Any other way of financing your wedding might cause financial difficulties in your marital life.
It’s hard to have a relaxing wedding day if you haven’t sorted out all the organizational elements.
From accommodating the guests to organizing deliveries, it’s crucial to have everything arranged in advance.
Also, bridal couples shouldn’t overdo with decorations. If you choose a nice venue, you might not even need them.
Make sure to prepare the wedding attires the day before the wedding reception, as well.
Finally, start collecting the assets for your wedding a year ahead of the reception.
All these things will let you have a pleasant and stress-free wedding day.
AuthorBio : James Barnes is an experienced wedding organizer and blogger at theannexevents.com. He specialized in organizing outdoor wedding events.When he isn’t writing about weddings and marital life, David usually goes swimming or playing squash.