Your wedding is a day meant to be for celebrating the love between you and your partner.
So, how does all this stress and pressure come into the equation? How does the simple act of celebrating your love result in so many headaches?
The venue, wedding stationery, photographer, menu and dress codes are just a handful of items that need to be well selected in preparation for your ceremony. Often, the preparations are anything but smooth as you rush to make every detail perfect.
Sometimes with all the perfecting that is going on, you can easily forget to enjoy the process. It can even impact your wedding day.
You don’t want that!
It’s time to ditch the stress and embrace a smooth and enjoyable wedding day. Here are a couple of tips that can help you do that…
Top Tips For A Smooth And Enjoyable Wedding Day
Start Prepping Early
It is no secret that weddings take a lot of preparation. So, you don’t want to leave anything to the last minute. That will just create unnecessary stress and overwhelm you just don’t need.
It is important to start preparing early. That way, it gives you time to make important decisions and you will also have all of your favourite suppliers open to you. The best suppliers get booked out fast, and you don’t want to have to settle for second best.
If you want to know more about what you should be planning and when you should be planning it, check out our recent blog on The Ultimate Wedding Checklist.
Choose The Right People
Your wedding day is meant to be all about you and your partner. So, make sure you select the right people to bring your dream wedding to life.
That means everyone from the suppliers to the bridal party and even your guests. You don’t want to deal with a whole bunch of extra drama by selecting people that specialise in creating it. While you don’t want to be a Bridezilla, you don’t want any of the bridal party to try and make the day all about them either.
You also want to consider your guest list. Invite the people whose company you truly enjoy. Those that you want to share the day with, not those you feel obliged to invite. It will cut down on awkward conversations and the danger of drunk uncle speeches!
Spend Time On The Little Things
There are certain things you want to dedicate a chunk of your planning time to. These are the little things that make a huge impact on your day. Take your wedding invitations for example, if you get those wrong then your guests might not RSVP or even worse, turn up at the wrong place at the wrong time!
Your wedding stationery is a great opportunity to make a statement. Showcase your theme, give people the info they need, create a special keepsake, and keep your day running smoothly.
Menus let people know what there is to eat (perfect if you have guests with dietary restrictions), seating charts and place names let them know where they can sit, and RSVP cards give you all the info you need to plan ahead.
Taking the time to plan out your wedding stationery will help to ensure that your day runs smoothly.
Don’t Blow The Budget
We know that you want the perfect day. But, that doesn’t mean that it has to cripple you financially. In fact, if you overspend, it can make the day more stressful as you might be wondering how to pay for it all.
Even though it is tempting to splurge on everything your heart desires, it is better to prioritise the important stuff so that you can enjoy the day and the start of your life together. A big packet of debt is not the ideal wedding present!
Luckily, there are lots of options out there to help you manage the costs. Using a service like Afterpay means you can spread your payments out over a period of time. Here at HTM Creative, we have chosen to partner with Afterpay so that you can get what you need, when you need it, without the upfront costs.
Stick With Who You Can Trust
If you select suppliers that you know you can trust, your wedding day will run a whole lot smoother. You don’t want to be waiting around for a tardy driver or a hairdresser that is running an hour late!
Instead, you want professional suppliers that you can rely on.
Unless you are lucky enough to have a personal recommendation, you will want to do some research. The best way to do that is to read up on their online reviews. Check Google and Facebook in the first instance. Trust us, if someone has had a bad experience, they will make it known online!
Don’t Over Plan
It can be tempting to plan out every single little detail of the day. But, we recommend leaving a bit of fluidity in there. Some of the best memories happen spontaneously. You won’t get them if you don’t allow the day to play out in its own way.
Sure, plan out the major details like what time you need to be ready by, when the ceremony will take place, when your photos will happen and when you will sit down for your meal and speeches. But beyond that, it can be cool to see how the day takes shape.
By embracing a bit of fluidity, you get to relax and enjoy the day. It is hard to relax when you are constantly thinking about moving onto the next thing on the schedule.
The great thing is, you don’t have to be stressed on your wedding day. It can be smooth and enjoyable with minimal effort.
Part of that is getting your wedding stationery right. And we can help you do that here at HTM Creative. Browse our online collection of predesigned pieces or get in touch so that we can create a custom design for your special day.