10 Things to Stop Worrying About Before Your Wedding Day
The stress of wedding planning can get the best of even the most level-headed couples. Here are 10 things you should quit worrying about before your wedding day arrives.
1. Those last few pounds
You want to look your best on your big day, so you’ve been dieting and exercising like a maniac. Your efforts have no doubt paid off, so pay no attention to the number on the scale and have pancakes for breakfast on your wedding day. If you’re happy and excited to be marrying the person you love most, you will look your best.
2. Your first dance
Whether you have two left feet or you’ve spent weeks choreographing a routine to Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, remember: your first dance is only a few moments of your entire reception. We assure you that a 3-minute song won’t be your only memory of the evening.
3.The best man giving a cringe-worthy speech
If the groom chose wisely, you have little to worry about. You can’t predict what he’s going to say, so just remember to raise your glass to the compliments and put the zingers out of your mind.
4. Last-minute cancellations and additions to the guest list
It happens. Have a flexible seating chart and let the wedding planner or maid of honor handle it.
5. The weather
Think of the charming wedding photos you’ll have of the whole wedding party in galoshes and umbrellas! Have a back-up plan for inclement weather, and just remember what a great story it will make for your future children and grandchildren if you wind up getting married on the day of a freak snowstorm.
There will be tears. You’ll see your mother or sister well up, your sweetie will say something wonderful during his or her vows, and the waterworks will flow. Don’t fight it – that scrunchy, resisting-tears face is worse than a few streaks down your cheeks. Men: crying on your wedding day is adorable. Ladies: remember your waterproof mascara.
7. One of your bridesmaids didn’t get the right shoes, and the table runners don’t match the centerpieces exactly, and…
Sometimes you can get bogged down with all the wedding-related minutiae and forget the big picture. No one will notice if the ring bearer’s tie is a slightly different color than the groomsmens’, nor will they know that the favors aren’t exactly what you had in mind. They’ll be focusing on admiring the happy couple and having a great time.
8. Your wedding budget
Take a time-out from the number-crunching. Yes, we’re all about budgeting wisely, but you can ignore the the wedding-related bills for 24 hours. Pay off as much as you can in advance, delegate tasks to ensure that vendors get paid in a timely fashion, and don’t worry if you feel like you’ve splurged a little too much. Ramen noodles are a delicious newlywed meal!
9. Your families getting along
Your family and your future spouse’s family may be as different as night and day, but they have one thing in common: they care about you and are there to celebrate your union. Even the most uncouth of relatives can usually behave themselves for one day, so quit worrying about their differing political views or questionable fashion sense. Colorful guests add to the fun!
10. How your photos will turn out
If you’re having a good time, it will shine through in the pictures. Choose a photographer with a great portfolio and trust that they know what they’re doing. And thank your lucky stars that you live in the Photoshop era.