First and foremost – find the right guy! This should go without saying, but this will truly make your planning process, as well as the rest of your life, that much better!
Back Up Plan
As you look at ceremony and reception sites find out if there is a backup plan. Even if the location never has rain, you do want to know what happens if it rains. Mother Nature does what she wants, and the last thing you want to have to do is stress about what will happen if those big black clouds open up.
Be a Guest
Enjoy the moments of your wedding. You shouldn’t try to do everything yourself. You need to trust your vendors and staff. They are experienced at doing weddings and they can take care of things as they come up. You should be having fun and enjoying those special moments with your family and your new spouse.
Remember You Love Your Family
Things can get stressful when you are planning a wedding. And it can get even more stressful as you get closer and the details of being a host to all those folks becomes a reality. Take all advice in stride and remember that they are there to support you. If your mother hates the shoes you picked to wear don’t fight to long, you will be so grateful to have her there the day of the wedding!
Make Things as Stress Free as Possible
If you get all of your big decisions done early you will have less to stress about as you get closer to the big day. If you have a demanding job, look into hiring a wedding coordinator or see if your friend that just got married has some recent vendor information and can save you from doing the time consuming leg work. Try to make the last few weeks more about the small details and enjoying the people around you. Remember, while you are planning a very important day, it is only one day and it should be enjoyed by yourself and everyone around you.