Some Easy Tips that Will Relieve Wedding Day Stress


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Having your wedding pre-planned and pre thought out really allows for a less stressful wedding day. Meticulous week of / month of planning can take a minimum of 24 hours for a seasoned professional.   I know you may think- wow, that is a lot of time and who has 20+ hours to spare?  When do I get time to relax?
One of the secrets to less stress on the day of is detail, detail and when you thought you were done with the details- detail some more.  What does this mean, exactly?  Here are some suggestions:
  1. Have a clear and concise timeline for your wedding day. You want to make sure you have one for your installation team: floral, rentals, lighting, cake, entertainment, etc….
  2. Create a spreadsheet, with the following information: your vendors, their emergency contact info, specialty or service provided, time of arrival and date you last confirmed.
  3. Create a spreadsheet with your guest list. 
  4. Have a master spreadsheet by last name sorted alphabetically. On this list you should have the name of each guest, their table number/name, their food choice and how many people are in that party.
  5. Also, sort this same spreadsheet by table number. So you have a list of all guests seated at table 1, 2, 3 etc so if one of your guests at table 5 decided to bring a last minute (uninvited) friend to the event you can have the maitre ‘d logically figure out why the table appears to be set incorrectly and then quietly correct and adjust the table quickly without disrupting the entire event.
  6. If renting tables and chairs make sure you have back up as there is ALWAYS someone who decides to show up at the last moment or bring additional guests.
When getting ready for your wedding you need to prepare for every scenario under the sun and then roll with it on the day of. Weddings are a lot like the ocean the waves come in and go you can choose to ride with the wave and breath or fight it and …   You can also hire a professional planner so you can relax and be in joy throughout this entire process and especially on your Wedding day.
If you found this article helpful or interesting please leave a comment.  Let me know your thoughts, If you have any questions or need any information or would like to see me write about a topic you need help on let me know.  If you don’t want to leave a comment below you can always email me: Julia@eventuresinc.net or simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net.
Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!
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De-Stress The Week Of Your Wedding

With one week left until your wedding here are some of the things you can do to achieve serenity:
Everyday- 
  • Practice walking in your wedding shoes.  And make extra sure that you scuff up the bottoms.  The last thing you want to do is slip and slide down the aisle.
  • Meditate if you know how.
  • Exercise- if you do yoga this will help to ground you during this stressful time- if not take long walks or run.

Sunday– 
  • Use this day and take some quiet time to organize your week.  Write lists of all outstanding ideas, thoughts and information.  Get clear and make a timeline for your week and your event.
  • Wrap your Bridal Party Gifts

Monday
  • Finalize all your last minute seating
  • Pick up your Wedding Gown
  • Pay anyone who still needs to be paid
  • Get a facial

Tuesday
  • Follow up with all your vendors and make sure they have the correct date and time of your wedding.
  • Speak to your venue
  • Coordinate and finalize times with your photographer and videographer
  • Give them a checklist of shots you absolutely must have and people you want captured- let them know where these guests are seated at the reception
  • Make sure the florist knows what time you need to have your flowers for photography
  • Give your entertainment your music wish list and your “do not play list” 

Wednesday
  • Pack a bag with all your wedding day essentials and leave it at the front door to your house.  Have a checklist of every thing  you think you need or want and mark it off.  Do not go by memory- No matter how good yours is.
  • Pack for your Honeymoon if you are taking one.

Thursday– 
  • Have a massage and get a spray tan if you need to even out any tan lines. 

Friday– 
  • Have a mani-pedi and spend the day with anyone who does not stress you out.

Remember to get plenty of sleep during this last week and it is very important to hydrate.
If you found this article helpful or interesting please leave a comment.  Let me know your thoughts, If you have any questions or need any information or would like to see me write about a topic you need help on let me know.  If you don’t want to leave a comment below you can always email me: Julia@eventuresinc.net or simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net.
Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!

10 Wedding Tips to Ease Your Stress

The final days before your wedding can be extremely stressful.  It feels like there is so much to do, so much to confirm and everyone seems to want your attention. You have no more time to think- just act and/or react.  
Here are 10 ways to ease the stress prior to your big day:
 
1.   Create a guest list spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel with only the important details as your column header, ie: last name, table #, food choice and hotel info
 
2.   It is important to create a separate column for each guest by last name so you can sort alphabetically
 
3.   Make a vendor list and be sure to include their emergency contact info on this list.  Include their category and the date of your final confirmation
 
4.   Actually speak, in person or by phone with each vendor at least once during this time and definitely do a follow up email the week prior to your wedding
 
5.   Assign your tables as soon as you have your guest responses. I like to put each guest, or couple on a separate “post it” tab so I can easily move them around when creating seating assignments
 
6.   Keep track of seating alphabetically and by table
 
7.   Allow your calligrapher at least 10 days to complete your escort cards
 
8.   Keep a box of everything that has to go to the wedding at your front door- Have a checklist and mark off each item as you put it by the front door
 
9.   Finalize your floral and décor elements as soon as you assign everyone to where they will be seating
 
10  Create a timeline of how you would like your event to flow- make sure you calculate how much time you need on the day of to get ready. Then leave yourself extra time
Take a deep breath, get a massage, have a facial and really take care of yourself during this time.
If you found this article helpful or interesting please leave a comment.  Let me know your thoughts, If you have any questions or need any information or would like to see me write about a topic you need help on let me know.  If you don’t want to leave a comment below you can always email me: Julia@eventuresinc.net or simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net.
Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!

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