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Wedding worries have a way of sneaking up on you even if you are a general chill person. Unfortunately, these fears can increase your stress level, put a damper on your engagement and even take some of the joy out of your big day. So how do you deal with it? We recommend facing your biggest wedding fears head-on. While at the moment it often feels easier to bury your wedding worries, facing them with a little planning and forethought will make a big difference. It will help you feel confident and prepared in case any of your fears actually do occur.
This is a really common fear. In fact, it’s not just a wedding fear. Many people worry about tripping and falling during an important moment (especially when all eyes are on you!). The most important thing to do is not let this fear play over and over in your head. Instead, practice! Seriously. Make sure to find your shoes at least a month before your wedding day so that you can practice walking in them. Wear them around your house, break them in and make sure that you feel stable in them! While may feel silly practicing, it will be worth it. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did when walking in your wedding shoes feels like second nature. With everything else you will be focusing on, you don’t want to have to think about your feet too.
We all have at least one person in our circle that loves to bring the drama. The last thing you want on your wedding day is for drama to break out. While most people will try to at the very least keep things civil, that isn’t always the case. You may have a good reason for being concerned that someone on your guest list may not be able to be on their best behavior. This is why the seating chart is so crucial. Pay very close attention to which guests you are seating together. And make sure to seat problematic guests far from each other. You may even want to seat your most troublesome guest(s) close to the exit. Wedding planners are really useful for this too. An experienced planner can help by providing advice during the planning process and keep a close eye on your guests during your wedding.
This fear is so real. Weather can be unpredictable. While your dream wedding might be outdoors, you may be faced with the possibility of getting rained on (or even rained out). The way to face this fear is to make sure that you have a plan B in place. Not just a backup plan that “will do”, but a plan that you love. This shouldn’t be left to the last minute. Instead, start coming up with a rain plan as you plan your wedding. In fact, as you view all of those beautiful outdoor wedding venues, make sure that you know what your options are in case of bad weather.
Side note: You may think that rain could be the very worst thing that could happen on your wedding day. But find some peace knowing that umbrella’s (and even rain boots) can make for some really cute photos!
The thought that you will arrive at your wedding venue and you realize that one of your vendors isn’t coming is a stressful one. Rest assured that while there are horror stories of this happening, they are very few and far between. It does highlight the importance of hiring experienced vendors though. When you are considering your wedding vendors, ask them what they backup plan in the event of an emergency. While emergencies do sometimes happen, an experienced vendor will clearly spell out their backup plan in their contract. That being said, make sure that you do your homework before signing and paying retainer fees for vendors. Read reviews and carefully read the contract and make sure you fully understand everything in it before signing. Clear communication with your vendors throughout your wedding planning process and leading up to your wedding day is also important. Your wedding vendors should be getting in touch with you during the weeks (and months) leading up to your big day. If you haven’t heard from one of your vendors in a while and your date is quickly approaching, reach out to them and make sure they are still good for your event.
Facing Your biggest wedding fears can seem intimidating, but we hope to ease some of the anxiety by letting you know you aren’t the only one who deals with this and that there are ways to overcome them. Check out our next post for how to face more common wedding fears.