16 August 2017
A wedding is a once in a life time event that requires a lot of time, planning, patience and perfection.
It would be unrealistic to say that your wedding planning will run smoothly from the day you get engaged, and more than likely you are going to face a stressful situation or two along the way! Many of us here at Firebird Events have recently got married and have helped many others plan their perfect day, so we thought we would offer our expert and personal advice on how to avoid as much stress as possible in the lead up to and on your wedding day:
Keep all your wedding planning documents in one place and have them readily available, with paper copies and digitally, so you can refer to them if you have questions or need to double check anything. Antonetta in our team swears by a spread sheet. She says ‘Excel will become your best friend! Keep a track of your budget, your guest list and your ‘to do’ list!’
Book a spa day, massage, a facial, or even a manicure and pedicure. It can do wonders for your stress levels. If you are in need of some suggestions we can highly recommend the following:
The more you're able to plan ahead, the less uncertainty you'll have on your wedding day. Be sure to plan out an itinerary for the day and pass it along to everyone involved, from bridesmaids, to your venue and suppliers, so that everyone knows what is taking place and when.
You can't handle everything by yourself, as super as you may be! Weddings are major endeavours,
so, enlist friends and family to help make place cards, prepare your favours, and run errands. If it makes you feel better, take you bridal and grooms party to the venue before the big day, to ensure that you are also happy that they know where everything is too. Did you know Antonetta in our team, will be taking care of the event management of one of our Directors, Andy, weddings’ later this month!
The last month before your wedding will probably be the most hectic of all, but staying up till the early hours of the morning trying to arrange the seating plan isn’t going to make you feel any better. You need to stay on top of your planning, but if you are tired then your whole experience will become more stressful and you won’t enjoy it as much as you could. Getting a good night’s sleep will do you the world of good and ensure that you are well prepared for the next month ahead.
You might be nervous about walking up the aisle, saying your vows in front of your guests or making a speech. If there are any parts of your wedding day that you are nervous about then it is worth having a couple of practice runs. We recommend having a final meeting with the venue a few weeks before the big day, this is your chance to go through the entire day’s schedule with your event manager. You can also use this opportunity to have a final walk around the venue and a chance to ask any final questions you may have. Nina in our team decided to stay at her wedding venue the night prior to her wedding, and even decided to practice a walk down the aisle with Bill in our Production team!
Under the pressure and stress of planning a wedding, it's easy to lose touch with the person you love most. Schedule date nights, be it a dinner out or a movie in, to squeeze in some quality alone time, away from choosing chair covers and cake stands and remind each other why you’re getting married. If you’re having any last-minute worries, tell them – they are probably feeling nervous too!
Most importantly on the day, whatever will be, will be! Should something not end up quite going to the plan, or you are running slightly behind your time schedule, do not worry. Nobody else will notice! Your venue and suppliers are experts at weddings, let them run the day, so you can take the time to take it all in and enjoy your hard work and months of planning. Take a moment to sit with your new husband or wife, talk to your guests, get as many selfies as you can, because in the blink of an eye it will be the morning!
Good luck & enjoy every moment!