5 Tips on Becoming a Relaxed Bride


Written by Molly Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder Events with BeneFitz | Photo by Kent Drake Photography

There’s no two ways around it – planning a wedding can be stressful at times – but no one wants to be a stressed out bride on their wedding day. The most important thing to remember the days leading up to the wedding, is that this is your special day, and you should feel nothing but relaxed and happy. Easier said than done, right? Here are some tips to help you become a relaxed bride.

1.  Find a wedding planner or wedding coordinator you trust.
It is important to find a wedding planner or coordinator you know will meet your expectations and won’t cause you any additional stress. They are there to take the stress away, fix problems that you won’t even know about, and to have a solution in their wedding emergency kit for any last minute worry you may have. Your wedding coordinator should worry about your day being perfect, so you don’t have to.

2.  Let go and sleep.
Do you ever have those nights where you can’t sleep because you’ve got a million thoughts racing through your head, or you’re worried you’ll sleep through that alarm? Let go of all those thoughts and give them to your wedding planner. They can lose sleep the night before your wedding, not you. And the alarm thing? Your bridesmaids are a built in back up alarm. So just let go, and sleep.

3. Eat.
Ever heard the term “hangry”? When you start getting irritable because you’re starving? It’s your wedding day, your dress fits, you can quit the diet. Have your planner provide a great breakfast for you and your bridesmaids. It doesn’t need to be a heavy waffles and pancakes type breakfast, but having yogurt, fruit, and eggs along with some tea or coffee is a great way to start your special day.

4. Champagne.
After you’ve followed tip number 3, why not? Enjoy a mimosa with your bridesmaids. It will help settle the nerves.

5. No one else matters (except your groom).
If you find yourself getting stressed out by family or friends, think of the one person that matters today – your groom. A quick phone call might just be the calming voice you need to hear.

Relax, soak in the entire day, and make sure you have a great photographer there to capture every moment.