Weddings should not have to bring about an abundance of stress and anxiety because they are happy occasions, but they often do. After all, these occasions are cause for celebration. The best thing you can do to alleviate stress is to plan in advance and take time out to relax and calm down.
When it comes to weddings, there is much to do. To ensure that you will not forget anything and cause yourself more unwanted stress, create a to-do list. Order each item from most urgent to least urgent or from most important to least important. As you complete each task on your list, check it off.
Give yourself ample time to accomplish everything that you need to do. Create a timeline. Perhaps your closest friend, sister' or another family member who is married can help you with this. Someone who has walked down the aisle before you will have plenty of stories to share with you and lots of valuable advice to impart.
It is best to give yourselves enough time and space between each responsibility you have so that you do not get overwhelmed. However, do not get everything done all at once or too early. If you do this, you will end up obsessing about every little detail the closer you get to your special day. If other people in your life are willing to help out with some of the duties, let them do that. Weddings are important events that can help to bond people together. Do not try to do everything yourself if others are willing to chip in.
While you are at it, one of the items on your to-do list should be a list of the pictures that you want taken on the day of the nuptials. On the joyous occasion, you will not be thinking about the kind of pictures you prefer to have as the photographer shoots away. You do not want to get the photos back only to discover that your sister or your grandmother is not in any of them!
Write up the list of shots you want and make sure you present it to the photographer on or before your wedding day. Make sure that everyone you want to have in the pictures will be included.
If you decide to do your own catering, purchase 6" plates instead of the larger plates. This will save you money because you won't have to buy two sizes. The smaller ones will be cheaper. Weddings are a time for people to enjoy themselves, but you need to think about the costs as well.