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5 Ways to Reduce Stress on Your Wedding Day

Weddings are breathtaking and beautiful…and they involve a lot of work to go smoothly and stress-free. You want to enjoy your celebration! Here are a few tips:


Say focused on what is important to the two of you and resist the urge to compare your wedding day to anyone else’s. It’s your day – simplify and stay focused on what reflects the two of you.

Plan Ahead as Much as You Can

Don’t wait until the last minute to make decisions that can be made months in advance. This is why we meet with our couples 8 weeks before the wedding to finalize the ceremony details (who walks with whom, who stands where, etc.) and create their preliminary timeline. So many questions can be answered in advance so you don’t need to think about them again!

Self-Care and Connection

Make sure to keep each other accountable in terms of staying healthy and hydrated in the weeks leading to your wedding. Take time to stay connected as well – walks, dance lessons, cooking meals together – not just wedding-related appointments and activities. Have fun together!

Hire a Wedding Coordinator

Even if you want to be intimately involved in all stages of wedding planning, even if you have imagined your wedding day since you were a little girl, even if you love all the minute details of wedding planning, it is a great idea to hire a Wedding Coordinator to manage the day of the wedding. Take a look at our Wedding Coordination Packages - this is what we do! You have worked so hard to put this day together – hand the hard work over to a professional so they can manage the vendors and help the day unfold just the way you imagine!

Stay focused on the Why

Remember why you are having a wedding in the first place. Take a moment to consciously be present and be aware the enormity and simplicity of what a wedding day means. No matter what happens (or doesn’t!) on your wedding day – in the end, you are marrying your love and committing to spending the rest of your life together. That is what matters most. Enjoy!

We at An Exceptional Event would love to help you be stress-free on your wedding day! Contact us to learn more about what we do and how we can help you!


Shawn Marie Carnall and An Exceptional Event

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