7 Most Critical Pieces of Advice For Brides On Your Wedding Day

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For those who read my blog regularly already know I just recently tied the knot this October, in Colorado with our closest friends and family. Getting married was definitely the most challenging event to plan, but it doesn't have to be. We chose to simplify and have a "destination wedding" but only invite a select few. Our wedding turned out better than I could of ever expected and for that I am thankful. One thing I fell short of was advice. The night before our wedding I was in full panic mode, and googling everything under the sun from wedding jitters, right down to how to enjoy the big day without stressing. Today I've compiled my 7 most crucial pieces of advice for brides, I hope this may help some of you on your big day!

7 Most Critical Pieces of Advice For Brides On Your Wedding Day

  1. Delegate - I do not say this lightly, peeps... delegate, delegate, DELEGATE! Make sure on your big day you don't have people coming at you from every direction asking you questions, finalizing details, or just simply venting to you. Ask your maid of honor, M-I-L, sister, anyone to take over little details, so that you're stress free on your wedding day. 
  2. Make sure you have everything in order before the big day arrives - Plan every detail accordingly, and then make a back up plan. I highly advise working out every big detail taken care of prior to the day of your wedding, such as: party favors, any last minute payments, accessories, ect. The days leading up to your wedding should be stress free, and set the tone for your day. 
  3. Make lists - The day of your wedding, you will not fully be present - not completely. Spend a few moments in the morning making lists. Of. Everything. Everything you want to remember, everything you want to do, and everything you don't want to forget. Making a list first thing will declutter your brain and give you an overall sense of peace. 
  4. Breathe - On my big day, I could not deep breathe for the life of me. From the moment I woke up, my mind was racing, and my breathing was quick, with anxiety. The best kind of anxiety, of course. There was just so much to do, and so little time. The most important thing a bride can do on her day is find time for a few deep breaths, regardless of where they are. For me, it was taking a hot shower and washing my hair, that allowed me time to decompress and breathe a little deeper. 
  5. Eat, hydrate, and repeat - It's extremely important to eat and fuel your body with water, especially on the day you will be crying buckets of tears. On my day, I could barely stomach one pancake, it was crazy - eating is going to be hard - because your adrenalin and emotions are just so all over the place. Make it a priority to plan your day accordingly and schedule enough time just to simply sit still and eat. 
  6. Take care of yourself - My biggest and most important tip...quick story here... The day of my wedding I was a mess. I had the worst headache, which thank god for Advil, but it was probably because I wasn't drinking my normal 8-12 glasses of water. It's so important to stop, and listen to your body and what it needs and properly take care of yourself. Practicing self care is not selfish, it's necessary to keep yourself sane/balanced overall.
  7. Stay present - This was the best advice I've received when it comes to my wedding day, and still, I believe it is the most important of all. No matter what emotion you're feeling, what you're doing, or simply what you're drinking, stop... look around you, and think about how you feel, how things taste, and fully absorb and be present in that moment. One of the biggest things I remember when we finally got into Colorado was stepping out of my Subaru after the thirteen hour drive and seeing Dustin's father, and the smile on his face, and how it felt to hug him for the first time in a year. That moment was priceless, and I am so grateful I stayed fully present and allowed myself to fully experience those precious moments. 

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