Pretend the Wedding Is On a Wednesday

Wedding day stress is inevitable, or so people say. After all, it’s weddings that make perfectly lovely women turn into bridezillas. Weddings bring out the worst in people. Wedding vendors are all out to get you. Something terrible will go wrong. Men hate weddings. Or so people say, right to your face when you’re planning a wedding and just looking for some support or a little enthusiasm. Not me or Twistie, but definitely lots of people – probably the same people who, when they hear you’re pregnant, start ranting about how they tore from HERE all the way to HERE. Right.

Skip the stress by fudging your internal deadline

Here’s a wonderful antidote to wedding day stress that came up in a recent Brides.com post: Pretend your wedding is on a Wednesday. In other words, check off as many wedding planning to-dos before the Wednesday that’s before your wedding. Do the things that most brides and grooms do on Thursdays and Fridays before Saturday weddings on Mondays and Tuesdays. It’s probably one of the best wedding planning tips I’ve ever read. It’s the easiest way to make sure that on the night before your wedding, the only thing you have to worry about is getting a good night’s sleep.

2 Responses to “Pretend the Wedding Is On a Wednesday”

  1. Gillian Bond July 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Excellent advice as this leaves room for those last minute problems to be overcome. There always seems to be something that got overlooked or runs late. Having everything done and finished early just leaves extra breathing space so there is no need to panic.

  2. Vancouver wedding photographer July 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Any wedding advice that helps brides reduce stress is a good thing, but this is one of the best tips I’ve heard. Great advice!