How to be present and enjoy your wedding day as a couple

A recent study found that nearly 50% of married couples believe their wedding day was more stressful than enjoyable. This is such a shame because your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your lives! If you're recently engaged and starting to plan your own wedding, read on for some tips on how to enjoy your big day and avoid getting overwhelmed.

Planning Ahead

One of the best ways to avoid wedding day stress is by planning ahead as much as possible. This means taking care of all the big details like booking your venue, hiring a photographer, and sending out save the dates well in advance. But it also means taking care of all the little details too, like having your wedding dress pressed or making sure there's enough ice for the drinks. The more you can do ahead of time, the less you'll have to worry about on the day-of.

Delegating Tasks

Another way to reduce stress on your wedding day is by delegating tasks to friends and family members. There's no reason why you should have to do everything yourself! Hire a planner or day-of coordinator so that they can take care of all the little details on your behalf. Or ask your mom to help with last-minute decorating or put your best friend in charge of wrangling up all the guests for photos. And if someone offers to help with something, don't be afraid to take them up on it! The more help you have, the better.

Taking breaks

On the day of your wedding, make sure to take some time for yourself and your spouse. This is easier said than done when there's so much going on, but it's important to try! Step away from the craziness for a few minutes to steal a kiss or have a dance together. These little moments will help you relax and enjoy yourselves. And at the end of the night, make sure to spend some time alone together before heading off to your honeymoon.It can be easy to get caught up in everything that's happening on your wedding day and forget why you're there in the first place—to marry the love of your life! By following these tips, you can make sure you're present and enjoying every minute of it. 

Check In

Talk to each other frequently throughout the day. Yes, you'll be busy greeting guests and taking photos, but carve out time for just the two of you to chat. Check in with each other about how you're feeling and take a few moments just to be together. This will help ground you and remind you why you're getting married in the first place.

Slow down

Slow down and savor the moment during key events. As tempting as it is to rush through ceremonies like the first look or exchanging vows, try to take a step back and really savor these moments. These are some of the most important parts of your wedding day, so savor them! Take mental snapshots or even better, hire a videographer so you can relive these moments again and again. 

Use these tips to ensure you have a fun and stress-free big day! Plan ahead as much as possible, delegate tasks to friends and family members, take breaks throughout the day, and most importantly, remember why you're there in the first place. With these guidelines in mind, you'll be sure to have an amazing time celebrating your new marriage!