Everyone knows that while your wedding day will likely be one of the happiest days of your life, it also has the potential to be one of the most stressful. But, luckily for you and all of the other brides, there are ways to limit this stress. When it comes down to it, no one wants to fret on their wedding day…and you don’t want to sweat off your beautiful makeup.

So, if you want your day to be as stress-free as possible, try following these insider tips.

​GET A WEDDING PLANNER

This is perhaps the simplest way to limit wedding-day stress. By hiring a professional to make sure that everything goes smoothly, you take that burden off of yourself.

If you think about it, the time prior to the wedding ceremony should be spent getting ready and making sure you’re in a positive, calm(ish) state of mind, and having some relaxation time with your wedding party. Hiring a wedding planner will allow you to focus on what’s most important—you. After all, this is the last time you’ll have to truly be on your own!

DON’T HAVE A SAME-DAY WEDDING REHEARSAL

We know, planning a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner can be stressful in and of itself. However, it doesn’t have to be an extravagant occasion! Just make sure that you aren’t learning the motions and flow of your ceremony the day of. This just further takes away from the time that you should be spending in preparation for the main event!

While some couples choose to turn their rehearsal dinner into a fancy event, others prefer to use it as simply a casual opportunity to spend with their wedding party and loved ones—while making sure everyone knows where they need to be for the wedding!

PREPARE YOUR WEDDING DAY KIT IN ADVANCE

We’ve all been there—your plane takes off in five hours, and you started packing…right now. If you follow just one suggestion from this article, let it be this one. Prepare in advance!

On your wedding day, there are a million things that could go wrong. Hair, makeup, fancy gown, these are all things that can get ruined in an instant. Make sure you prepare a kit of things you’ll need in case of emergency!

In addition to this, you’ll want to pack up all of the beauty supplies and other items you’ll need for your wedding before the day of. And when you pack these items, take note of where they are. No one wants the surprise of not knowing where they put their shoes or jewelry!

MAKE LISTS

This may seem like a fairly basic suggestion, but if you’re a particularly disorganized person, you may find it helpful to make a list of EVERYTHING you need to do on your wedding day, just so nothing gets overlooked. You can begin making this list far in advance, just to keep track of anything you might have forgotten!

Some couples find that making an itinerary is the best way to make sure that everyone is where they need to be at the right time. It’s more planning ahead of time, but it may be just what you need in order to keep everyone organized and in-the-loop.

GET YOURSELF PAMPERED LEADING UP TO YOUR DAY

If getting pampered is your thing, then take this opportunity to treat yourself! Planning aside, weddings can cause anxiety for many couples. Take the free time you have prior to the wedding, and allow yourself to be pampered! Chances are, if you get pampered, you’ll look AND feel better on the day of your wedding.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

You’ve probably already been trying to eat healthy for months leading up to your day, but it’s especially important to take care of yourself during those last few days. That means drinking lots of water, eating healthy, balanced meals, and maintaining a healthy frame of mind. For you, that might mean doing yoga or meditating, but it varies for everyone! But no matter what, just try your best to FEEL your best on your big day!

THE WRAP

Whether you follow all, some, or none of these tips is up to you! If you have your own plans to limit wedding day stress, feel free to follow them! When it comes down to it, you know how to handle your stress better than anyone else. Just remember to breathe, smile, and be in love.