1. Plan appointments out well. Be generous in the amount of time you give yourself to get from place to place. Delays happen, and if you gave yourself wiggle room to begin with, it won’t be a problem when they come up.
  2. Pack a little emergency bag the night before: bobby pins, sewing kits, hairspray, touch-up make-up, more comfortable shoes in case your heels start to kill you… That way, if any glitches pop up, you’ll be good to go.
  3. Don’t be afraid to recruit family members’ and friends’ help! You can assign several different people things to remember so no one has too much on their plates. That’s what maids of honor and bridesmaids are for!
  4. Make sure you have something to eat before the reception! There is a good chance that you won’t be able to eat for awhile.
  5. Make sure you take the time to eat something at your reception! You’ve been planning and talking about this food for months, and you deserve to have some! If you absolutely don’t have time, have a family member or the caterers make up a box that you can take with you.
  6. Make sure you set aside plenty of time to take pictures. These are what will stay with you forever, and you will never regret the extra time you allotted to take them.
  7. Put your honeymoon luggage in the trunk of your getaway car the night before so you won’t even have to think about it the next day! If you are making your getaway in a limo or a rented car, then assign a family member to be in charge of the luggage.
  8. Don’t sweat the small stuff. A wedding is a huge event, and there’s bound to be a glitch somewhere. So if you’re brother gets caught in traffic and you have to hold up the ceremony or you get a grass stain on your dress while taking the pictures- just let it go. You want your wedding day to be the happiest, most memorable day of your life and the way to do that is by relaxing, having fun, and not sweating the small stuff.