A week to the wedding is always the most difficult, you start to discover a lot of last minute details you didn’t consider before, you have to start spending a lot of tiny monies here and there, your phone is ringing up 24/7 because people are calling left, right and center to enquire a lot of things about that day. I know sis…. Just breathe… it’s going to be over soon. In less than a week from now you will be off to your honeymoon and you will remember why you decided to spend the rest of your life with that special person. Just be still and know that God will see you through. It is darkest before the dawn right?
Here are a few tips to help you stay grounded these last few days before you say I do.
- Fix your mind on the things that are important: Reminisce on the joy and happiness you feel anytime the thought of spending the rest of your life with your partner crosses your mind. Remember how much you both love each and let that love be your peace in times of the raging storms.
- Replace negative thoughts with positive ones: Replace “Oh my God, what if my dress rips on that wedding morning and I am embarrassed in front of everyone” to “Girllll…. I am going to look so fabulous, when I walk into the church, literal tears shall flow from their eyes” CHOOSE ALWAYS TO BE POSITIVE
- Leave everything to your planner: If you don’t have a planner, hire a wedding coordinator and leave all your worries to them. Even if she has to leave the island to the mainland ten times the night before the wedding, call her. It’s her Job.
- If you don’t have planner then intentionally learn to delegate duties and tasks to other people: the truth is that you can’t do it all by yourself, so that you won’t be overwhelmed, accept their help with thanks even if they don’t do it right. Which brings me to my next point…
- Accept imperfections: Everything cannot go a hundred percent well and if others are doing it, there is a chance that they won’t do it exactly how you prefer it, but be grateful and accept their help.
- Lastly and most importantly, take out time for yourself to relax, hydrate and refuel. Rest as much as you can. You need it, you deserve it and it is important for you so that you can be present in your full capacity on your big day.
Thank you for reading and listening in.
Until next time I remain your favorite wedding planner Oby.