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Top 5 Ways To Minimize Wedding Stress for Brides & Grooms

BY GUEST BLOGGER CRYSTAL ADAIR-BENNING

1) Write it Down Old School. But writing things down (even just in email form) helps keep everything organized. Don’t be afraid to CC your Planner (or even BCC) on communication so she’s aware of all of the details. Review it with them prior to your wedding. If you are really concerned your florist might bring the wrong florals or Auntie Judy will end up an intoxicated mess – better to tell us upfront and honestly so we can specifically pay attention to those nuances.

2) Bless & Release. Let It Go.
You hired a Planner to manage and oversee your big day. You need to Bless. Release and Let Go. Let her do her job. She’s done hundreds of weddings and will take care of the details. Sound crazy? It doesn’t have to be. We offer a service where couples give us their wedding wishlist, a budget and guestlist and leave all of the details to us. Not for everyone but it is possible. If you want more hands on that that – amazing! But, understand you hired a Professional for a reason. Ask questions, provide feedback but in the end if your Planner says it can’t be done or shouldn’t be done – it’s well worth a listen.

3) The Wedding is ONE DAY but the Marriage is a LIFETIME.
Focus on the marriage you are preparing for and not just the party. I can tell you from experience that if couples spent half as much time discussing their future plans and beliefs about their marriage, future children, living ideals, etc we would have a lot less divorce in this country. Brides & Grooms devote over 250 hours to planning thier wedding (on average). If you put that much time into planning your marriage I guarantee it’ll be better spent.

4) Hire People You LIKE and TRUST.
This really should go without saying but I guess some people need to hear it… again. Hire vendors/supplier you like and you trust who will not only do what’s contracted but will go above and beyond for you. This has a lot more to do with your gut instinct and heart than your pocketbook BUT it’ll make you far happier with the end result. When you go into your wedding with a strong team of people, you’ll feel less stressed, less anxious and much more excited for what’s to come and that’s AWESOME.

5) Be Taylor Swift and “Shake It Off”.
Haters gonna hate. You cannot control people’s reactions to you or your big day. Maybe a bridesmaid just broke up with her boyfriend (or was hoping he’d propose and didn’t) and now can’t muster a smile when it comes to gown shopping. Maybe someone’s had a health scare that now makes a big wedding seem “frivolous” to them. Maybe it’s simply a bad day/week/month/year… whatever. You cannot control others reactions around you but you can control yourself. When things get stressful bust out a “shake it off” attitude. I promise you, a year from now, whether your florals were soft pink or blush pink won’t matter at all… girl, SHAKE IT OFF.

 


ABOUT CRYSTAL ADAIR-BENNING
The original Planner of Once-in-a-Lifetime Awesomeness brings global experience and vision to our clients big day. Her ability to see the bigger picture including all of the small intimate personal details in making your wedding come together is what makes her a natural leader for your celebration. Any wedding planned by Crystal will be creative, filled with love and swoon worthy!

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