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How to Survive Your Wedding DayAfter months of planning and dreaming, your wedding day is here. Because you want everything to go perfectly, you might be feeling stressed or overwhelmed. You may be feeling nervous about the highly anticipated wedding night. While these feelings are normal, there are some things you can do to help make the day a little easier. Here are some tips for not only surviving, but enjoying your wedding day.

Get a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is important for a couple of reasons. For one thing, you probably want to look your best for pictures. A good night's sleep will prevent swollen eyes and dark circles. Secondly, you will feel more energized and be able to think more clearly when you have slept well the night before. While you may think you are too nervous to sleep, here are a couple of tips:

  • Good to bed at a decent hour. Aim for 8-9 hours of sleep. This gives you a little extra time in case you don't fall asleep right away.
  • Avoid screen time an hour before you go to bed. This means no television, no cell phone, and no computer. This helps your brain shut down and get ready for sleep.
  • If you find you can't shut your brain off, try counting sheep or counting backwards. This gives your brain something else to focus on instead of obsessing over your wedding.

Plan Your Wedding Day Well

Figure out what time you want everyone to meet at the wedding venue for pictures, and give yourself plenty of time to get ready beforehand. If you are getting your hair and makeup done professionally, make sure you schedule your appointments ahead of time so you don't have to worry about being late or not getting everything done. Give yourself more time than you think you will need so you aren't stressed out.

Appoint a Wedding Coordinator

Having someone who is in charge of your wedding day can be incredibly helpful. These people can be hired, but if your budget is tight, finding someone you know who is responsible and willing to do it should work as well. Plan this out several weeks in advance so he or she has time to figure out how you want your wedding to go. This person can help keep everyone on schedule, and he or she can also help make sure nothing is forgotten.

Prepare for Fashion Emergencies

You might do everything you can to make sure everything goes smoothly, but sometimes a fashion disaster is unavoidable. You may wake up with a huge pimple on your face or one of the bridesmaids may spill a little bit of wine on her dress. Having things like portable stain remover and plenty of cover-up on hand will help if something like this happens to you.

Try to Keep Your Composure

One of the most important things is to keep your composure, even when it seems like things are falling apart. If you need a minute, then leave the room and take a few deep breaths. Look at the bigger picture. You are going to get married no matter what, and that is the most important part of the day. The seemingly huge problems that are happening now won't be important, or perhaps will be something you laugh about in the years to come.

Keeping your wedding day from being a stressful experience may seem impossible, but these things should help. Try your best to enjoy your wedding day, because you will likely only get to experience it once. Remember that the whole point of the day is to marry the love of your life, so try not to let the little things get to you.

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