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How to survive the week before your wedding

How to survive the week before your wedding

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Your wedding day is allegedly one of the happiest days of your life. In the crucial pre-wedding week, with all the last-minute preparations, conflicting opinions, and multiple personalities (and we're not just talking Bridezilla) to contend with, how is anyone expected to still be smiling on their wedding day? Here we share with you our expert survival guide for making it down the aisle intact.

Communication and connection

It's normal and more common than not, for both the bride and groom to feel a mix of nerves, anxiety, stress and excitement in the lead-up to their wedding day. To survive your pre-wedding week, communicate clearly with one another about how you're feeling and be mindful of the pressures on both of you. It might help to take some time out from the wild ride of wedding planning, even just for a couple of hours or so, to be together and away from your worries, not to mention the well-meaning family and friends who have begun to congregate for the main event.

Realistic expectations 

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement and extravagance of your wedding day. After all, this event has consumed your life for as long as you can remember, whatever did you do before you were planning a wedding? Not to mention, you're spending big bucks to make sure it's perfect in every way. Be aware that there are elements you can't control and trust in the professionals you have selected to do their jobs well. Also, be realistic about the expectations you place on the people involved, as well as yourself. Try to imagine another bride or groom making these demands and evaluate how you would react.

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Members of your bridal party have been handpicked by you as people you trust and respect. You know their skills and talents, strengths and weaknesses. As such, delegate last-minute jobs accordingly, and even assign responsibilities for the big day itself. Same goes for family members and close friends. Develop a checklist of everything that needs to be done and allocate individual responsibility for each task. Share this information with all those involved so everyone is aware of what's going on. Have them communicate directly with vendors and one another, so you don't need to be contacted for every little thing.


With all the stressful details, it's important to remember why you are doing this in the first place: to officially celebrate your union with the person you are choosing to spend the rest of your life with. Just remember, it will always be alright on the night. Stop. Breathe. Smile. After all, you're about to experience one of the happiest days of your life.

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