Your big day is right around the corner, you might feel a bit overwhelmed, excited, anxious, or all of the above. Weddings can be stressful to plan and can leave some brides feeling frantic when something happens that’s out of their control.
However, here’s what every bride-to-be needs to reduce their wedding stress, so that they can relax and enjoy their special day.
Prepare Legal Paperwork
You might not be thinking about it with all of the planning and excitement, but there’s a lot of changes you’ll need to make on legal documents once your name changes from Ms. to Mrs., this is particularly true if you intend to take your spouse’s last name.
So, take a break from wedding planning and prepare a checklist or folder of documents you need to change your name on. This includes your social security number, your driver’s license, current address, tax information, employer records, doctor’s information, voter registration, club memberships, passport (if you have one), and any bills or loans you have will have to be updated as well. This ensures you don’t run into trouble in the future and saves you the hassle once you’re married.
Once you do have an official marriage license, you’ll need it to apply for a new social security card and get an updated license at the DMV. These are important cards for your identification, so updating them first can help you update other information like your tax or employer records quickly.
Get Event/ Wedding Insurance
This may be something in the back of your mind, or something you may have never even considered, however, it’s important to get protection for your big day. You’ve invested a lot financially and mentally into your wedding, so if something goes wrong, you and your spouse may be out of a huge financial loss.
Plus, our wedding insurance protects couples after the big day, too. In fact, one of our insurance agents can sit down with you to discuss your current insurance options as a married couple. This includes auto, life, umbrella, home and renters insurance.
Additionally, you should also consider getting insurance for your wedding rings, as well. This will cover you in case of theft, loss, or damage. Wedding and engagement rings are costly, and our insurance agency knows how meaningful they are. So, protect your investment for years to come!
Have an Emergency Backup Kit
Unfortunately, life is unpredictable and anything can happen moments before your wedding ceremony begins. What if someone stains their dress or your groom puts a tear in his tuxedo?
Being prepared can help prevent minor problems from becoming major headaches. Grab a small backpack or handbag and fill it with:
- A miniature sewing kit: this can come in handy for a small tear or if someone loses a button.
- A stain stick remover: If something gets spilled on your dress or a tablecloth, you’ll be able to remove it.
- Blotting paper: If you’re nervous or if the weather isn’t perfect, blotting paper will remove excess oil from your face and can help you keep your makeup in tact.
- Tissues: Any wedding can bring families to tears, so having extra on stand-by is not only courteous to your guests, but tissues can prevent your makeup from running if you tear up, too.
- Super glue: This may seem strange, but it can come in handy if something like a nail or shoe breaks.
- Extra toiletries: Things like deodorant, perfume, makeup, hairspray, bobbi pins, etc. can come in handy for touch ups and help you feel fresh.
- Extra shoes: If you’re wearing heels for the ceremony, give your feet a break the rest of the day by wearing some dressy flats. Flats or ballet slippers are much more comfortable on your feet when you’ve been running around all day.
You should also bring a bottle of water and small snack with you (like trail mix) to keep your hunger at bay. While your wedding guests may have access to food and appetizers before the ceremony, you’re going to busy running around getting ready or taking pictures. So, it’s important to take a moment to nourish your body and eat.
Remember to Have Fun
Look, you’ve planned months for this one day, and worked hard to make it happen, so now you should relax and enjoy it. Try to remember not to sweat the small stuff, and most of all, have fun! This day is supposed to be about you and your spouse. Dance your heart out, enjoy the moments with your family, and look forward to the fulfilling marriage you’ll get to be a part of.