Take Deep Breaths
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, without judgment or distraction. It’s a great way to calm your mind and relax your body, and it can be especially helpful on your wedding day. Take a few moments throughout the day to practice mindfulness. You can do this by simply taking a few deep breaths and focusing on the present moment. You can also try a guided meditation or visualization exercise to help you feel more centered and relaxed.
Take Care of Yourself
Make sure you get enough sleep the night before, eat a healthy breakfast, and take some time to do something you enjoy on the morning of your wedding. This could be a yoga class, a walk in nature, or just spending time with your loved ones. Taking care of yourself will help you feel more relaxed and ready to enjoy your big day. When your cup is full, you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding day.
Hire a Wedding Planner or Coordinator
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the tasks that need to be done on your wedding day. To avoid this, consider hiring a wedding planner or day-of coordinator to take some of the heavy lifting off of your plate. You shouldn’t be doing any wedding tasks or making any decisions on your wedding day! By hiring someone to take some of the added responsibility off of you, you can focus on being present and enjoy your wedding day.
Set Realistic Expectations
It’s important to set realistic expectations for your wedding day. Remember that things may not go exactly as planned, and that’s okay. Try to stay flexible and open to new experiences. Remember that the most important thing is that you’re getting married to the person you love. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
Have a Good Timeline
It’s important to take breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge. It’s also important to build intentional time like this into your wedding day timeline. This could be as simple as taking a few minutes to sit down and relax, or taking a walk outside. Taking breaks will help you feel more present and refreshed, and will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed. Talk with your planner, day-of coordinator, and/or photographer about building extra time into your wedding day timeline. This will allow you to be fully relaxed when the scheduled activities are happening.
Connect with your Partner
Your wedding day is all about you and your partner, so make sure you take some time to connect with them throughout the day. This could be as simple as sharing a quiet moment together, or taking a walk outside to enjoy the scenery. Remember that your wedding day is about celebrating your love, and taking time to connect with your partner will help you stay present and relaxed. I’ll also add that after photographing weddings for several years, the couples who fit a first look into their timeline are usually a lot more relaxed and in the moment by the time the ceremony happens.
Focus on gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful practice that can help you feel more present and relaxed on your wedding day. Take a few moments throughout the day to focus on what you’re grateful for. This could be your partner, your family and friends, or the beautiful venue you’re getting married in. Focusing on gratitude will help you feel more positive and uplifted, and will help you stay present in the moment.In conclusion, being fully present and relaxed on your wedding day is essential for enjoying every moment of this special occasion.
Think through ways you’ll be able to feel relaxed and in the moment so you can actually enjoy your wedding day. What works for one person may be totally different for someone else. It’s so important to be able to feel like you can stay calm and centered throughout the day. Remember that your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to your partner, and that everything else is just icing on the cake. When you’re able to enjoy your wedding day, your photographer will be able to capture those real, heartfelt moments you want to look back on from your wedding day.