Wedding Crisis: After devoting countless hours planning every detail of your wedding day, it’s understandable that you expect everything to go well and flawless. This is the day you and your spouse-to-be have been looking forward to this day for your entire lives.
But then things happen. The supplier fails to show up, the bad weather, unruly guest etc… could totally ruin your day.
These challenges never miss in any wedding and you need to learn on how to cope with them. Here are 5 ways to cope with this crisis on your big day:
1. Be realistic
When planning your wedding, be sure to also prepare for the unexpected. Remind yourself that your day doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful and try to be flexible throughout the process. This will help a lot, if a physical, emotional or organizational crisis occurs.
2. Ask for support
If your stress levels are rising and you feel overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Friends, family members, and venue staff will often be happy to support you and help find a way to manage any challenges. There’s no need to take all the responsibility on yourself.
Before reacting to a situation, such as being let down by a caterer/venue/family member and becoming overwhelmed by stress, learn to immediately bring your attention to your breathing. Taking a few deep, slow breaths is a powerful way to ground yourself, keep focus, and diffuse panic.
4. Accept what you can’t change
While it’s useful to make changes where you can, such as rescheduling arrival plans, fixing the tear in your veil, or having someone escort that very drunk aunt home, it’s helpful to remember that there are some things we just can’t change. Make amendments where possible, but accept what can’t be done and choose to realign your focus on the rest of the day.
Most importantly, keep a sense of humour! If something goes wrong – and definitely if everything goes wrong – laugh about it. At the end of the day, a good giggle shared between loved ones is often the best remedy to a tough situation. Try not to take it all too seriously and enjoy these moments, no matter what the day throws at you.