It's a Bride's worst nightmare:
the wedding rehearsal was full of flubs. The Best Man could not remember
where he was supposed to stand. Your Maid of Honor got lost on her way to
the ceremony site. And your Flower Girl decided to play Ring Around the
Rosie with the Ring Bearer instead of being quiet and still.
So what do you do now? Panic? Cry? Look at all of the mistakes as a bad
omen? Nope. Instead, you need to use this time after the rehearsal and
before the wedding to RELAX. Push all of the worries, stress and bad
Sound hard to do? It really isn't. Most rehearsals occur on the day or
evening before the wedding. This means you have approximately 12 to 24
hours to calm down and pamper yourself a bit.
If you had a bad rehearsal, remember what they say in the Theatre: a bad
dress rehearsal means you will have a fabulous opening night! Therefore, if
your rehearsal left you nervous, tell yourself that all of the
"bugs" have now been worked out, and everything will run
smoothly on the big day.
What if you are worried because you left some planning to the last minute,
and now you are afraid of leaving something off your checklist? The bottom
line is, don't sweat it. If you did not remember to do something until
the night before the wedding, chances are it is something relatively small, that your guests will not miss it.
YOU may notice the absence of
those extra mints placed on the tables at the reception, but no one else
What if it is a real emergency, like the Minister is ill, or the Caterer
cannot make it? You need to reassure yourself that there are some issues
you cannot control, and even the best laid plans sometimes go astray. In a
case like this, do not be afraid to ask for help. Most Brides assume all
of the responsibility for the wedding planning, while the Groom simply
makes arrangements to pick up his Tux on time. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO
YOU! If a real wedding emergency occurs the night before the wedding (and
honestly, the chances of that happening are very slim!) make sure to look
to your future husband, you parents, your friends for assistance. Trying
to tackle a big problem by yourself will get you nowhere on your wedding
What if everything is running smoothly, but you are still jumpy, edgy and
nervous? Well, of course you are! Tomorrow is the biggest, most important
day of your life! So celebrate this last night as a single woman by being
extra nice to yourself. If at all possible, have a massage or do some
Yoga. Talk to a friend. Listen to soothing classical music. Burn a candle
and meditate, if you like. Whatever you do, make sure it is relaxing
enough to ensure that you get a good night's sleep.