Stress-Free Weddings

Be fully present on your wedding day, and don’t sweat the small things.

I recently helped shoot a wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, and the bride was fun loving and carefree. She wasn’t the type to worry her dress getting dirty during pre-ceremony photos, and she didn’t seem worried about the timeline. For those wondering, her dress didn’t get dirty. It only picked up a few bits of dried grass, and a small bug was caught under her veil for a minute. All the while, she seemed to be more focused on having fun and enjoying her day, which is exactly what all brides should focus on.

Lacy Wedding Dress

It makes me sad when, after months (sometimes years) of planning one of the biggest days in a person’s life, people continue to worry about everything going according to plan … their vision of perfection. If you expect everything to be perfect, you are inevitably setting yourself up for disappointment. There is no such thing as perfect.

Brides, Grooms, whoever is about to get married, please take deep breaths and take in everything around you on your wedding day. You want to remember this day as joyful and happy. If you’re too busy stressing about your dress being perfectly steamed and spot-free or the ceremony starting on time or the decorations being “just so” or anything else going wrong, you’re going to miss your day. You don’t want to miss anything about it. Don’t give reason to one day say, “I wish I had … on my wedding day.”

On the day of your wedding, the planning is done. Let it go and let it happen!

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