wedding // a stress-free day.

Hi! I’m Becky from over at Olives ‘n’ Wine – a blog where I share my passion for keeping a balanced life through eating well, tasting great wine, staying active, and traveling to new places – and I’m excited to be doing a guest post for Chelsea today while she’s off getting’ hitched :)

wedding // a stress-free day c/o olives 'n' wine.

Before I get into the post, I wanted to send a HUGE congratulations to Chelsea and her lucky, lucky groom. I cannot wait to see photos of your big day… and be slightly jealous of your time in paradise.

Since it’s all things wedding for Chelsea over the next few weeks, I thought I’d keep with the theme and share a few wedding day tips that helped keep my wedding day lighthearted and as stress-free as possible.

1. Remind your groom to send flowers while you’re getting ready… because sometimes they need that friendly, little reminder ;) Even if you know they’re coming, you will still be happily surprised and he will flatter his future MIL. A win-win, right?

wedding // a stress-free day c/o olives 'n' wine.

2. Make sure that the wedding party has plenty of snacks and at least one mimosa before the ceremony. A hangry bridesmaid (or bride or groom for that matter!) is a force to be reckoned with! Plus, snacks can be used for entertainment before the ceremony… Kyle and his friends turned seemingly innocent Goldfish crackers into a game of poker ;)

wedding // a stress-free day c/o olives 'n' wine.

3. Don’t worry if things go wrong, your day will still be perfect! The best part is, no one will notice the little details that aren’t exactly as you planned. At our wedding, the dad’s tuxedo vests were brown instead of silver (That looked great with black tuxes, ha!), the caterer put the wrong sauce on the chicken, I fell down the stairs during photos before the ceremony, and my bustle broke. But guess what, the day was still amazing and the open bar made up for the bad tasting chicken ;)

4. A late night pizza order post-reception is nothing to be ashamed of… and you better bet that Kyle and I ordered a big ol’ pizza to our room. Since we were chatting with so many people during dinner, we barely got a few bites in and realized that we were starving around midnight. Rehashing your day over pizza with your new husband is pretty fun too.

5. Finally, just enjoy your day. Don’t feel obligated to dance with everyone or talk with everyone or please everyone. The day is for you and your husband! If you’re relaxed and having a great time, everyone in attendance will be having a fabulous time as well :)

wedding // a stress-free day c/o olives 'n' wine.

I’m so excited and happy for you, Chelsea! Safe travels and the next time we hear from you, you’ll be a Mrs.!

If you’d like to read more about my wedding day… including additional photos of Goldfish poker!, you can find the details here:

Getting Ready/Ceremony