First, keep in mind that everything does not have to be perfect. We understand that everyone would like things to be perfect, but that is next to impossible. Just remember that this is a marriage between two people that love each other, the man or woman of your dreams. So relax and enjoy this day, find a sense of humor and smile.
Second, remember the marriage license! The marriage license in the responsibility of the bride and groom, not the minister so be sure to take care of this as soon as possible.
Third, be sure to print directions from the Wedding Ceremony to the Reception.
Fourth, check with the vendors. This is important to make sure that everything goes as planned. At least one week before the wedding, call the vendor and confirm everything, take the time to make sure they are paid so no one has to worry about paying them on the day of the wedding.
Fifth, make the seating chart early to prevent any issues that may come up at the reception.
Sixth, assign someone to take care of the issues that are most worrisome. Find someone to oversee the things that are most important to make sure they go as planned.
Seventh, try to maintain perspective when planning the wedding. Relax; be sure to put more effort into the relationship than the wedding. It is true that some people get caught up in the wedding planning and never ask themselves if they are making the right choice.
Eighth, pad the budget. This means take the normal cost of something and double it to insure that there is enough money to cover everything. This will help to eliminate some stress from the wedding planning.
Ninth, if at all possible hire a Wedding Planner. This will also help to take the stress off of the bride, but the bride should not be afraid to voice her opinion after all this is her wedding!
Tenth, remember that bigger is not always better.
The best tip that can be given is to relax and enjoy the day, do not expect perfection and maintain a sense of humor.