Imagine waking up right next to the person you decided to spend the rest of your life with. The weather is good, the bed is warm, and there’s a whole new journey waiting to be discovered—marriage.
After saying “I do” to the love of your life yesterday, though, it’s only normal to think about the scenarios on your wedding day. Some you may look back on fondly, while others may inspire thoughts of how things could have gone better. However, doing so can ruin your day and there’s nothing to be done about them anyway.
To keep you from spoiling your mood, here are the few things you should stop stressing about.
1. How you looked
Of course, we want to look beautiful in every wedding photo. All brides do. But when you look through the photos, you might think that you should have smiled more, shouldn’t have cried too much, and other should-haves. But remember that every professional photo and video captured by your wedding videographer shows your genuine emotion. And because they’re real, they’re beautiful. So don’t overthink about how you looked. Instead, recall the way you felt for every moment that was captured. It’s bound to be beautiful and bring a smile to your face.
No matter how much you want everything to be perfect and go exactly as planned, some mistakes are inevitable. It happens and sometimes you can’t do anything about it, especially since you’re the one walking down the aisle. But just because something didn’t go exactly as planned doesn’t mean that it ruined the day. The flower girl running to her mom? A bridesmaid stumbling while walking down the aisle? These things don’t make your wedding day any less fun. In fact, they make your wedding unique and memorable.
3. Guest’s behavior
If a child throws tantrums during a reception, or the best man makes an inappropriate joke during his toast, these things are beyond your control. Do yourself a favor and stop thinking about how some of your guests may have behaved. Your other guests might not even remember these incidents because they were caught up on how much fun they were having at the ceremony.
4. Things that could have gone differently
Having been stressed with all the wedding plans, from the decor to the dress and everything in between, you deserve to take a break and simply enjoy wedded bliss. Stop replaying all the things that you think could have gone differently. Instead, focus on the things that have been better more than what you thought it would be. This way you can avoid having regrets about things you now don’t have control over.
After checking all the items on your wedding checklist, walking down the aisle, and promising forever with your newly minted spouse, it’s time to sit back and relax. Start your first day as a married person right by moving forward with a fresh mind, leaving all the “should-haves” behind your back. Remember that at the end of the day, your wedding is about you and your spouse, and the promise of love you share.