Start the day with a nice, long bubble bath.
Eat a good breakfast, even if it’s a small one. Be sure it includes both carbohydrates and protein.
Draw up a schedule a few days prior to the big day, showing exactly what’s going to happen when. Make copies and hand them around to all of the vendors and the wedding party. The more organized you are, the less you’ll have to stress about.
Prepare an emergency kit for those unforeseen disasters. Include a sewing kit, safety pins, extra hosiery, bottled water, saltines, breath mints, sanitary napkins and so on.
Count on your wedding consultant (whether it’s a hired one or your own dear mother) – he or she can get the gowns to the chapel on time, as well as transport any necessary personal belongings from the ceremony to the reception site.
Leave for the ceremony with plenty of time to spare.
Allow yourself more than enough time to get dressed – relish it. How about a last pre-wedding indulgence? Invite a make-up artist or professional hairstylist to the wedding site.
Expect the unexpected. Yes, things may go wrong, but if you face the day with a cool head, a sense of humor and a positive attitude, you can pull it off without a catastrophe.