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You can control many things about your wedding day, but it's easy when emotions are running high for the drama that surrounds your big day to spiral totally out of control. Even tiny problems that wouldn't bother you on the average day can seem huge when you're trying to get everything just right. Whether you've a vendor who is MIA or a bridesmaid who overdid it on the morning prosecco, you want to avoid it spiralling into a massive drama that could tarnish your day. If you're looking to keep your wedding day drama free, here are three small things to consider to keep the whole thing super chill.

 

1. Plan Ahead

It's an obvious one, but with so many balls in the air on a wedding day, there's bound to be some dropped somewhere. Especially where vendors are involved, it can be so easy for a miscommunication or misunderstanding to lead to tears on the day, when you're feeling the pressure for everything to go exactly as you planned. Make an itinerary for the day so everyone in the wedding party, along with all your vendors, know exactly where and when everything is happening, and what's needed at what time. The less uncertainty you have on the day, the less chance of wedding day drama. Though that's not an excuse for tears if something is running a little behind - we're aiming for total wedding chill here!

 

2. Think about your guest list

You've probably thought about your guest list plenty already - it's a mammoth task! But besides budgetary constraints on who can and can't come, do think about possibly removing people who are sure fire going to add drama to your wedding day. You want to surround yourself with people who want to be there and who want to celebrate you and your partner and who are excited to see you tell everyone how much you love each other, without making it all about themselves. You don't have to be ruthless, but don't let family or friends pressure you into inviting anyone you don't want there for drama-related reasons. It's your day!

 

3. Ditch your phone

This is a weird one, as your wedding day is probably going to be one of the most photographed day of your life, so you'll probably want your phone close even just to take a few cheeky selfies while you're looking like a total ride and surrounded by your new husband or wife, and your besties. However, at least for the early part of the day, it'll do you no harm to leave it behind. It's a helpful way to avoid unwanted stress via texts and social media. Put one of the bridal party in charge of dealing with your vendors and pass on their contact so all problems can be funnelled through the maid of honour or a bridesmaid, and you don't have to worry about small guest problems like people running late. It's not your problem on the day - they'll figure it out themselves or reach out to the wedding party. You just do you, for the day!

 

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