You’ve dreamed about this day since you were a little girl, you and your fiancé have spent months planning, your bridesmaids have stayed up for late nights helping you get all the details right for your wedding! This is going to be the happiest day of your life! As it should be! 

With 10 years of wedding experience under my belt... Here are a few tips I’ve found that make your wedding joyful and your ever after happy as well.

Stay in the moment. There will be lots of details and questions that day and while they’re absolutely important they can distract you from the present moment. To stay in the moment find a helper to keep any unnecessary distractions from you. Whether that’s a wedding planner or bridesmaid who has the vision of your day and can answer like you would. 

Find little pockets of happiness. Your schedule will probably be packed to the max from hair to the ceremony or pictures and your reception. You and your person should look for 2 or 3 minutes here and there throughout your day to pause. Just enjoy whatever is happening right then.

Go with the flow. The day might have unexpected things happen. From grandma getting lost to a bridesmaid breaking her zipper… anything can happen. Remember this: Whatever happens the important thing is you will be married at the end of the day! Everything else just adds to the story of getting there!

In some ways your wedding day is practice for marriage. If you are constantly looking for the good even on one of the busiest days of your life… You can find joy every day!