Q: I’m trying to plan every possible aspect of the wedding day and every possible problem that could come up so that I won’t be as stressed out on the day. One thing I’m worried about is getting sick. I’m going to do my best not to get sick, but what if I do? What do I plan for that?
Well, first off I think it’s great that you are working through the possible snafus. With every wedding I do there is always some kind of problem that comes up, which we of course fix. But, if you can anticipate it beforehand and plan for it, that always helps to make the situation easier to deal with.
With regards to getting sick, I can actually speak from experience as I got sick right before my wedding. The telltale symptoms started 2 days before and despite my best efforts at squashing it, I was definitely sick.
Here’s the thing, you can’t plan for getting sick, if you get sick, you get sick. What you can do is make sure you do everything you can to not get sick. Get lots of sleep, drink lots of water, pass off the wedding day responsibilities to someone else so you won’t be as stressed and just take care of yourself.
If you do get sick (like I was), get yourself some drugs, take a deep breath and then suck it up. It sounds harsh, but really sometimes being sick is a mind over matter thing. If you’re determined to enjoy yourself and really have fun on your wedding day, you can overcome it. That is what I did. I took a moment and made a conscious decision that being sick wasn’t going to ruin it for me. That I was going to enjoy myself and it worked. The sickness was kept at bay and I had a great time.
So, the moral of the story is that it’s great to plan, but you can’t plan for everything. If something like a cold comes up (or something else for that matter), you just deal with it, figure out the best solution and most importantly, have a good attitude. Your outlook really makes a difference on your state of mind, your mood and of course your wedding day. And it’s important to remember that this is your wedding day! This is a happy day where you get to marry the one person you love most. That is the most important part, so focus on that and don’t sweat the small stuff.
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