I don't know who's stressing out with planning their wedding right now and don't know who needs to hear this but here it goes. Sure, it's understandable to make sure that whatever you invest money into turns out nice. Weddings are not the cheapest thing so that cake better taste like the sweet sugary goodness that you taste-tested before the big day. The list can go on. I've captured enough weddings to understand that some things still don't go as planned, no matter how much is planned beforehand. There are so many moving parts and details to wedding planning that it's hard to remember them all.
Delegate the help when possible, ask for help when it's needed, and more importantly, when things start to feel overwhelming, re-focus on the whole reason why the wedding is happening in the first place. If the invitations say a certain time, but the day is running behind a little, just breathe because it starts when you and your soon to be spouse are ready. Those in your presence to experience the day with you do matter but not as much as the person walking down the aisle or the person waiting for you at the front of the room. It's a day that surrounds both of you. All of the other details are just there to make your story even more magical but it's important to not cloud the day by retracing your footsteps on asking yourself why things didn't happen a certain way. The day of the wedding, the planning is done! Let things fall as they may, enjoy the first afternoon or evening as a married couple!
I do remember the little things that went wrong with my wedding day, but honestly speaking, if it weren't for the pictures, I wouldn't have remembered what the centerpieces looked like. I don't remember what the food tasted like or what was even served on my wedding day. It will be hard to remind yourself in the moment that's why I think it's important to remind yourself throughout the planning process. When you look back at your photos, I don't want it to be clouded with the things that went wrong that day. I want to make sure that when you look back, you're reminded of how you felt when you saw your love dressed to the nines or how relieved you were to just start celebrating with everyone that made it.