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Getting married this year and hoping for a stress free wedding?

I know it can be stressful, and it is hopefully a fun memorable experience. As a wedding officiant I can tell you that I see a lot of stressed out brides!

Here is a key to a stress free wedding. Include another woman in your plans; one who will be supportive and listen. Studies have shown that relating to another women is much more helpful than to a man. We love them, obviously, but don’t count on them for giving you the same kind of support a woman can. Men are from Mars…


Take the time in your planning schedule for self-care.


Not just the day or two before the weddings, but in all the months ahead of time. Take long baths, get massages, go for walks in Nature. Do whatever it is that helps you feel grounded and centered. When trying to make decisions, let go of the stranglehold your mind has on the situation and tune into your heart. Simply put your hand on your heart and breath. Feel the connection to something greater than yourself, whatever you call it. Ask for guidance. You may be surprised at how well this works for clarity in a situation.


And as I’ve said before, turn everything over to your organized friend the day before, or at least the morning of your wedding. Some DJs are good at telling you what you need to do next. You do not want to be thinking about when to cut the cake or anything other than being present with yourself, your sweetie, your friends and family.

There is a lot out there on the internet about how to have a stress free wedding, I especially like this one.

I will help you in being present for the actual ceremony! Or whoever you choose to officiate your Colorado Western Slope wedding, indoors or out, ask them what they do to help you and your guests be present during this important ceremony.

Then relax and have the time of your life!



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