It is finally your big day and all eyes are on you. With the perfect wedding dress and gorgeous bridal bouquet, you are certainly the most beautiful woman in the room. After all of the careful planning you put into your wedding ceremony and reception, the day has finally arrived and everything is going just as planned. Or is it?

Every bride-to-be’s nightmare is that something will go wrong on her wedding day. This fear is certainly understandable. After all, you have likely dreamed of this day since you were a little girl. You have invested a great deal of money into the wedding ceremony and reception. From selecting the perfect wedding ceremony flowers to selecting the best entertainment for you and your guests, every detail was given careful consideration.

Although there is no way to guarantee that your wedding will go off exactly as planned – after all, life is always full of its little surprises – there are a few steps you can take to help improve your chances of having the wedding you have always dreamed of. Some of these steps include:

1. Start planning your wedding ceremony and reception at least one year ahead of time. This will improve your chances of reserving the best location and entertainment for your special day.

2. Consult with a wedding florist early to determine which flowers will be in season at the time of your wedding. You are less likely to experience issues with in-season flowers for weddings. You might also want to consider using artificial silk flowers rather than fresh flowers. This way, you can be certain they will look great and will be available on your wedding day.

3. Put someone in charge. You don’t necessarily have to hire a wedding planner, but putting someone you trust in charge of the wedding ceremony and reception will take the stress off of you while ensuring everything goes smoothly and as planned when the big day finally arrives.

4. Make your centerpieces simple. Many brides-to-be want to include flowers in the centerpieces. Natural flowers can become wilted or easily damaged when used in centerpieces. Even if you insist upon having natural flowers in your bridal bouquet, consider using artificial silk flowers in the centerpieces. Artificial flowers can be given to your guests as long lasting souvenirs from your wedding day.

5. Be flexible. You may have been planning every last detail of your wedding since you were five years old, but you need to have a certain amount of flexibility if you hope to enjoy the day. Try to remain calm if details need to be changed, and enjoy your day for what it is – one of the most important and special days of your life.

Every bride-to-be wants her wedding day to be absolutely perfect. By following these simple steps, you allow your chance of having your dream wedding become to become a reality.