New York Bride wants your wedding to be a low-stress success. To help with that, we make sure that finding the perfect wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses are a snap when you shop with us. Of course, garment shopping is just one part of the process. What about the rest of it? There are lots of other details to be dealt with.

We totally understand this, which is why we’re always on the lookout for tips, tricks and life hacks to make your other wedding preparations go just as smoothly. Recently, we happened across a post over at Buzzfeed called “31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day” that we think is definitely worth a read.

Here are the first five suggestions to get you started.

1. Wake up refreshed.

Get to bed at a decent hour the night before so you can be your best. For this reason it’s wise to plan bachelor and bachelorette parties at least a week ahead of time.

2. Eat a breakfast that is high in protein and complex carbs.

This food will take a while to break down in your body and keep you going, which is important since brides and grooms can go long periods without eating.

3. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready.

You want to be able to relax and have a good time with your bridesmaids, not stress over whether you’ll finish in time.

4. Wear a dress shirt when getting your hair styled.

Brides often wear T-shirts that have to be pulled over their freshly coiffed hair at the end. Dress shirts, however, can be unbuttoned without doing any damage to your beautifully done hair.

5. Grooms should make a list of all the things they need to do on the morning of the wedding.

Bridesmaids are great at helping a bride remember everything. Groomsmen are less helpful in this regard, though they are more likely to bring beer.

Be sure to click HERE to check out the full list. And, when you’re ready to select your dream wedding dress, come to New York Bride — at your convenience. Unlike other bridal stores, we never require a reservation to shop. Like we said — low-stress. See you soon!