So, you’re nearing your wedding date (the 100-days-until-the-big-day creeped up on ya, huh?), and the panic is starting to kick in. When you lay your head on your pillow at night, your mind probably races through all the things you wanted to get done for the wedding, but just haven’t gotten to yet. You still haven’t found the perfect favors, you can’t decide if you want to go with flats or those cute wedges you saw, and did you pay the dj yet? are you even supposed to pay the dj yet? Oh, and there was that awesome idea you saw on Pinterest, but where would you even put that at your wedding?

We know. There are hundreds of decisions to make for a wedding (and that’s just in the first 3 months of wedding planning, ha!), and, much like a final in class, you study all the way up until you walk into the classroom to take the test. Otherwise, you didn’t try your hardest, right? (Okay, if you’re not the type of person that felt that way, you can be dismissed from reading the rest of this blog post, because the rest of this article might not pertain to you.) Let us let you in on a little secret: your brain needs some rest to perform at it’s best (the rhyme is a bonus). That means, it’s time to figuratively put down the book and step away from the library. Or, Pinterest, as the wedding-world equivalent would be. Write it down. Make your list (that’s what Einstein did, didn’t you know? He didn’t memorize anything he could write down). And let it go until you check it off.

That’s right. With just a few days until your wedding, just take a break. Breathe a little bit. Reconnect with your spouse-to-be and remember what this whole event is about anyway. It’s not about the flowers, or the cake, or the color of stitching on your garter. It’s about that man you’re about to walk down that aisle and kiss (and then ride away with at the end of the night).

And the best part is? Even if you step away now and don’t plan another thing….did you hear me? EVEN IF YOU STEP AWAY NOW AND DON’T PLAN ANOTHER THING…’s going to be perfect. It really is. It’s going to be your own perfect day. Perfect in all those little imperfect moments that you’ll inevitably remember. And perfect in those few perfect moments that you remember. Like the moment you surprise yourself with tears while you’re saying your vows. And that moment at the dinner table when he leans over and kisses your cheek. And yes, even that moment when your bridesmaid trips and falls on the dance floor because her heel broke. It will be perfect.