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WEDDING DAY TIPS

Get Through Your Wedding And Have A Blast On Your Big Day

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wedding day tips. wedding day survival tipsYou've probably spent so much time planning your wedding that it may feel like a larger-than-life event. Finally, when your wedding day comes, you'll still have a big list of things to keep track of and details to remember before you make it official.

Unfortunately with so much to do, many brides and grooms end up feeling frazzled on their wedding day. For many couples, instead of enjoying the wedding, they spend the whole time feeling stressed because there's so much to remember. But don't worry, you don't have to spend your wedding thinking of your "to do" list. If you'll use some time-tested advice, you can completely avoid a stressful wedding day and enjoy the event that you've so carefully planned.  Read on to find how you can sail through your wedding and have a terrific time on your big day.


Give Your Attendants a Job

If you're like most brides and grooms, you've chosen some of your closest friends and family members to be part of your wedding party as attendants. Besides just looking pretty, your attendants can be a lot more helpful on your wedding day if you give them special tasks to do. Need a little help putting the finishing touches on your bridal makeup? Ask one of your bridesmaids to give you a hand. Can't seem to find a good place to keep your wedding rings? Ask your best man to hold onto them for you.

Your attendants want to help you and they're probably up for any task that you give to them. Remember, their main concern on the wedding day is to attend to you, which is why they're called attendants!


Get Your Room Ready


If you, like many couples, are staying in a hotel room on your wedding night, set aside some time earlier on your wedding day to check-in to your hotel room and get your room key. Upon check-in, let the front desk clerk know that the room is for your wedding night. Many hotels will add complimentary services and make sure you have the best room for your money. Be sure to request a late check-out so you can sleep in. Place the packed suitcases for your honeymoon into your room and put a bottle of champagne on ice for you and your new spouse to enjoy when you retire to the room later.

Take a Doggy Bag from Your Reception

Believe it or not, but between greeting, dancing, cake cutting, toasting and all the other things you'll be doing, there's a pretty good possibility that you won't get to sit down and have a bite to eat at your wedding reception. Many couples are too busy to sit down and eat with everyone else, and even if they get the chance, they are too nervous or excited to really dig in.

To make sure you get to dine on all of the yummy food your caterer has prepared, ask your caterer to put together a variety of all the food that will be served at the reception and pack it into portable containers. When you leave your reception, you'll take the "to-go" boxes with you and then when you settle in for your wedding night you can really enjoy your reception food. Just ask your caterer in advance and they should be able to take care of it without any problems.


Get Your Pictures Done Early

Pictures are a huge part of your wedding ceremony and reception. After all, you'll be looking at these photos for years to come. But doing photo after photo when you're dying to get to the reception just isn't fun.

If you are doing posed photos with various people (parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, brothers, sisters, etc.), get them done before the ceremony ever starts. Obviously any photos with the combination of bride and groom will need to be done afterwards, but completing as many posed photos as possible prior to the ceremony will help you move more quickly from the ceremony to the reception. As an added plus, people will look fresher and will be more alert earlier in the day.


Be Prepared

Anything could happen on your wedding day. Packing a few items into an Emergency Tool Kit will help you tackle any minor problems that may arise. Pack a bag with a sewing kit, a first aid kit, stain-removal wipes, breath mints, safety pins, deodorant, bobby pins, mini scissors, and double sided tape. Being prepared for the little challenges that might come your way will make your day much easier.

Relax and Have Fun

You can plan your wedding out to the finest detail, but in the end there will undoubtedly be some things about your wedding that aren't exactly the way you want them. If something goes wrong, don't let it spoil your day. At some point, you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. You're marrying the person you love most in the world. Let that thought carry you through any problems you may face. Resolve to have fun at your wedding no matter what happens and surely you will have a wonderful time.

Getting married is an amazing experience that can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time, but your wedding doesn't have to be stressful when you follow these wedding day tips. Above all remember to enjoy yourself and you'll sail through your wedding and have a blast on your big day.