WEDDING DAY TIPS
Your Wedding And Have A Blast On Your Big Day
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You'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
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.
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
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.