7. Hire A Planner
I know this sounds self-serving, but honestly, there are so many little things that you may not have the capacity to think about on the day of your wedding. For example, do all of the people doing readings have copies, and when should you line up before the ceremony? Who will cue the band during cocktail hour while you are taking photos? None of these details should be on your mind. While family will often be glad to help, that means they can’t relax and fully enjoy the party. Having a professional to lean on means more fun for you and your guests.
6. Take Time To Eat
During the day you’ll be busy with the girls doing hair and make-up and all the little things that go with getting ready. You may also be concerned with feeling good about how you look in your dress. But don’t forget to eat during the day and at the reception. It will help you have enough energy to make it through the day, and not let the champagne go to your head too quickly. Not to mention, you picked an amazing menu and you should enjoy it!
5. Enjoy Pinterest, But Don’t Go Crazy
I planned a wedding for a bride who said she spent six hours a day on Pinterest getting ideas for her wedding and could not make a decision. Pinterest and The Knott, and other bridal resources are great for ideas and photos. I only caution to not let it consume you. I’ve found brides often feel a little low after the wedding because all of a sudden the anticipation is gone and you have a lot of free time. If you try to keep level through the process, it’s an easier transition when it is all over.
4. No One Else Knows The Plan
You’ve spent the last year meticulously pouring over every detail of the big day. Now that the reception is actually happening, you see the florist used a slightly different shade of rose in the centerpieces or the DJ is playing a remixed version of that Beyoncé song you wanted. No one else knows what you planned for. To your guests, everything is going just like you always dreamed. At this point it is best to not sweat the small stuff and enjoy the company of your family, friends, and new partner.
3. .If You Have Fun, So Will Your Guests
Let’s be honest, you want everyone to have fun at your wedding – it’s a huge party, and maybe the biggest and most expensive one you will ever throw. The easiest way to ensure this happens is for you to have fun. Your bridal party, family and guests will all take their cues from you. If you remember to just enjoy the moment you will find people leave saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to.
2. Don’t Put Off Your To Do List
Don’t save anything on your To Do list for the day of the wedding, except getting yourself ready of course. Wedding favors, programs, décor, those last little errands all should be completed before the day of the event. This way you keep your stress level as low as possible, and leave a little time for real last minute hick-ups, like traffic or torn hems.
1. Savor The Moment
This is it. This is what you’ve been planning for. The ring, the fiancé, the party, the spouse, the life you are getting ready to live together. All of these people are here to show their love and support for you. Look around and actively take the time to
appreciate every moment of it. It goes by in a flash, so make sure you take time
to really be in the moment.