Planning a wedding is a lot of work – so many details, so much time spent thinking about and coordinating just one day of your life. So when that day comes, here are five simple things you should remember to do on your wedding day.
- Eat Something. Your wedding day is a very long day. Often times hair appointments or photos can be scheduled during breakfast and lunch, so remember to eat something. Check with your salon – they may provide a platter of fruit, bagels, etc for your bridal party. You can also ask your wedding coordinator to deliver breakfast (and/or lunch) to you! Then, as obvious as it may seem, remember to eat your dinner at the reception. With so much excitement and so many guests, it is easy to be taken away from your own meal, and especially your own wedding cake. Make sure you and your groom get to taste and enjoy the food that you spent the time picking out!
- Steal a Moment. It is your wedding day – a day about a man and woman who love each other. Make sure you take time at some point during that day to steal a moment with each other and just reflect on the joy of your day. People will be pulling you in every direction all day, so taking a few quiet moments just the two of you, to slow down and just be with each other, is important.
- Accept It. Months and months of planning has lead you to this day, but inevitably something will not go as planned. The sooner you accept this and move on, the better. Remember, there are very few people at your wedding that will know if something went wrong or didn’t go as planned…unless you make a huge deal about it. It’s your wedding day and there are better ways to spend it than crying in a bathroom over something that went wrong.
- Be Present. The day goes by so quickly (as everyone tells you), but try to be present and in the moment as much as you possibly can. You have planned everything – now is the time to relax and enjoy it. This means listen during your ceremony, be present as you talk to guests, and enjoy your Best Man/Maid of Honor speeches. Take in the little moments because that is what you will remember for years to come.
- Dance. By the time the dance floor opens, the day is almost over. You may not have talked to everyone who came, but the music is playing and its time to cut loose. Enjoy that time with your family, friends, and bridal party by making a few more memories before the night is over.
Kelly McDonald is an Event & Wedding Designer/Coordinator with Timeless Events. They plan and coordinate fabulous weddings and events of all sizes and budgets. Their custom-priced, affordable packages make them the number one choice for full service wedding planning, day-of coordination, destination weddings, and set up/take down.