It’s almost your big day, whether you have had to rebook because of a lockdown or you have been lucky enough not to have to do that, it’s still one of the most memorable occasions, and here are some things to remember to make it even better!
This seems fairly self-explanatory. It is about capturing the romance of the day and the love and affection of the lucky couple and all the friends and family making your special day. A professional wedding photographer’s skill is to capture the tears of joy, laughter and freeze in time the most incredible moments. It may seem like an afterthought, but getting the perfect wedding photographers is so important! Another little touch could be to get polaroids or disposable cameras for the guest tables, so the guests can also take pictures for you to look at the next day!
Whether your ceremony takes place at 11am or 1pm, one of the key things to remember is that you will have an early start to get you and your family through hair, makeup. You won’t set down for a wedding breakfast till a few hours afterward either, so fitting in a good breakfast is essential. Maybe a hamper of croissants, conserves, and champagne?
You may be so focused on remembering the big things for the wedding day like the food, hair, makeup, and vows that you may forget the little things like plasters, safety pins, tissues, pain killers. Seasonal saviours are also important, like a blanket basket in winter or flip-flops and deodorant for summer. These can be pre-packed in advance, but make sure you have someone on hand to set it up at the venue before the guests arrive. It would also be a good idea to have a secret stash for the bridal/groom parties.
A wedding day is a whirlwind, a whirlwind of events and happiness; a lot is going on, so you and your new spouse must take a few minutes away together. Grab some food, a drink, and just a chance to reconnect.
Say Thank You.
It’s important to say thank you to your friend and family who pitched in during the wedding and the planning. Your bridal crew for not being annoyed at being dragged to the fifth wedding fair in a row, to wearing a floral wedding crown made of real flowers, despite having hayfever. Also to your parents for supporting you. Yes, your wedding is a day for the two of you, but it wouldn’t be possible without a lot of other people too. So, it’s important to take the time to say a few thank you’s.
Remember your Lines!
If you have written your own vows or will be making a speech, make time for a final rehearsal on your wedding morning. Just repeating words out loud in front of a mirror will help you feel more confident, both in the run-up and when you deliver them for real.