Wedding day – how not to go crazy and have fun
You have been preparing for the wedding for six months, have foreseen all the little things, but on day X your head is full of everything that cannot be forgotten, the groom is late, there is a traffic jam on the way to the registry office, and it’s even raining. To make your wedding day a pleasure, go smoothly and without overlays, we have collected 12 top tips to follow.
1. Get enough sleep and skip early fees
Thank you, you say, but I wouldn’t guess, of course I’ll get some sleep. The reality is usually this: the evening before there are dozens of things to do, and from the excitement you think about anything but sleep. There are also lining – alcohol was stolen from the creators of the blog before the wedding, so the last hours of the day were spent in search of it (do you remember about limiting the sale of alcohol in the evenings?). If things are not very important, put them aside, calm down and go to bed. Sleepy person is fresh and good looking. Sleepy wanders in a fog and forgets part of the day, and you definitely want to remember him.
Getting early is another enemy of good mood on your wedding day. Why get up at 5 in the morning if you are usually earlier than 8 and can’t lift your head from the pillow? Think about contractors – for example, to arrive for makeup by 5, the makeup artist will have to get up at 3-4 in the morning.
2. Have breakfast and remember to eat during the day
Breakfast will help you think about yourself and your loved one, and not about a banquet that you still have to reach. During a festive dinner, almost not a single young couple can eat from the heart, but at least something is worth eating. The main thing – don’t forget to try the wedding cake! You have chosen it for so long, it must be delicious. The time for taking out the cake is already less stressful, guests scatter in different corners, you can exhale and enjoy dessert.
3. Reschedule the bride’s morning shoot
Ideal for the hair and makeup rehearsals. You are already at the parade, and there will be many times more time for a calm boudoir photo session than on a wedding day. How can you look serene if you twitch that the bridal bouquet should have been brought in half an hour ago?
4. Be careful with the duration of the photo walk
Models get tired of continuous photo sessions, keep this in mind. You don’t need to spend 3 hours on it at all, that’s too much. The ideal duration of your shooting with your fiance: an hour and a half. You can divide it into two parts, spending one in the morning before the celebration, and the other in the late afternoon. It is quite possible to sneak away from guests for half an hour during a banquet, but you will catch the most beautiful sunset light.
You will be surprised, but guests are tired of taking pictures of young people. More precisely, not from the shooting itself, but from idleness. How many weddings at which the invitees are offered to “take a walk somewhere for a couple of hours.” So crowds of well-dressed and tortured people wander about, not knowing what to do with themselves. Therefore, divide the shooting in half, or at least organize some leisure for the others so that they do not go crazy with boredom.
5. Hire a wedding day coordinator
This advice could be put first, it is so important. The wedding coordinator connects before the celebration and makes sure that on day X everything goes as planned, and also solves unexpected problems. Do you want to control on your holiday that the decorators arrive at the site on time? Or explain the way to a lost person by phone? Or maybe you want to revive the second cousin’s husband who has gone overboard (and this happens)? You definitely don’t want to, so hire a coordinator for this day, even if you organized everything yourself. We will tell you in detail about the differences between a wedding organizer and a coordinator in a separate article.
6. Add extra time
Do not schedule closely, plan the day so that in case of overlaps, there is room for maneuver. For example, you know that with an average traffic load, it takes half an hour to go to the registry office. Put in 45-50 minutes, if you arrive earlier, it is better to get some air and take pictures. Believe me, it is on this day that road works or a hopeless traffic jam will be on the way.
7. Take extra clothes
A boring, but necessary item with a list. Take with you:
- Extra shoes for the bride and groom (in case of rubbed feet or rain)
- A spare shirt for the groom (suddenly it spills something) and a dress for the bride (you can just dress it up)
- Umbrellas for the young
In winter, remove umbrellas from your bag, but put in nice sweaters or coats, hats and mittens. The photographs of brides in one dress among the snowdrifts are scary to look at. And if the fact that the bride is cold is hidden by the foundation, then the groom’s red nose and his twisted fingers nullify all the romance.
8. Prepare the bride’s makeup bag
The most important thing is to take additional helpers for a hot summer wedding, we will talk about this in a separate article here .
9. Your wedding day is your rules!
Do what you like. Do not plan something just because it is necessary and this is a tradition that was at the weddings of all friends. For example, many believe that it is imperative to stage a wedding dance with a choreographer. Don’t torture yourself! If you are not very good at dancing, and the groom generally panics from one perspective, who needs it? An experienced presenter will help you organize the moment with the dance in such a way that it will be touching even without choreography. If you have dreamed all your life about registering at the registry office, but outdoor ceremonies are in fashion, do as you see fit. Do you want the solemn atmosphere of the Wedding Palace? Who’s stopping you!
10. Move your phone away
Take a selfie with your groom and give your phone to your friend. Lost guests will call the coordinator (whose number you will give them in advance), they will also post a photo of the day on Instagram. Your task is to enjoy the moment offline.
11. Be careful with alcohol
You can drink a glass of champagne for courage, but pouring a bottle into yourself is already too much. Do you want to remember your wedding day?
12. Don’t worry about the little things
Every wedding has a cute twist: something is bound to go wrong. Even if you are a planning genius. Decide ahead of time that you enjoy whatever happens. This is your wedding day and it happens only once in a lifetime.
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